What’s good my peoples? My bad about the date mixup, originally I said it would be out a week ago, I did a Steve Harvey slip… #happens
Either way, I’m happy to finally have it up. Shook Ones is my favorite Mobb Deep track, hearing it immediately takes me back to Bethel High School in Hampton, Va (yes the same Bethel HS that Allen Iverson went to). Outside of catching them on BET or hearing them on 103 Jamz with the Boodah Brothers (DJ Big B & Kool DJ Law – RIP DJ Law), I’d get completely ignorant with the fellas at student union parties on the Hampton University (Real HU lol) campus or Steam Fitters parties.
The track is like is the equivalent of a RedBull, you rock that shxt to get amped. You rock Shook Ones when you wanna pull a hole through some shxt, it immediately taps into the warrior within you.
Fast forward to the present…
My head is in a space where I’m comfortable producing whatever I want of any style. 90’s hip hop, pops in my head “…that’s what I’ll do. I’ll remix all my favorite hip hop tracks and give it that 90’s feel.” Perfect personal project to play with and that I did.
Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones Remix Chronicles was born. What started out as a single remix turned into 5 different remixes (3 public 2 private). Each one representing an aspect of street life playing out as sound.
The first being the original Shook Ones
- “Shook Ones” Original Brooklyn Remix prod. by Gibril Kuyateh
- “Shook Ones” – Bang Bang Brooklyn Remix prod. by Gibril Kuyateh
- “Shook Ones” – Redemption Brooklyn Remix prod. by Gibril Kuyateh
“Shook Ones” Original Brooklyn Remix prod. by Gibril Kuyateh
- no sampling, gKuyateh on keys/drum programming & and everything else.
- original idea and direction
“Shook Ones” – Bang Bang Brooklyn Remix prod. by Gibril Kuyateh
- includes sampling
“Shook Ones” – Redemption Brooklyn Remix prod. by Gibril Kuyateh
- includes both sampling and original production
- vibe is more spiritual and the MC taking more of the responsibility for his actions.
With that being said, enjoy the sounds and get that neck snapping…
And thats the Brooklyn Word!