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- Mariah would rerecord all her voices for her remixes and even going as far to change lyrics and arrangements so theyre pretty much new songs. see 1 vs 2
- Mariah was the first pop girl to do the changing up their image thing with the use of hiphop/RnB
- Mariah stated that the Fantasy Remix was made up half the sales of the Fantasy single and is what pushed it to be #1
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In the 1990s, we had some of the best Rap and R&B artists, with some of those great artists coming together making some of the best collaborations we've may heard. Below is a list (in no order) of mine and most likely some of your favorites.
Regulate (1994) - Warren G featuring Nate Dogg
First appearing on the 'Above the Rim' soundtrack, Regulate became a breakout song for both artist. With lyrics being describes as "a surreal pastiche of half-sung lyrics about fighting and fucking", it can see why this iconic song went #1 on Rap Singles, #2 on the Hot 100 charts and lasting impression on the rap game.
FYI – 'Regulate' sampled Michael McDonald's 'I Keep Forgettin' (Every time I'm Near You)' and is Def Jam records biggest single
All I Need (1995) - Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige
This collaboration needs not many words to show that its not only one of the best collabs but one of the best hip-hop songs ever made. With Wu-Tang alum Method Man and 'Queen of Hip-Hop Soul' Mary J. Blige coming together on the Trackmasters production and help from Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's 'You're All I Need to Get By', this timeless classic still stands the time.
FYI – It went to #1 on both the Rap and R&B Billboard Single charts and went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Fantasy (Remix) (1995)– Mariah Carey featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard
I think the everyone loves the original Fantasy song but when you put the ODB on the Puff Daddy produced remix (which includes sampling Tom Tom Club's 'Genius of Love'), the song goes to whole another level. Mariah's record label at the time (Columbia) was very uncertain with the Wu-Tang member on the track and were scared it would hurt her record sales for 'Dreamlover' but obviously they were wrong and the rest is...
FYI -With the collaboration, Mariah is credited for introducing hip-hop genre to the mainstream pop culture with the remix. Her friend the Da Brat agrees and says: All the new R&B and younger pop artists should worship the ground Mariah walks on because she paved the way in so many different ways by trying different things that the world didn't necessarily agree with, she adds. And that's what these new artists lack -- they lack appreciation, and they lack respect.
Still Not a Player (1998)– Big Pun featuring Joe
Coming from his debut album 'Capital Punishment' The late Big Pun had his biggest hit of his career with Still Not a Player where it hit #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. With R&B crooner Joe and samples of Brenda Russell's 'A Little Bit of Love' made of the best hip songs of 1998.
FYI – Joe talking with Hiphopdx of the song: The ‘Still Not A Player’ record was kinda funny because I had ‘Don’t Wanna Be A Player’ as my single at the time. And Pun had, I think, a similar record too, Joe said. “I’m not sure what it was called, but anyways the two songs were so similar we just sat down and chopped it up and was like ‘Yo, we should just merge the two.’
Whatta Man (1993) - Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue
With a new spin on Linda Lyndell's 1968 song 'What a Man', the 1993 version produced by Salt-N-Pepa long time producer Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor including the talented vocals of En Vogue peaked #3 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
FYI – Tupac and Treach (from Naughty by Nature and Pepa's future ex-husband) appear in the video.
Got 'till it's Gone (1997)– Janet Jackson featuring Q-Tip
From her sixth album 'Valet Rope', the song accounts Janet's 'struggle with depression and intimacy'. With help from friends/producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, they were able to put together a song that expressed the inner turmoil of her feelings. Also Got 'till it's Gone was her entrance into the alternative hip-hop sound departing from her more polished pop appeal. The song includes elements of rap and R&B but also folk, pop, jazz, neo soul and downtempo. Then with great lyrics from A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip and samples of Joni Mitchell's 'Big Yellow Taxi', making this one of Janet's best song.
FYI – Not only was the song a hit but the video (where Janet Jackson performing at a club during apartheid) was as well. Directed by Mark Romanek, the video won for Best Short Form Music Video at the Grammy's.
Here is the video with Mark, Joni and Janet discussing the video:
If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) (1996) - Nas featuring Lauryn Hill
A song by many publications as the 'best rap song ever', 'If I Ruled the World' was first song that got Nas noticed into the mainstream. With help from the soulful Fugees's songstress Lauryn Hill, production from the Trackmasters and Kurtis Blow song of the same name, it became Nas first song to go into the Top 20 R&B hit.
FYI – Nas discusses the making of 'If I Ruled the World':
I Wanna Be Down (Remix) (1994)– Brandy featuring MC Lyte, Yo-Yo & Queen Latifah
This iconic collaboration first came from Atlantic Records head Sylvia Rhone who 'came up with the idea of re-recording the track' with rappers Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen. The single went to #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.
FYI - Brandy says of the remix in 2012: The hip-hop remix meant the world to me, I’m fresh out of the box and these superstars are a part of my first single! They are my mentors and I looked up to them. I was a huge Queen Latifah fan. I’m thinking, Oh my God…I can’t believe this is happening to me. I got the chance to vibe with all three of them. They embraced me as a little sister. I was one of the first R&B artists to welcome hip-hop onto an R&B beat. It had never been done before quite like that[...] I knew it was a special record.
Hey Lover (1995) - LL Cool J featuring Boyz ll Men
Another collab produced by Trackmasters, 'Hey Lover' comes off of LL's sixth album 'Mr. Smith' where it went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 Billboard Hot Rap Singles. Combining LL's passionate lyrics about a woman he's never met, soulful sounds from Boyz ll Men and Michael Jackson's 'Lady in My Life' sample helped the single hit platinum status.
FYI – 'Hey Lover' won the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance
I Can Love You (1997) - Mary J. Blige featuring Lil' Kim
The second single from her 'Share My World' album, 'I Can Love You' was produced by Rodney Jerkins along with help from her friend Queen B a.k.a. Lil' Kim's song 'Queen Bitch' (who also raps on 'I Can Love You'). Mary's 'I Can Love You' peaked at #2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #21 on the Hot 100.
FYI - The music video was shot from June 11-12, 1997 at a house and forest, Mary and other people are partying and having fun in the video ( yes this all really came from Wikipedia)
Only You (1996) - 112 featuring Notorious Big and Mase
While already having a modest hit with the original, the remix version including Biggie Small & Mase and the sample of 'Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll' by Vaughan Mason & Crew helped it go up on the Hot 100 at # 13 and #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
FYI – 112 performed the song on a two-part episode of Moesha
Here a few that I really couldn't fit into this list (and I kinda was too lazy to do) so they are under spoilers:
Breakdown (1998) - Mariah Carey featuring Krayzie Bone &Wish Bone
How Do You Want It (1996) - Tupac featuring K-CI and JoJo
Keep On Keepin' On (1996) - MC Lyte featuring Xscape
Can't Knock the Hustle (1996)– Jay-Z featuring Mary J. Blige
Sugar Hill (1995) - AZ featuring Miss Jones
What You Want (1997) – Mase featuring Total
Youtube - 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20
Wikipedia - 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11
Other - 1/2
90s rap and R&B post!
-Jessica believes female action heroes are oversexualized :'If you look at films like Elektra and Aeonflux, the problem that studios have is that they try to make kickass women very sexualised. They have to be in some catsuit'
-Mentions Ripley from Alien and Katniss from The Hunger Games as good examples of non oversexualized female action heroes
-Explains that if the female character isn't as interesting as the male character, she's not interested in the film role
Is anyone still watching? I'm getting Almost Human vibes from it, so I know it will be cancelled soon </3
This 'Quantico' promo confused Priyanka Chopra with another Indian actress http://t.co/VmivXQZ3Bz— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) September 29, 2015
gigi and bella hadid's younger brother anwar hadid (who was born in 1999) is now a model
he's a v cute young man
Do you #StandWithPlannedParenthood, ONTD?
...a Rob Schneider comedy series no one asked for!
After losing a shitload of good movies thanks to the end of their Epix deal (the films will now move to Hulu), Netflix decided the best way to help its users deal with the loss was to put to order a Rob Schneider comedy series absolutely no sane person asked for. "Real Rob" will be based on the dude's life, using this fine comedian's special, surely hilarious brand of comedy and mixed with his stand up.
The series will premiere in December, just in time to ruin your holidays.
why they're promoting this like it's an horror movie?
btw Guillermo del Totoro's twitter is a gift
shaym: Fall in LA is 👌... Bikinis and grapefruit trees soon to be sweaters and apple picking
shaym: Sunday essentials
shaym: Another day, another shoot... 💋
shaym: The Betty to my Veronica 💋 #buttahbenzo
shaym: My mixtape about to be liiiiiit 👌🔥 #infallweswiminlongsleeves #casualwindmachineslashhairflip
shaym: I've just stopped putting my arms through jacket sleeves at this point..
shaym: Fall on the top, summer on the bottom ... Fun times shooting with @marcklasfeld and team again!
shaym: Such a great way to end a Monday #ladylibertyinmyhand 🗽✋ (yes, that's a sea sickness bracelet I am wearing)
shaym: Never not working... even when I'm floating in a flamingo. #TGIF
shaym: #ootd went from raining back to sun but that's LA ...Ditched my rain boots for the "Blakes" @schutzshoes #655Madison ☔️👠
idk whose dog this is, but lol look at it!
shaym: Found this little cutie in my closet... #foxy 🐾
kyliejenner: Come live with me Hrush!!!!! @styledbyhrush
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- Thomas and Peaches had two sons
- Thomas and Peaches' half sister Tiger Lily, 19, went for a swim together in the south of France
- Her new boyfriend, who is also friends with Thomas, was there
Demi drove some British girls back home from school. They asked her questions.
Demi: So kids, what did we learned in school today?
Kids: Heritage, genes and stuff.
Demi: That's good... Like hand-me-down clothing?
K: Is Iggy Azalea's bum real?
D: Yeah it's real! REAL SEXY! But yeah, she's real. Her butt's real. It's all good.
K: How many times did you take your driving test?
D: One time. It's a little messed up. BUT when I got my license, I only had to take the writing test. They didn't make me get in the car. I just signed an autograph.
1995, Mariah, 25 years old, 5 octaves pop vocalist decides to feature a black musician in her remix of her #1 lead single 'Fantasy', which changed pop music forever.
Prior to the 'Fantasy' remix featuring co-founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard, no one had thought/dared to mix hiphop and pop. The two came together and remixed her lead single of her off of her 5th album Daydream. The result was a mix of hiphop/pop perfection. The track gave birth to a new musical genre titled 'hip-pop' as Lisa 'Left-Eye' Lopes once put it.
It wasn't an easy move for Mariah to make, as her husband/label CEO at the time wanted to keep her image as "plain jane/girl next door" allowing her to enter the hiphop/rnb field would tarish that. Mariah pushed for more creative control and succedded ultimately having to divorce him later on to gain full control.
“The record companies didn’t understand my collabs with hip-hop artists and producers, such as ‘Fantasy’ with ODB or ‘Heartbreaker’ with Jay Z,” Carey told Variety in August.“Now anyone would kill to have a record with Jay Z. I got a lot of flak for that.”
Mariah continued her collabrations with hiphop/rnb artists further into her career, having tracks featuring the likes of Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Da Brat and DJ Clue after the Daydream era.
Many saw the success of this formula and emulated it into their works-
Read more at the source youtube 1
ONTD, what is your fav remixes?
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boy james and girl james spoke about feminism, groupies, privilege and ponders on cutting off his own dick, and it was everything ontd could possibly hope for.
bj: hi. you're the girl james.
bj: you only exist on paper.
gj: true. but that is one of the great things about creative objects. you get to make anything you want, be anything you want. boy, girl, alien, killer, lover, mother, brother, dog, rabbit, lion, piece of shit.
then they got onto the subject of feminism
bj: well, what can i do? i am a man! how can i help other than take on women's issues, collaborate with women on my films, teach women, be directed by women?
gj: you could cut your dick off.
bj: cut my dick off, hmmmm...yes, i guess i could. but wouldn't that just look like a publicity stunt?
gj: cut it off, and don't tell anyone.
bj: then everyone would still consider me a man.
gj: well, who decides? you or what everyone else thinks?
bj: i guess i do.
gj: okay, then cut your dick off and call yourself a woman.
you can read the whole interview, which also includes a poem only smart people understand, over on I-D.VICE.COM