Black Eyed Peas “Fashion Beats”

As annoyingly obvious as some of’s sample flips are (the Black Eyes Peas hitmaker is this generation’s version of late ’90’s-era Sean “Diddy” Combs), you got to give the man credit for knowing how to get some ear-wormy hip-pop off a familiar beat loop. Latest case-in-point: BEP The Beginning album cut, and likely future […]

Pitbull featuring Nicole Scherzinger “Hotel Room Service (Remix)”

Still obsessed with kick-starting a solo career that no one really cares to hear, head Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger‘s latest singular career move sees her popping up on the “official” remix to Pitbull‘s party rap, infidelity-anthem “Hotel Room Service”…because what we all really needed was a verse-long female perspective on a song in which Pitbull […]

Swizz Beatz featuring Lil’ Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Cross “Up In The Club (Remix)”

For this upgrade to his late ’08-leaked Weezy-assist “Up In The Club”, Swizz Beatz trades in the obscure, mid-90’s Brit-pop sample reference of the original for the far more familiar old-school knock of “It Takes Two”, effectively transforming “Club” from a mild head-nodder to a surefire banger. No alcohol in your system? No problem, as […]

Idle Warship “Steady”

The never-ending reports concerning our current nightmare of an economy got you down this holiday season? Well, here’s something that might lift those spirits a bit. After spending most of the year watering the mouths of music fans with a handful of individual cuts and accompanying live dates, Idle Warship, the alt-urban side-project featuring Talib […]