Well, we’re moving right along through the list and we here at T.R.O.Y. hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard thus far. Â If you’ve just arrived check out Selections 1-10,Â Selections 11-20, and Selections 21-30, and then devour today’s picks.Â
31. Ice Cube “What Can I Do?” (Ali Shaheed Eastside Remix)
32. Masta Ace “Saturday Night Live” (L.A. Jay Remix)
33. Nas ft. Sadat X. “One Love” (One L Main Mix)
The Groove Merchantz, a team consisting of Godfather Don and V.I.C. enlist Brand Nubian member Sadat X to help give this personal ode to fam locked up an even more intimate vibe. The drums remain, but in comes the horns that help to recreate the track. And while the original hook sported by Q-Tip was soothing, this one is more conspicuous and catchy.
34. Hard 2 Obtain “Ghetto Diamond” (Remix)
35. Ultramagnetic MCs “Saga Of Dandy, The Devil, And Day” (Remix)
The original’s slow, plodding beat never sounded quite right combined with the raps by Kool Keith and Ced Gee. The drums have been brought forward and the awkwardly placed trumpet has been wisely moved to the background, creating a much more aurally pleasing sound and really letting you concentrate on the lyrics.
36. Kurious “I’m Kurious” (Pete Nice Remix)
While the infectious “Mysterious Vibes” sample is always appreciated, Pete Nice decided to give “I’m Kurious” some more bap for it’s boom.Â The lyrics may be the same, but the track certainly isn’t.
37. Souls Of Mischief “Never No More” (76 Seville Mix)
38. Compton’s Most Wanted “Def Wish II” (DJ Premiere Remix)
It’s bad enough MC Eiht got at DJ Quik, but to add insult to injury DJ Premier remixed possibly the best Def Wish track out of the series and made the DJ Slip verison absolutely forgettable. This was one of the first Westcoast remixes Work of Mart produced.
39. Chi-Ali “Funky Lemonade” (Beatnuts Remix)
40. Jungle Brothers ft. Q-Tip “On The Road Again” (Remix)
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Tune in tomorrow for selections 41-50.