Monday, November 20, 2006
We Fly High - Jim Jones vs Jay-Z
Jim Jones, "We Fly High" (sendspace link)
Jay-Z, "Brooklyn High (Jim Jones dis)" (sendspace link)
Lil Wayne, "We Fly High (New Orleans remix)" (sendspace link)
The battle for NYC has begun, I guess. It was bound to happen with the return of Jigga to the rap game, as the Dip Set has pretty much the run of things since he left. It just seems odd that he would take on Jim Jones, the most maligned member of the Diplomats, not exactly a dude who is gonna take the King of New York title. But, Jones' "We Fly High" is the hottest thing to come out of that city in a minute, so it kinda makes sense. Well, the original is the one you need, a sinister beat, a slow burn feel, dope. Jim seems to hit fucking gold every so often, not sure why people hate on him so much. Thanks to RV for putting me up on this one a few weeks ago.
Thankfully, the best rapper today gets in on the act too, as Lil' Wayne drops his own New Orleans version of "We Fly High." Who else did you think? He reps his hometown to the fullest, his nasal-y voice is just made for this beat.
-The Rapture and Presets in LA at the Henry Ford Theatre. Afterwards, they DJ. That costs 2 measly bucks. LA, act like you know.
-Le Castle Vania at Estoria in Atlanta, he's promising a mixed set of his favorite new music!
-Kramer hates black people (video here). It's not well-known, but Putty is actually a founding Minuteman.