Your Daily Music Fix With DJ P-Money
First up on today’s fix is a slightly oddball number from Jean Grae. Jean goes in over some ill production from Harlem’s number one DJ Boogie Blind and rounds it out with a curious discussion about marzipan (!?). Odd, but dope. Former member of Slum Village and all around nice guy from Detroit, Elzhi delivers a stunning reworking of Nas‘ classic debut with his latest release, Elmatic. Take a listen to his rendition of “It Ain’t Hard To Tell.” It’s a great new take on a true hip-hop classic. When Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier team up the results are always above par. This new joint “Second Place” is no exception. Something fresh and different from the UK courtesy of Chris Brown‘s muse, Calvin Harris. “Bounce” with Kelis is his latest single and if this version doesn’t blow up in the the US, then I’ll just hold my breath til somebody jacks the melody to make another R&B/electro/pop hit for the “urban” market. To finish, Square Off are the new kids to watch. These sons of Doug E. Fresh have some dope music in the stash. This joint “The Pain” featuring Cory Gunz is just a starter.
JEAN GRAE: “CASEBASKET”
ELZHI: “IT AIN’T HARD TO TELL”
ROYCE DA 5’9″: “SECOND PLACE”
CALVIN HARRIS FEAT. KELIS: “BOUNCE”
SQUARE OFF FEAT. CORY GUNZ: “THE PAIN”
DJ P-Money is one of New Zealand’s premier hip-hop, R&B and dance DJs/producers, consistently touring and working on music for numerous artists including recent Duck Down Records signee, David Dallas.