Miguel - Come Through and Chill ft. J. Cole, Salaam Remi
Amy Winehouse - In My Bed
Salaam Remi is a very well respected and prolific hip hop producer. Remi is maybe best known for his producing work with the late, great Amy Winehouse. Marrying Winehouse’s love of mid-century sounds with a hip hop sensibility made a certain kind of magic.
Remi used a sample from Nas’ “Made You Look”, which he also produced a year earlier.
The sample uses elements from “Apache” by the Incredible Bongo Band.
Remi also produced this:
It's the way that we rock when we're doing our thing.
Jessie Reyez - Cotton Candy
Reyez is from Toronto and I've featured her before. She has a great sing-song-y voice and her lyrics are clever.
2017 was a breakout year for her.
Mase- The Oracle
Remember Mase? Russell Martin remembers Mase. This was his walk-up for a good chunk of the 2017 season.
(Side note: When this song was played at the Rogers Centre in the summer. My friend Adrienne says “I remember coming here as a teenager. I think the music is the same.” Yeah, it is. Also, green lamé hot pants. )
Anyway, Mase was everywhere with Sean “P Diddy” Combs at the turn of the 21st century. He left music in 1999 to become a pastor.
He came back in 2004 and has worked on and off. He is currently “on” and he has beef with Cam’ron.
Mase has always been a great emcee.
Hi-Lo Jack - Wasted Time ft. Lawrence, Stolen Jars, And DAP The Contract
Team Salut- Wagon ft. Naira Marley
LIV† - FUCKERY FT. SOULTANZ
Bishop Briggs- Wild Horses
Pell - golden (feat. VÉRITÉ)
Knox White - I TRIED TO CHANGE, I'M STILL THE SAME
Kyle Wildfern- Out Of Love
More, from my friends at Good Juicebox.
Birthday Boy & Trish - Magic
Savannah Ré - IMPRESSED
Jaunt - Machined
Louis The Child - Go
My friend and yours, Cabbie, talked to superstar producer Boi 1DA.