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.

2 comments:

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

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  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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