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Monday, October 29, 2018

Monica, Total & Brandy - 45-King Remixes (Promo VLS) (200x)

Further unofficial hip hop remakes from the 45-King of popular R&B hits from yesteryear and circulated on a series of bootleg vinyls during the early 2000s. As with the previous ones I posted some years back, they mostly incorporate loops and samples from various little-known soul/funk songs from the 50s and 60s. Again, it's good to hear a different spin on these notable tracks; aside from Aaliyah (not posted) and Total which received the full remix treatment from the Bad Boy camp, none of them ever had any proper remixes commissioned.

Just Another Girl (Promo VLS) (200x)
The 45-King Remix 3:07
Instrumental 3:02
Original Street Vocal 3:18 (aka LP Version)
Instrumental 3:19

Sittin' Home 2000/On Top Of The World 2000 (Promo VLS) (The Record Co., 200x)
Sittin' Home 2000 (45-King's Hip Hop Remix Vocal)    3:53
Sittin' Home 2000 (Instrumental)    2:33
Top Of The World 2000 (45-King's Hip Hop Remix Vocal)    4:23
On Top Of The World 2000 (Instrumental)    2:25

Friday, October 26, 2018

Christina Milian: Mixtape Milian (Bootleg Vinyl EP) (2006)

Possibly from the same camp as Mariah's erroneous Def Jam promos (see bellow), former Def Jam artist Christina Milian gets a bootleg featuring a collection of remixes + rarities. Sadly Milian's time in the spotlight has been brief over the years (her debut album wasn't even released in the U.S. and her third album "So Amazin'" was passed up in favor of label mate Rhianna and her "Umbrellas" in 2006) but what with all the unreleased material that she has, she has etched out quite a resume for herself. Her first official album in the U.S. was 2004's "It's About Time", which was a lot maturer than her bubble-gum pop-infused debut and aimed more at R&B fans. The reverse side of this EP

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mariah Carey: The Greatest Unreleased Tracks Vol. 3 (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (2008)

The long awaited third record in the series featuring rare & unreleased tracks and remixes by Miss Mariah Carey. Again these are not official Island Records 12"s but bootlegs masquerading as promos. Aside from the remixes of "Don't Forget About Us" and "Through The Rain", the rest of the remixes featured seem to originate from unofficial mixtapes, most notably "Baby Be Mine" , which is actually a Dipset remix of "Your Girl" , and "Oh Boy" , which is a remix of the B-Side track "Secret Love." A further unofficial remix is that of "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" which most likely originated from

Mariah Carey: The Greatest Unreleased Tracks Vol. 2 (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (2008) [RE-POST]

Here is the second record in the serious featuring an assortment of remixes and rare tracks from the one and only Mariah Carey. Aside from perhaps tracks 2 and 6, there aren't any true 'unreleased' tracks here, just mostly rare-ish remixes and a b-side track from the Daydream era (Slipping Away.) The two unreleased tracks are an unreleased remix of Touch My Body done by long-time collaborator DJ Clue? and a feature with N.O.R.E. and Big Pun from 2006. The remix of Touch My Body features Clue's typical piano-driven riffs though it does sound slightly off-key in

Mariah Carey: The Greatest Unreleased Tracks Vol. 1 (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (2008) [RE-POST]

Bootleg vinyl from Carey masquerading as an official promo and again featuring rare remixes and b-side tracks from mostly her Islands Records back catalog. Again, none of the tracks are really unreleased, except for perhaps track 1 Side Effects (Remix) and which is basically identical to the album version but features a verse from Busta Rhymes instead of Young Jeezy. I don’t know if it is official or not. The song was never officially released as a single but did chart at number ninety three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Other official remixes include the “love/hate” remix of Touch My Body featuring The-Dream and the So So Def remix of Bye Bye featuring Jay-Z. Again, both use