DCT's submitted a couple near-misses in the past, but it was always clear he had something going on. With this quintessentially chill Sonic 3 mix he's refined his formula and teamed up with some allies to deftly transform the game's most ubiquitous track into a hip-hop beast. Ice Cap gets mixed often, so there's always a bit of the ole' gratuitous eye-rollin' when we see yet another take on what is admittedly some great music but has seen many a techno incarnation, often on auto-pilot. This ain't that, fortunately, as Duane joins the few, the proud, the OC ReMixers who aren't afraid to submit rap/hip-hop mixes. We've actually gotten some subs with damn good rapping where unfortunately the backdrop was a verbatim copy of the original with, you guessed it, a drum loop on top, so it's good to see talent paired up like this. DCT writeth:
"Everyone seems to look down on Ice Cap remixes because of the overwhelming amount of mixes that exist. Hopefully mine is different enough to stand out. It's a hip-hop mix (I know people are gonna HATE that), and there's rapping in it by a member of Urbanizm Music group Just Us (people are REALLY gonna hate that) ...there are homages to McVaffe's IceCapped and DarkeSword's Hot Ice, as well as a section of DarkeSword's original piece The Moonlight Ballroom (1st Movement)."
Hopefully, the artist's prognostications of hatin' proove false, but if you're not into rap/hip-hop it's admittedly unlikely this piece is going to bring you around. That being said, what we've got here is a good solid five minutes of fluid verse and smooth accompaniment. The bassline's been adapted to fit the more deliberate and syncopated context, drums have necessarily been reworked, with some nice stereo effects, and the core Ice Cap melody's covered by synth and bells, with tres mellow backing chords. There's no question that the background alone wouldn't work for all five minutes without something special to eat up the spotlight on top, so it's definitely a symbiotic thing. Lyrics here are wonderful... I can't relate personally to half of it, myself, but it's all very honest and comes off as authentic and not grandstanding - little breaks like "Nobody knows... I'll be alright though - I'll be okay" at 2'53" come off with just the right timing and sincerity, and anyone who's ever just felt strongly about music can relate to at least the overall theme. Now's a good time to introduce our newest addition to the judges panel, Harmony, who writes:
"The production on this track is top notch from A to Z. Very cleanly recorded vocals with layered tracks that accent, not overpower, the main flow. DCT’s beat has got a straight northern hip-hop vibe and the relentless lyrical flow takes me back to classic NYC rap groups like Camp Lo and even Digable Planets."
Yes, we weren't going to fill the position any time soon, but Brandon's name popped up and things seemed to click nicely. This is a very cool, memorable mix that's easy to get into from the get-go. I took a personal oath never to consistently watch any reality television whatsoever, but I have to confess to breaking my vows, as I've been tuning in to The Contender, and I can't help but thinking this track would make inspiring training music. At any rate, a hearty welcome to Duane, who's improved his craft considerably, our newest judge Harmony, who'll be helping us quell the storm of submissions, and shouts out to the respective members of Just Us, who along with DCT have put together a memorable, funky + decidedly new interpretation of a classic.
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega, 1994, GEN)
Music by Bobby Brooks, Brad Buxer, C. Cirocco Jones, Darryl Ross, Doug Grigsby III, Geoff Grace, Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada
- "Ice Cap Zone: Act 1"
- Hip Hop
- Rapping, Vocals: Male
- Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Origin > Resubmission
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[vocals performed by Noodle the Innocent Child (Andre Rainey) of Just Us]
Yo! Ladies, gentlemen, boys, girls!
Put your hands together for Just Us! Let's go!
Ever since I was a little kid I used to tell my uncle
I want to be in this music biz, I used to ditch my school for this
I told my uncle I'll make it and buy Mama a newer crib
Have her drive the newest whips looking fly as she cruises the strips in Vegas
Let her bump my songs as loud as music gets
She can't even hear herself thinking, not even with new Q-Tips
It's ludicrous; sit in my Grandma's house and I reminisce
On how fun it was having dreams, back when I was just a kid
And just to kid around we used to battle at lunch in the park
Me and my nigga CYPH-LOW easily ripped niggas apart
But now it's not a game, I've sacrificed a lot of things
Lost my girlfriend and my Mama, but look I will not complain
I keep my head above the clouds, sort of like when I ride a plane
And I maintain my focus; I'm looking out for a brighter day
Hopefully God will save me, guide me through a brighter path
'Cause lately I've been in my room crying way more than I can laugh
If I can have anything I wanted, it'd be success
And a real relief from all this stress
And Grandma told me I've been blessed
And there's people that's out there steadily praying for me
They must not be believers 'cause their praying ain't paying, homey
I'm feeling so damn lonely; hopefully a UFO will come and just land on me
But God's got a plan for me
So, I just put in work, and I look at my foot, it hurts
From trying to stick it in that door and they close it, that wood, it hurts
It could be worse; I could be cursed, luckily though I could rehearse my life
And I'll know next time exactly how hard I should've worked
It's scary now 'cause people don't understand me
I'm even skeptical of my family because they talk about me
Way more and worse than most of my enemies would talk about me
And they've encouraged me, though they doubt me,
But I ain't pouting, maybe weeping, I feel weak in my knees
But I keep on keeping on and continue writing and recording these
songs until I'm gone...
Yeah, nobody knows...
I'll alright though, I'll be okay...
When I was young I used to get nervous when they'd say, “Spit your verses”
'Cause my verses had no curses and I ain't talk about murders
So I spit it off the head
Grandma used to wake up at nighttime and tell me go to bed
Quit writing rhymes and get some rest
And save some lead for your homework tomorrow boy, and your schoolwork
But by the looks of my grades you can tell I didn't do work
That's when she took my computer, and the phone and said I couldn't use her
Phone until I improved my grades, I felt like a loser
So I'd sit in my room and listen to instrumentals
And hope that I'd make the rhyme that makes people say, "He's official"
It just tickles me a little, thinking of all them punishments,
Maybe me and music wasn't meant to be, but I love this shit
Because of this, I feel relaxed when I want to grab something
Stab someone, I'd just write a rap and I'm back loving
Glad nothing's going to stop me from pursuing my dreams
And I remember when I had nothing if I do get this cream
I feel I deserve it, 'cause I'm one of the realest living beings
Taking nothing for granted, I'm happy to be living and breathing
Really, eating and speaking but I know that there's more to life
And all the mics I've spit on, uh, I can say the boy is nice.
Trying to climb that success ladder
Since mom and dad are never ever gonna get back together, it's up to me to make it better
Be the umbrella through the weather, that's where I stand
I'm focusing, becoming a man as fast as I can
Gram told me I got time, take it, when she woke me up with bacon
Gave me some inspiration at times I felt I wouldn't make it
All she wanted in return was me to ask her how her day went
Didn't even have to pay rent, though I did make a few payments
'Cause don't want no one to feel like they're being used
And being used is a bad feeling, trust me dog, I been through it
Me and music's all I need, me and music's all I have
That's why I continue writing these raps, yes
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