Thursday, December 6, 2007
Never Too Many Alicia Keys Remixes?
I gotta say, Alicia Keys' Single "No One" is murdering it in the dances right now. From Hip-Hop to dancehall, every crowd of ladies at every dance all sing alongside Alicia when the tune comes on. The tradition of Alicia Keys reggae remixes started from her first album, and many different remixes since then have come out. This new one however, has not only numerous Hip-Hop remixes, but 3 consecutive reggae remixes, all on different riddims. I have posted them in the order they appeared.
No One (Remix)-Alicia Keys Ft. Junior Reid
Junior is the king of Reggae crossover remixes right now, throwing his hat back in the ring over The Game's One Blood, then completely annhilating MIMS' "This is Why I'm Hot Remix". You can also find him popping up on a new Lil Weezy joint called "Rapapumpum", Fat Joe's "More Money", and a bunch of others. This is the first "No One" remix I came across, supposedly made by Black Chiney.
No One (Remix)-Alicia Keys Ft. Damian Marley
This is my favorite of the three. Alicia is flippin lite chat, in the form of Sister Nancy's Bam Bam melody, over a reworked version of Stagalag. Damian rocks only a brief couple bars, but the whole remix is a smash.
No One (Remix)-Alicia Keys Ft. Beenie Man
This version is a completely different approach, and is very nice. The acoustic guitar adds a wicked touch.
No One (Remix)-Alicia Keys Ft. Shaggy
A day after I post these three, I find another new remix. This time your boy Shaggy is throwing his hat in. Out of the four, this is my fourth favorite, but still nice!
I'm sure there are more to come, but I guarantee these are going to work for DJs playing at either a Hip-Hop, or a Reggae spot.