Team Teamwork, “Lupe Fiasco – I Gotcha (Sonic 3)”
TT whipped up a primo sampler in Ocarina of Rhyme, (their mashup of Zelda classics and hip-hop bangers,) and I just found out that they gave the same treatment to a bunch of 16-bit tracks in their newest free LP Super Nintendo Sega Genesis. The Lupe + Sonic mashup here is the best that I’ve found. The flow sticks so well to the carnival beat and it’s a fun-loving feel all the way through— you don’t stop bouncing. The Sonic reference in the middle is a nice touch.
Lupe Fiasco, “The Show Goes On (clean)”
I wanted to provide an alternative listening option for any reader, but then I remembered I have no obligation to do this— AND THEN I still posted this track because it’s so awesome.
This horned-out anthem of a tribute to “Float On” manages to completely refix the sample, giving it a spacey positive sound. The chorus sounds like it was produced with the bombast of a musical, and Lupe’s trademark ra-ta-tat flow keeps the pace up and keeps him above it all, absolutely relaxed.
anybody ever wonder/ if they would see the sun go/ just remember when it come up the show goes on/