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Biggie Electrified: Top 5 EDM Spins

Notorious B.I.G is the epitome of rap. His posthumous releases remain strong to this day,12 years after his death. Considered by many to be the best that ever lived, Biggie set the groundwork for the modern day rap game. Some of his iconic tracks like ‘Juicy’, ‘Notorious Thugs’ and ‘Hypnotize’ still get regular airtime on radio stations and can be recited by nearly anyone with a true love for hip-hop and rap. Now that EDM has taken precedence in America, many producers have started to sample voices of the past, including Biggie.

Peep Vibe’s 5 tracks that have remixed Wallace proper under the EDM umbrella. Much respect for those who successfully sampled the big man.

Big Gigantic - Notorious Thugs Remix

The Colorado based electronica/instrumentalists have taken the music scene by storm. Successfully infusing live instrument play with DJ producer sounds like synthesizers and devastating bass, the production duo has gained national acclaim. Making appearances at some of the biggest festivals nationwide like Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco and Ultra Music Festival, ‘Big G’ has intoxicated the masses with their unique style. That being said, Big Gigantic released a remix to Biggie’s ‘Notorious Thugs’ last year. Highlighting their strong points as producers, this track is an eclectic mix of heavy bass and glitchy synths. Safe to say that this remix can be considered ‘notorious’.

Gel Abril + Andrea Oliva - Scene

Most likely, the majority of you reading this are thinking to yourselves ‘Who are these guys?'...Both Israeli producer Gel Abril and Swiss producer Andrea Oliva are considered to be part of the upper tier when it comes to techno/tech house music. Owner of the ‘Be As One’ imprint, Abril has also been featured on many of the world’s top labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Get Physical Music and Ovum Recordings. Andrea Oliva on the other hand is apart of the most respected outfit across the pond, Cadenza. For this techy groove filled gem, the two craftily used multiple voice clips of the late Wallace. One of the samples used features Biggie’s deep bellowing voice as he exclaims ‘I like that’....we’re sure that he would feel the same way if he heard this sick tune.

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heRobust - Lover’s Duet (ft Tupac & Notorious B.I.G)

Atlanta based producer Hayden Kramer has been on the forefront of blending multiple genres since his emergence in 2011. Since then he has shared the stage with fellow innovators such as Flying Lotus, Daddy Kev and Shlomo. For one of his most recent creations, Kramer remixed Biggie’s ‘Crush On You’ and mashed it with Tupac’s ‘Do For Love’ to make up his ‘Lover’s Duet’. Referring to it as the long lost love tape between B.I.G and Pac, Kramer’s rework is an incredible remix as it perfectly meshes the rap titan’s vocal samples with a synthy rhythmic bassline. Although the two rappers had beef with one another before their unfortunate demise, they most certainly would have agreed that this track is dope.

Robotic Pirate Monkey - Miley Is Trippin’ (Ft Miley Cyrus + Notorious B.I.G)

Another production crew hailing from Colorado, Robotic Pirate Monkey was started by 3 college students who came together while realizing they shared common interests. Since then, the trio has taken the scene by storm in a considerably short amount of time. Boasting an arsenal of unique remixes featuring just about anything they think is cool, RPM has amassed a nationwide following with ease. Some of their bass filled mashup/remixes include the likes of Bob Marley, The Smashing Pumpkins and Aerosmith to name a few. On their EP release ‘Jungle Tales Vol 1’, the Colorado-ians present Biggie lovers with what we think is the freshest take on sampling the rapper’s original. Would you think that Miley Cyrus and Big would ever appear on a track together? Hell no. Hypothetically, let’s say this did occur, would you think it would be anything close to cool? Probably not, but I am happy to say that the answer is yes in this case. While using Cyrus’ teeny booper anthem ‘Party In The USA’ and Big’s ‘Party And Bullshit’ in an innovative way, they pack the tune with MASSIVE bass. The creativity of this crew is hard to match. Let’s just say they offer show attendees something sick to hear so that they to can ‘party and bullshit’.

Girl Talk - Smash Your Head

Considered to be the ‘Mashup Master’, Pittsburgh native Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk has made a successful career by creating tracks that New York Times Magazine refers to as ‘A lawsuit waiting to happen’. Let me assure you, this man is no idiot. Outside of music, he holds a degree in biomedical engineering. That being said, for me to claim that this guy raised the bar for what is considered a good mashup, I’d be underselling it. He has released five albums in which every track is a conglomerate of random artist’s originals. In actuality he is so creative in his mashup methods that it is hard to truly claim he is stealing anything but rather doing what DJs do on a more intricate level (you try sampling and layering 200 tracks on any given album). Over the years he has gained praise from just about anyone who has heard his mashups and I guarantee that most of you have heard this one. ‘Smash Your Head’ was released on Gillis’ album ‘Night Ripper’. This track manages to mix the voices of Elton John, Young Jeezy and of course Biggie. While only touching the tip of the iceberg when referring to the actual amount of tracks cut up and rearranged for this mashup, it still truly is a ‘Juicy’ creation.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Usher Releases "Peace Sign" Video Off Of 'A' Project

Given Monday's (Dec. 10) debate about who's the king of R&B, one of the names that steadily popped up in the conversation has stepped onto the scene. In a visual promotion for his A soundscape, Usher released the video for "Peace Sign" alongside producer Zaytoven.

Previously, the pair hit the studio for an eight-track project that pays respect to their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. It was surprise-released in October and effortlessly fuses ATL's aura on the soundscape. Now, the "Peace Sign" video puts that decision into cinematic motion.

"Atlanta offers a certain attitude and a sauce that I can't explain, and it is a little bit in 'No Limit,' it is a little bit in 'TNT.' I'm literally talking sh*t, man," he said in an interview with The Fader. "I'm popping sh*t that I haven't popped, like really ever. And that's what being in the moment creates. When you have months and months to think about it and you begin to analyze all the people who you need to think of and what you want this entire project to work out, you'll lose certain elements of your spontaneity an incredible culture that just happens in the moment. I didn't give that space. I really was honest with the feelings, I was honest with the conversation and I was really in the moment. And I thank Zay for that."

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T.I. Releases Short Film For "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up"

T.I. keeps himself accountable for his wrongdoings in the cinematic visual for "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up."

Premiered Monday (Dec. 10) on his series T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, the track featuring singer-songwriter Victoria Monet, is flipped into a 10-minute-short film. Directed by Mike Ho, the short film stars comedienne Britney Elena, Colombus Short, Woody McClain and model Denise Rodriguez.

Starting at a fancy dinner gathering among friends, things take a turn for the worst when the rapper's other partner invades the feast. On the Dime Trap cut, T.I. calls out himself for his past mistakes and deviances with acknowledgment on how he needs to do better.

"It's amazing all the sh*t I done / Such examples I've been setting for my son / All she did was stay down and have my kid / All the time just to realize I ain't sh*t," T.I. spits. In addition to the rapper flexing his acting chops, the album version of the song includes the infamous scene in ATL between Tip and Lauren London, where his character snatches a necklace he gifted for New New.

The rapper is currently closing out the year on an impressive note as it was revealed that his music has been streamed 276 million times on the music streaming service Spotify. "A modest flex to end my 18th year in this sh*t!!!! Multitudes of Gratitude!!! #NextYearWeGoBigger!!!!," the Grand Hustle emcee tweeted on Saturday (Dec. 8).

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Extra thx to @brittneyelena @woody_thegreat @mikeho_ @officialcshort and errrrbody involved in bringing this vision to life!!! #TheAmazingMrFuckUP out @vevo after tonight’s episode of Friends and Family Hustle!!! @vh1

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A modest flex to end my 18th year in this sh*t!!!! Multitudes of Gratitude!!! #NextYearWeGoBigger!!!! pic.twitter.com/7J6FFsUicS

— T.I. (@Tip) December 8, 2018

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