Here’s a list of some the best remixes I’ve ever heard. This list ranges from songs released in the 90’s to even last year. It’s an ordered list even though I don’t really think I can rank some of these songs. Some of them are remarkable and just timeless. I’m sure many of you will recognize them because they were really poppin’ when they were first released and even the really old ones are still jams. What’s weird is a lot of names are repeated on this list, guess some artists just really know how to do a remix!
Bishop Nehru is one of the most exciting upcoming rappers to burst on to the scene in the past year. At the tender age of 18, he’s already released a collaboration album with MFDOOM(yes, DOOM himself, yes I know that’s crazy), he produces a lot of his music and his latest EP was executively produced by Nas. Woah, as a hiphop head I immediately took note and realized that this guy is the real deal. When Nas and MF Doom endorse a certain person’s music you know it’s gonna be really good.
Nas is one of the most prolific lyricists of all time. Alone he has inspired an entire generation of lyricists including my favorite rapper Lupe. Nas has been mentioned countless times as the “Rapper who made me like Hiphop” or “The one who inspired me to start writing raps”. His album “Illmatic” is probably the most critically acclaimed and celebrated rap album of all time. He mastered the art of storytelling, making the listener feel as if they knew him personally and were with him in the streets of NYC at that time. I don’t really have to say much about him to prove that he is one of the greatest rappers AND lyricists of all time, you just need to listen.
Everyone’s had this experience at parties attended by Hip-Hop Heads who always claim upon hearing the soundtrack for the evening “Oh man Hip-Hop ain’t the same no more” , “These new cats ruined it” and the odd “You ain’t got no Will Smith back there?”
This article isn’t necessarily against any new music. Personally I love some Travi$ Scott at my parties and I could cause several fatal accidents when I’m driving to that Lil Herb,Durk,Bibby and all the Drill gods out there.
This is basically an appreciation and educational opportunity for all the people out there who think Rakim Allah and Nasir are Egyptian mythology heroes (Don’t come at me guys. No death threats for my sister please. We cool,right?)