Hot damn! I've been sitting on this track for a week and never got a chance to listen. With dubstep maestro Rusko on production and Jurassic-5 legend Chali 2na on the microphone, we've got a winner folks. It's awesome to see serious hip-hop artists doing original dubstep tracks. Kind of wonder why Rusko didn't try to get it on his album (which is the absolute dopeness as well).
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The fedora-wearing music extraordinaire has come through yet again with a freebie for his fans. This time, it's the second installment of his epic Dirty South Dance compilation. Featuring acapellas from the Top 40ist of Top 40 hip-hop (doesn't Soulja Boy have some high school classes to finish?) over funky electro jams, Dirty South Dance 2 deftly walks the line between cheesy mashup disc and bona fide remix compilation.
There are a few tracks that, on first glance, don't seem to belong here (a Craze remix of Fools Gold's newest MC export, Donnis, for example), but after a few listens, I think it's clear that electronic production and hip-hop have just become so fused together in pop music that "concept" mixtapes like this seem almost regular. In either event, this mix is a surefire party soundtrack for summer. And in ten years, when musicologists finally look back at this decade and wonder "what the f*** happened?" Dirty South Dance 2 might just be their Rosetta Stone.
Get the full compilation for here and look out for a physical package in the near future.