It’s time. After I-don’t-even-know-how-long I’ve finally completed my ultimate hip hop play list. My magnum opus, if you will (you won’t). I’ve compiled 50 of my favorite hip hop songs of ALL time. Most of these songs I grew up bumping on mix CD-Rs on my Discman (props to Napster and WinAmp). Odds are, every one of my DJ sets will consist of at least 10 of these jams. I can’t help it, I’m a creature of habbit.
It’s been a long eight years since Daft Punk released Human After All, so you know the World was thrown into chaos at the announcement of a new album. Finally, Random Access Memories has been released (officially) TODAY, therefore, making it the greatest day ever… DAFT PUNK DAY!
We’ve compiled 10 (or so) of the best uses of Daft Punk’s music through remixes and samples. Some of them are right on the money for a pop hit, some are completely nuts, but they are all Daft Punk.
After well over a month of hype which kicked off with a 15-second SNL commercial. Then, over the weekend, ANOTHER, longer teaser video was released for the song “Get Lucky.” It featured the soulful Pharrell Williams, as well as funk-disco legendary producer Niles Rodgers, and the Robots sitting in on bass and drums. And did I mention they were all wearing Michael Jackson-style shiny suits?
Since then, people have been remixing and looping these small clips and trying to pass them off as leaks.
Let me start off by saying this “leak” was played on a Dutch radio station, who stated they believe this isn’t the final mix of “Get Lucky,” (Pharrell’s vocals sound a bit flat) but it’s about as close as we’re gonna get before Random Access Memories drops on May 21. Take what you can get, I always say.
With the release of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, this new Robin Thicke video adds to a week of extreme sexiness. I mean, PHARRELL is in the video, the three guys are dancing with models, and Robin Thicke is eating a chocolate ice cream cone, need I say more?
Phili natives Chiddy Bang hit it big over the last year with their single “The Opposite of Adults,” which features a sample from MGMT‘s “Kids.” The hip hop duo, consisting of MC “Chiddy” aka Proto and DJ/producer Xaphoon Jones, dropped The Swelly Express mixtape last November, and aside from “The Opposite of Adults,” they have “Truth” which features a sample from Passion Pit‘s “Better Things.”
Oh their latest single, “The Good Life,” they bring in super producer and N.E.R.D. front man Pharrell, who packs in the synth and funky beats.