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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Nas: the "Where Are They Now" remixes! 

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A brilliantly audacious idea or completely irrelevant except to the most dire of hip hop nerds? Perhaps he was inspired by a recent collaborator? Me - I'm giving Nas props for doing this and for recognizing the Old School. You can just tell that dude is 100% B-boy in his core no matter whatever misguided creative paths his career takes him down.

Collect the whole (?) set "Where Are They Now" remixes here:

"Where Are They Now (80's remix)" feat. MC Shan, Raheem (Furious Five), Doctor Ice (UTFO), Kangol (UTFO), Kool Moe Dee, Sha Rock, Tito (Fearless Four), Grandmaster Caz, Linque (Isis of X Clan), Dana Dane, Pebblee Poo and Just Ice. [MP3: MP3 | zshare stream/download]

"Where Are They Now (90's remix)" feat. Positive K, Rob Base, Das EFX, Lords Of The Underground, Chip Fu (of Fu-Schnickens), Father MC, Monie Love, Redhead Kingpin, Dres, The Original Spinderella, EST (of 3X Dope)and Mike G (of the JBeez) [MP3: MP3 | zshare stream/download]

"Where Are They Now (West Coast remix)" feat. Breeze, Kam, King Tee, Candyman, Threat, Ice-T, Sir Mix-A-Lot, The Conscious Daughters and DJ Bobcat on the cut! [MP3: MP3 | zshare stream/download]

MP3's courtesy Spine. Be kind to Spine and respect their bandwidth: right click and save the files or preview them via the Zshare links (courtesy Eskay and Rizoh).

Don't even think I'm gonna try and put up MySpace links for all them artists but you can buy the very solid Hip Hop is Dead album by Nas featuring the original version of "Where Are They Now" here.

UPDATE: O-Dub of Soul Sides has edited all three remixes together into one 15 minute mega-mix that you can find here.

Online: Nas - MySpace

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