Posted 2011-10-10, evaluated by djpretzel
Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge again! Our sampling of Around the World's myriad flavors & destinations ends today in Kenya, for a mega-collab that's one for the history books, featuring DCT, LuIzA, newcomers Mr. Jones and Khakolak Boy, and the OC ReMix debut of the one and only Mega Ran! Even after meeting him a couple times and doing a whole PAX panel on VGM with him (along with Larry, Danny B, and A_Rival), I still get a little star-struck around Raheem - uber-talented & knowledgable guy who's really doing something different AND doing it amazingly well. But let that not detract from everyone else on the mix, especially ringleader DCT - you've really outdone yourself, Duane. This mix is brilliant and exceeds any expectations one could possibly have for a hip-hop treatment of the source, incorporating not one but three badass rappers, LuIzA's guitars, and spot-on execution & integration of all elements. Tour-de-force? You bet. DCT writes:
"I've got a submission here from Walan & KyleJCrb's Super Dodge Ball remix album, Around the World. My remix is called "Nairobi Hop" and is of the Team Kenya theme, or "Vs. Africa, Team Theme." It's my first vocal remix in a while and the biggest remix collab I've been involved in. Here's the breakdown of everyone involved and their contributions:
DCT (that's me!): phat beetz
LuIzA: guitar-related badassery
Random a.k.a. Mega Ran: first verse
Mr. Jones: second verse
Khakolak Boy: third verse, mastering, promotion of his upcoming album, "The Future" on KhakolakBoy.com (sorry, I got carried away. -_-)
KyleJCrb deserves most of the credit for coordinating this thing. After I sent him a WIP with a questionable-sounding guitar synth, he suggested contacting Luiza to play over it. After she properly rocked it out, he suggested asking Random to do a verse, which led to a few more collabs between Ran and myself. I then recruited Urbanizm Music artists Mr. Jones and Khakolak Boy to contribute some verses and the result is what I'm submitting here. And since I know people will ask, the "it" Kyle is referring to in that voice clip is Twitter, which is how Kyle recruited me. Hope everyone enjoys!"
So yeah, Kyle deserves an Executive Producer or Casting credit here, as those were some ace recommendations that clearly got the collab ball rolling. The end result is a mix that really shows off what a collab can be, with everyone bringing their A game and lending distinct voices (literally and figuratively) to a finished mix that's an instant classic. Of his successor, initial director Alan Bish writes:
"This is another track that came entirely from KyleJCrb's connections in the remix community. This remix's life started as a solo effort from DCT. Kyle asked for guitars, which LuIzA stepped up and expertly provided. Then Kyle asked for rappers, so DCT brought in Mr. Jones and Khakolak Boy from his Urbanizm Music label. The addition of nerdcore megastar Random, a.k.a. Mega Ran, sealed the deal as one of the hottest tracks on this album. This remix is nothing short of a hip-hop masterpiece."
Kyle & Duane made some perceptive, intelligent decisions about how best to make the original WIP come alive, and kudos to LuIzA, Random, Mr. Jones, and Khakolak Boy not just for doing a balls-to-the-wall awesome job, but for agreeing to help out in the first place. It's a cheesy, almost gratuitous simile, but that doesn't make it not true: dodegball is about teamwork, and so was this album, and in particular this mix. Hats off to everyone involved; check out the rest of Super Dodge Ball: Around the World for more great music!
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Super Dodge Ball (CSG Imagesoft, 1989, NES)
Music by Kazuo Sawa
- "Vs. Team Kenya"
- Hip Hop
- Electric Guitar, Rapping, Vocals: Male
- Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Origin > Collaboration
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You know, a wise man told me that if you could dodge traffic, then you could dodge a ball. So I think I got this.
Mega Ran! Yeah.
Hotter than Nevada at summer time
If you want that good stuff, you want some of mine
Italicize, bold, print, then underline
Mega Ran's here, like it or not, I'm gonna shine
Maybe you'll get it when you're much older
But I got shareholders, you don't even have cup holders
And you gonna need one when I'm on the court
Almost got kicked out the sport
For unnecessary roughness, suckas can't touch this
Last one to try, got me walkin' out with crutches
Can't cut the mustard, call me the kasumi knife
I'm the greatest, better dodge, run for your life
I don't have to blink twice, right the first time
A cannon arm, I fire from the first line
So remember the 5 D's when you in the game
Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge again, holla!
I throw the ball like a bullet, you know the lead's comin'
When I step on court, you know I'm head huntin'
Spend something on a ticket baby, front row
Wherever I go, I'm kickin' in the front door
I don't knock, I ain't ringin' the bell
This is hot, it'll have Satan singin' in Hell
I'm swingin' it well, every red ball of rubber
Cheerleaders here? Then I get all the numbers
Number one every year, your team's been last
I'm playin' pro ball, you still in gym class
A-Rod of the league, highest paid player
Running the town, I was just made mayor
Catching my fireball, take out your chest
Quit playing like a girl, just take off the dress
Or maybe, maybe you should just come out the closet
Whatever life throws at me, better believe I'll dodge it
KyleJCrb (voice clip):
But it was helpful in getting DCT involved. Y'know, Sonic Skillz.
Khakolak's on the attack, shouldn't react
In a manner that'll cause you to bend your knees back
Ease that thought right out the side of your cranium
Ball to your face, light 'em up, uranium
Random with the save, Jones setting up,
Urbanizm heat defeats, ya ain't getting up
Covered in sand, metaphor map this
Aerial assault, Desert Storm tactics
Graphic displays of competitive nature
Aggression suppressing any timid behavior
I swing with the precision of a laser
I got you even if I have to chase ya
Believe me, dawg, ya ain't getting away
You're being broke down, we're pickin' plays
You're out of hope now, don't be afraid
You might dodge a ball, but can't dodge the game, uhh
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