For my latest mixtape, “110%”, I decided to remix Wale’s first major label single “Chillin” f/ Lady Gaga. For the remix, I wanted to go with something more organic to make it different than the 808- & synth-heavy original. To keep it DC, I sampled a break from go-go band Trouble Funk’s “Let’s Get Small”, which Boogie Down Productions used on their classic “Criminal Minded”. From there, I layered 2 other breaks that BDP used in that song (Isaac Hayes’ “Breakthrough” and Syl Johnson’s “Different Strokes”) and added some more samples and loops to accompany certain lines that Wale raps. The result is an uptempo, mega-mix style remix, suitable for the clubs, the jeeps, the streets, bar mitzvahs, weddings and ipods. 110%!
via: skratch bastid
this is nice for the clubb, the carr, the beachh, the girll & summerrrr
I heard Wale’s name (pronounced Wa-Leh) out on the streets of LA. It put a smile on my face. DC is moving quality. Cant wait for this album to drop. The Mixtape about nothing has been posted here quite a few times. But in case you were asleep, heres your chance.
download: Wale – Mixtape About Nothing