Released back in April, ‘mix-album’ The Foundation showcased German superproducer Shuko‘s work with an impressive lineup of hip-hop icons and underground buzzmakers. Strung Out , Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo‘s contribution to the project, was recently overhauled by countless hopeful beatsmiths as part of a Coalmine Records-hosted remix challenge. The wining entry in the “sampled”category came courtesy of up-and-coming producer Small Professor, who switched Shuko’s gritty instrumental for a lush, string-driven jazz-funk groove that keeps the old-school vibe, but adds a wistfully nostalgic flavor to Skyzoo’s hard-hitting, braggadocio-laced rhymes; though the tone is different, the end result could hardly feel more natural. Fans can find this version of the cut, the winning “non-sampled” revamp (contributed by Brazilian producer Cabe), and more on the new, Foundation-inspired Strung Out Remixes EP, available now on iTunes.
Listen to More: Skyzoo
Written by richard on 08/3/09
The Faculty Inc./ Duck Down Music
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"The Necessary Evils" (2008)
You Might Like...
Member Reviews and Ratings
- Best/Worst of the Week: Andre 3000 All Day, Queen Bey Reigns & More
- Draft Day: What Label Should Your Favorite Rapper Sign To?
- DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts (August 2014)
- Kev Decor - Swamp Ass
- “Views from All Day”: Drake, Kanye & The State of Hip-Hop Leaks
- Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography
- Ty Dolla $ign - $ign Language
- Drake vs. Lil Wayne - The Hits
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
- Even More Porn Stars in Music Videos (NSFW)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.