UNALTERED

Rap is talking with music.

– Lil’ B

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire just released this pretty unsettling rap song today, and it got me thinkin’.

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – One for Sophie

About a month ago, Wills sent me a link to this beautiful Darondo song, and like most music Wills passes on to me, it’s extremely solid.

Darondo – Didn’t I

I’d actually heard this song before though, but as the context for “Remember the Time” by Grip Grand.  What’s interesting about this song as opposed to all the other sample digging I talk about on here is that, like “One for Sophie” above, this song isn’t used as a brief snippet or loop for the rap, it’s just the full, unaltered track with the verses overdubbed on top.  No editing, no added drums, no cuts, completely unaltered.  Pretty rare, but not unheard of.  In fact, this isn’t the first time eXquire has used this technique.

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Vanilla Rainbows

Of course if you keep up with this blog, then you know I recently mentioned the ultimate incarnation of this technique in relation to Raekwon’s newest mixtape that starts to do what I’m talking about here but doesn’t quite go all the way.

Ghostface Killah – Holla

Anybody know of any others?  It’d be cool to have a full mix of songs like this but four songs by three artists is kind of a weak mix.  Help me out!

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