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who unremixed the remix?

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ive been thinking abt this for quite awhile.  remember when remixes were remixes?  i mean like, completely different songs?  what happened  to that?  when did that stop?  it’s like i just woke up one day and noticed that ppl were just takin original songs, slappin some wack verse by some random rapper on em and calling it a remix.  that’s it.  just lil somebody or young whoever talkin bout bullshit.

young people, this is NOT how you do it.  that aint a remix; its an added verse.  i want REAL remixes back!   mix up the melody, do somethin different with the beat.  a different mix, of the song.  a re-mix, if you will.  A REMIX.

you know, my soul is basically always at odd with puffy poppa diddy puff, but i will give him credit:  that man could appreciate a remix.  i’ll draw the line at him sayin he invented the shit, but.  as a good example of what a remix should be, i’d like to put beneath the microscope 2 of mary j. blige’s best albums ever:  ‘what’s the 411’ and the ‘what’s the 411’ remix album.

o yes.  i said *remix album.*

we can’t get a decent SINGLE remix today, but back then?  n!ggas had ENTIRE REMIX ALBUMS.  OF REAL REMIXES.

here’s one of my favorite songs, ‘love no limit.’  this is the original.

now, here’s the remix.

i dont even have to say too much.  aint nobody rappin on this shit.  they’re not bein lazy and resting on that being the difference.  they kept essentials & made a totally different song.  and my soul screams YES! (c) probably the name of some wack ass chitlin circut play starring christopher williams & stony jackson.  and here’s another good one:  ‘let’s get married’ by jagged edge, original & remix.  this is one of the two reasons i respect jermaine dupri.  to be honest with you, i can’t remember reaon #2.

meanwhile, let’s look at ashanti’s ‘rain on me‘ and its “remix.”

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that’s not a remix, that’s a LIE.

this is my official petition to re-remix the remix.  because these new jack jerks are too damn young to be so lazy.