It’s time to review another round of hot collaborations from some of hip hop’s most famous faces. This list features some unlikelypairings and some unstoppable up-and-comers as well as some old favorites with some new tricks.
The Cataracs featuring Waka Flocka Flame: “All You”
This up-tempo single is a guilty pleasure with a contagious new age sound and a techno-enhanced baseline that is hard not to dance to. The Cataracs don’t disappoint with their complex production, and Waka’s signature hollering is equal parts offensive and harmless; with an undeniably appealing result.
Melanie Fiona featuring Snoop Dogg: “Gone (La Dada Di)”
A single from her debut album, The MF Life, (out today) features Fiona’s intense vocal delivery and powerful lyrics of loss and longing for her man. Her smooth, soulful style is sure to stick around for a while; and her knack for story telling gives me the feeling this album is a winner. Snoop’s verse lends a familiar touch to the unusual offering; rounding out this delightful surprise.
David Banner featuring Big K.R.I.T.: “Believe It”
A single from Banner’s upcoming EP Sex, Drugs & Video Games, the album will be free to download with an option to donate to charity. The hook sounds like its sung by a gospel choir; although the subject matter is a bit too risky for a Sunday morning. Still, the song is hot— if not a bit aggressive— but what else would we expect from this mash-up of Southern gentlemen?
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