London-based Jewbei has been doing some nice remixes of classic hip-hop tunes. I very much like the result. Changing the originals by adding in additional layers of laidback grooves turns out to to work wonders. Just compare this original version of Roc Marciano’s Snow (featuring Sean Price, of course) to the pimped track at the bottom of this post. Is this even necessary, you ask? Why is this man touching our classic hip-hop records, you ask? We’ll let the man’s mother answer all your questions: “Jewbei is crazy flamboyant for the rap enjoyment”. ‘Nuff said.
The release is not that long, and neither is this review. ‘Jewbei Does Sean Price’ consists of solid tracks given new life and a special twist. They are everything good old NYC rap should be, and then some.
There’s some good news for the turntable-enthusiasts: the Bandcamp download comes with the instrumental versions of the first 3 tracks, allowing for some no doubt smooth-as-butter scratching action in the home studio.
You can find the other installments in Jewbei’s remix series (Shad and Action Bronson) on his SoundCloud.
Sean Price – Bang Exclusive (Jewbei Remix)
Roc Marciano – Snow (Feat. Sean Price) (Jewbei Remix) BONUS
This review was originally published on netlabelism.com, an online music magazine covering netlabel culture and releases. I was editor for the magazine from January 2011 until December 2014.