Death of the “Remix” ?
I am a fan of hip hop music, but the mainstream stuff can be slightly discouraging at times. Being a dancer, it is always an asset to not only stay informed about the “underground” but also what is playing on the radio as well. Lately I have heard a few “remixes” (if you really want to call them such). But unfortunately it is nothing interesting, they just insert a new verse from a new featured artist. What happened to the days of actually reworking the song to make something almost new with a recognizable flare to it??? For example if you look up the song Black and Yellow by Wiz Khalifa and then compare it to his remix of the same name, there is not much new about except that Snoop Dogg is now featured.
But I cannot say this is the case for all artists out, but many of the “remixes” that are released on music channels fall under this issue. So for those artists out there, stop keeping your good remixes for your mixtapes only. Let the consuming mass here it as well.
For your listening and viewing pleasure. (Heartbreaker and the remix)