A standout track off ‘09 Wu-Tang compilation Chamber Music, Ill Figures found Raekwon sharing the mic with three fellow pioneers of the Northeastern gangsta/hardcore style: Brownsville, Brooklyn-repping duo M.O.P. and Corona, Queens veteran Kool G Rap. Today, the star-studded banger gets a production makeover courtesy of Andrew Kelley, the beatsmith who put his spin on the Re-Up Gang‘s The Raw Is Back last summer. Part of a never-completed mixtape project created in conjunction with the Chef’s management (read the full story here), this freshly-released remix (a Booth-exclusive world premiere) finds Kelley trading Fizzy Womack and Josh Werner‘s boom-bap boardwork for something a touch more aggressive, centering his bass-led groove around a sample from dancehall hitmaker Yellowman’s Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt (also famously flipped by Eazy-E). The result is a laid-back yet driving revamp that does ample justice to the original—or have I got it twisted? If you agree with my assessment, there’s more to come; Kelley’s unfinished Dope on the Table tape will be released as a Booth-exclusive, seven-song EP on December 1.
Written by richard on 11/21/11
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