Welcome to Atlanta (Coast 2 Coast Remix)- Jermaine Dupri feat. Diddy, Murphy Lee, Snoop Dogg & Ludacris) (2002)
This song is just awesome. Hip-hop was just so much simpler in the early 2000s, Diddy had only gone through three name changes and Snoop Dogg was still Snoop Dogg. This song could go on forever and I’d be fine with it.
Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe- Kendrick Lamar feat. Jay-Z (2013)
Jay-Z is a pretty busy guy. Between starting his own sports agency, selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets, being investigated by dummies like Marco Rubio for taking trips to Cuba (shouldn’t he be dealing with Gun Reform), I think it should be noticed when Jay-Z asks to be on someone’s song. And with up and comer, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z completely kills it.
Diamonds From Sierra Leone- Kanye West feat. Jay-Z (2005)
Before Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift, impregnated Kim Kardashian and ruined my Bonnaroo experience, West had to write a new song about “Diamonds” after people thought he was glorifying the diamond trade. Instead Kanye explained he was talking about “Roc-a-Fella his home,” and talked about the dangers of the blood diamond trade. “I sold kilos of coke, I’m guessing I can sell CDs.”
Ignition (Major Lazer ‘Keep It Going Louder Hood Internet Remix)- R. Kelly (2010)
We are about to go meta here with a remix of a remix. The Hood Internet is electronic duo from Chicago, Illinois who like to pair indie songs with hip-hop songs. With Ignition (Remix) by R. Kelly they pair Major Lazer’s Keep It Going Louder to producer a fast club version of the track. For more the duo’s remix check out their site here.
Run (RATATAT remix) – Ghostface Killah and Jadakiss (2004)
Ratatat is a duo consisting of a synthesizer and an electric guitar. While they were still on their rise in the music world, they released two hip-hop remix albums which were really great. They also remix songs by Dizzee Rascal, Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Notorious B.I.G., G-Unit and Raekwon.