Gappy Ranks is back with another dancehall version of a Hip Hop song. He really is good at these and doesn’t get the credit he deserves, have you heard his version of Shot Caller? Or Man Down? The guy is good, this time he takes on Drake’s new anthem to making it in the music business. The best thing is that he named the track Gary Lineker, a run of the mill Sports Tv presenter and former England footballer. As a massive fan of sports and music this made me incredibly happy. It also allowed me to post a video of Gary Lineker realised that he had an accident on the field during World Cup 1990 and had to hide it.
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If you are not following rapper Chase N Cashe on twitter you are missing out on some gems. Not only is he incredibly honest about what is going on in music but he will often point you towards some great music out there. Yesterday was no exception, he pointed his followers in the direction of Future the Prince, who is Drake’s DJ , soundcloud. On it is this alluring remix of Frank Ocean’s Thinking About You. The remix itslef flirts on the line of big room dance music alongside a subtler more introspective vibe. Personally i prefer when the instrumental calms down to fit the vocal but the big room part doesn’t put me off. It’s a fun mixture of both approaches that leaves you as a listener wanting more.
As 2011 is coming to a close we decided to do the near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2011.
Schlachthofbronx – Wine & Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Darq E Freaker – Cherryade
Shal Marshall – Motorbike
Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne – Motivation
Tomb Crew feat Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D – Watch This
Adele – Rolling in the Dub (Shepdog Mix)
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Notting Hill Dub)
Vybz Kartel – Go Go Wine
Serocee – Oh Na Na
Walter Ego feat Coco & K Dot – Calm Down
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover
Shy Fx – Raver (B Traits Remix)
Beyonce – Countdown
Toddla T feat Wayne Marshall & Skream – Streets So Warm
Laza Morgan feat Mavado – One by One (DJ Theory remix)
Stylo G – Call Me a Yardie
Kes The Band – Wotless
DJ Khaled feat Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Im on one
Jay Z and Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
Leftside & Shaggy – Jump up Around
It was extremely difficult to pick our top 20 tunes of the year, here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.
We don’t tend to post a lot of track without videos but this track i felt needed to be documented. Drake has often found inspiration in some many different forms whether it’s The Weekend, A$AP Rocky or even SBTRK. Little did we know that he was a massive fan of Bay Area legend Mac Dre, on this hyphy inspired jam he shouts him out. This is an oddity as it sounds like it could have been made in 2005 but sounds fresh today. The wordplay is excellent and often humorous which i haven’t heard from Drake in ages. This track will be a bonus on his Take Care Lp coming out later this year.
Drake Ft Lil Wayne – The Motto (Prod. by T-Minus) by Hypetrak