Miguel And DJ Premier Just Dropped A Track And It’s Damn Good
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From “damned” to “2 Lovin U”
R&B heartthrob Miguel recently teamed up with legendary hip hop producer DJ Premier for a remix of “damned,” one of the tracks featured on the deluxe edition of the 31-year-old singer’s latest album, “Wildheart.” Premier, best known for his work as a part of the duo Gang Starr, has established himself as one of rap’s greatest producers for more than two decades. His signature sound — chopped up samples punctuated with scratches of vocal samples — can be heard on tracks by rappers like Nas, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G. and Kanye West. The producer’s collaboration shouldn’t come as a total surprise — he’s produced tracks for Christina Aguilera (“Ain’t No Other Man”), Kendra Morris (“Concrete Waves RMX”) and Yuna (“Places To Go”).
The original version of “damned” is a brooding track driven by distorted guitars and walloping drums. The remix, renamed to “2 Lovin U,” eschews most of the distortion in favor of jangly guitars, punchy drums and, of course, those scratched vocal samples Premier is known for. Listen closely and you’ll hear a classic line from Smokey of “Friday.”