2 Chainz is back today with “Stay Woke Freestyle.” It begins with sample from Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo,” and the ensuing beat has lots of noodly keyboard action and plaintive piano chords to go along with the booming drum machines. Our man Tauheed is not as comedic as usual here, opting instead for an … More »
Kanye West has not exactly been a model of stability lately. He has spent the past year loudly and incoherently embracing Donald Trump. His most recent songs are collaborations with incarcerated pariah Tekashi 6ix9ine. Last month, West publicly freaked out on Drake for following Kim Kardashian on Instagram. Last week, West More »
In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn’t last. Music videos still exist on television, but niche ventures like the MTV Jams Channel only exist in the shadowy nether reaches of cable subscriptions, and that’s not where music videos … More »
Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »
The name Ocasio derives from the Spanish “ocasión,” which means what you think it means: an occasion, a time. According to Ancestry.com, most people named Ocasio are Puerto Rican, in heritage if not in residence, and the word’s “meaning as a surname” is unclear. More »
It may not be the best time to flip a song Kanye West is involved in, but that didn’t stop Birthdayy Partyy and RaceCarBed from delivering a smash hit remix of the Yeezus x 2 Chainz collaboration. I mean, given it’s Birthdayy Partyy they kind of had to flip “Birthday Song” if you ask me.
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2 Chainz is 41 years old, and he still makes ridiculously fun hits and regularly appears on songs with the biggest stars in the world. For that, he’s an inspiration. He’s also a relentlessly good rapper, a neverending source of dad jokes and absurdist boasts. And now he’s made another video just as silly as … More »
It’s been an eventful week for YG! Last Friday, he released his new album Stay Dangerous, proving that he doesn’t even have to try hard anymore. This Monday, as TMZ reports, the rapper was kicked off of an American Airlines flight before the plane even left the gate for … More »
Rickyxsan and YehMe2 of Flosstradamus fame release a flaming trap remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “X,” featuring 2 Chainz and Saudi. The original, which was also produced by Lamar, was featured on the Black Panther album.
This new version of “X” hardly uses Lamar’s vocals, becoming a record completely Rickyxsan and Yehme2’s own. They pitch up the tempo to add energy, inserting some bounce into the mix as well with titillating synthesizer. Then, pitched-up vocals fall into gritty bass, squeaking syntns, and mammoth 808s that sends shivers down the spine. It’s safe to say they’ve adapted Kendrick Lamar’s piece into a veritable festival hit, geared toward causing a frenzy among its listeners.
Ricky and Josh Young have been friends for a while but have never collaborated. Once Young started working on the remix, his mind went to Rickyxsan to help create this body melting trap vibe.
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