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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Shiro feat. Sonja Blade: I Like (Remixes) (Promo VLS) (Noo Trybe Records, 1998)

Rare promotional 12" featuring remixes of the Caught Up (1996) soundtrack cut I Like by LA-based singer Shiro, who was previously known for being the singer on A Lighter Shade of Brown's 1991 single On A Sunday Afternoon. The original version, produced by Danish production team Soulshock & Karlin, featured verses by MC Lyte but these remix versions feature Clark Kent protegee Sonja Blade instead (though Lyte can still be heard briefly at the beginning of the Clark Kent remix.) The "Soul Power" remix features different production and vocals altogether whereas Kent's remix utilizes a slightly pitched-up version of the original vocal track. Released to promo 12" only via Virgin/EMI's hip hop division Noo Trybe Records in 1998...

A1 Soul Power Remix Extended Version
A2 Soul Power Instrumental
B1 DJ Clark Kent Remix Extended Version
B2 DJ Clark Kent TV Mix