Mahavishnu Orchestra Rap Cover

I was listening to some rap the other day (I was feeling pretty experimental), when I came across this cover of You Know You Know by Blahzay Blahzay on their album Blah Blah Blah. This was the first track of the album, so it hit me really hard — I couldn’t believe what I’m hearing.

Have a listen, have a good laugh!

Original:

My feelings are mixed. Take the background away, and you will be left with nothing. On the other hand, you can see this as a tribute, and perhaps I would be listening to more rap if there were more stuff like this around. Sadly, other songs by Blahzay Blahzay don’t have any backing melodies that I would recognise.

One of my friends has a hobby of searching for melodies that got sampled for hip-hop songs. I think now I can understand the joy of doing that.

ABBA — Ring Ring

ABBARing Ring
★★★

Once upon a time, I decided to listen to ABBA. It’s been a while since I volitionally listened to such “easy” music (in contrast to Zappa, Krautrock or Mahavishnu Orchestra, just to mention a few). Surprisingly enough, I found myself enjoying this album, especially the B-side of it, which was far less dance-floor oriented than its A-side counterpart. The songs are well done, and there’s some variety in the style too, from the rocking Ring Ring to the slower and mind-soothing I Am Just a Girl, yet they’re still too simple for my taste. Also, most annoyingly, almost all of them were about love, and love alone. Yet here’s an exception from this rule, one of the reasons why I picked He Is Your Brother as my favourite track on this album.