I got another huge update for you all here. This post may be heavy in quantity, but it definitely does not lack in quality. I can personally say that every single album present in this post is hot! So without further ado, let’s get this thing jumpin’!
ROUND 82: American Bangers
This first one is called American Bangers and comes from a collective of producers out of France called Strike Team. The Strike Team (which is a reference to the hit show The Shield) includes producers Zbona, El Gaouli, and DJ Flav’Cut.
The album has a bunch of cuts that I’m seriously considering for my Best of Vol II compilation. Highlights for me include the “Intro” (which DJ Flav’Cut scratches in some of Jay’s hottest lines from the album of a hot beats), “American Dreamin”, “Sweet” (did they sample Olivia Newton-John?), “Party Life”, and “American Gangster” (which samples Lionel Richie’s “Runnin With The Night”).
This album is dope freshness. Make sure you get this one!
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ROUND 83: Blue Magic
This one is Blue Magic and comes from DJ Ruthless. Before I even listened to this one, I was in awe by the cover art. Big props to Northern Touch Media who did the cover for DJ Ruthless!
I have a bunch of favorites on this album! DJ Ruthless uses a bunch of familiar beats for his project, which makes this mix a lot of fun. The beats he chose to use work well for the tracks too. “Pray” sounds too perfect over Common’s “The People”… makes you wish Jay and Kanye would get on another hot track together. “I Know” has been one of the songs that people have been having a hard time getting a good beat to match the song. DJ Ruthless threw it over Missy Elliott’s “All N My Grill” and it works well. These are the only great ones… they all are great. Get this one; you’ll have fun with it!
ROUND 84: The Requiem
You know I can really appreciate an artist who takes the time to have a hot album cover put together for their project. Usually it’s the first thing you see before you actually hear the music. Seeing the cover for this mix, The Requiem, made me excited to hear it. These remixes were produced by Reason, who is out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wisconsin may put out a lot of cheese, but the one cheese Reason put out with this is pure cheddar! LOL
There’s a lot of great consistent production on this album. I’m really feeling his version of “Ignorant Shit” and “Say Hello”.
This is another one that should be slept on. Props on the production and props for coming up with an original album name!
ROUND 85: American Gangster: No Fillers
Is it just me or are this album covers getting better and better? Well if you think the cover is hot, just wait until you hear the music. Honestly, I could make a Best of compilation with just the remix albums listed in this post! This one is called American Gangster: No Fillers and comes from I.N.F.O. & Nova out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I.N.F.O. & Nova are no new comers to the scene. They have produced numerous hits for artists such as Cam’ron, Dipset, Jody Breeze, Trae, Slim Thug, Lloyd, Rich Boy, Fabolous, B.G., Master P, Ransom, Jim Jones, and others. And these cats are serious… major artists pay $10,000 per beat and indy artists pay $2,500 per beat (according to I.N.F.O.’s MySpace page).
I think I’ve probably found my new favorite American Gangster remix album. EVERY TRACK IS FIRE! Honestly! This is the one to get!
BONUS: American Gangster Mixtape
This one was submitted to me, but technically it’s not an American Gangster remix album. But this mixtape is so hot I had to let you all hear this! This is Im That N***a Presents I Am Legend and is mixed by DJ Super Starr Jay.
This is probably one of the hottest Jay-Z mixtapes I’ve heard in awhile and you know there have been a bunch! Check the tracklist below. I guess you could kind of say this is sort of a Best of American Gangster Remixes mixtape as DJ Super Starr Jay took some of the best American Gangster remixes and used them in his mix. The one track on here that is really hot is the “Duffle Bag Boy” remix. Hov sounds amazing over that beat!