Crisp N' Fresh: Janelle Monae + B.o.B + Lupe Fiasco = One Tippin' Collaboration

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I'll be the first to admit that I am not a huge fan of remixes. Save for a few that drizzle my collection, I just don't seek them out. Sometimes I feel that remixes clutter up a perfectly good song with this rapper or that interloping sample. Even the strength of favorites, B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco couldn't sway me into hearing them guest spot on a revamped version of Janelle Monae's "Tightrope", considering how much I adore to high heaven the original with Big Boi. Well, that was until today.

With new guest stars, "Tightrope" is upgraded from the funk shuffle into and a gritty sparse rock beat that bringing the flows of Lupe and B.o.B to focus, not to mention Janelle herself spits out a few sharp bars of her own. The stark black n' white video captures the slickness of the trio's craft and style, and I must say that here's where a remix really works to an advantage. It's very 90's throwback in a way, the time where I remembered a remix being something to talk about and witness. So bringing some of that mindset back is welcomed. I hate sounding like a broken record, but Janelle Monae continues being the bad mama jama, slaying folks left and right with her talent...her talent just screams in your face and you can't ignore that.


  1. Yes!!!! I am loving Jane's flow on this remix!!!!!!

  2. Before I clicked & read, I thought a diss was on the rise = I would've had to "unfollow" you!

    Co-sign: Janelle Monae, Dopeness, period.


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