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After the Beyonce Bowl performance we just had to get this out there! The remix of Bootylicious featuring Missy Elliot gets the HDD refix treatment. We love Delly Ranx’s Earth Strong riddim and thought it was the perfect match to the Bootylicious remix vocal. Remember to support the original artists Destiny’s Child and Delly Ranx.
This weeks Top 5 is all about this month’s HDD poster girl and seriously under-rated superstar Ciara. We play a lot of Ciara’s tunes at our monthly sessions and feel she shows her best side when collaborating with other artists, so in no particular order here are our favourites of the collabs she has worked on.
Ciara featuring Ludacris – Ride
This tune is so super smooth and Ciara oozes so much sex appeal in this video that MTV banned it in the US. We love it here at HDD HQ and think that the interaction between Ciara and Ludacris is always a winner.
As fans of J Cole and massive Missy Elliot fans we had to post this video! The production reminds us of an old Timbaland beat and both J Cole and Missy kill it on this smooth soulful tune. Missy displays her talent as a singjay on the hook and on that excellent bridge which references both Aaliyah and Lonely Island (We love bridges and hooks so much we even did a podcast on them). We are definitely glad to see Missy back on the scene!
Do you remember when you had to wait for MTV’s The Lick or Yo MTV Raps to see the best new videos? We do! Kazabon even had a VHS of the her favourite videos, from a time when Hype Williams was behind nearly every great video and when artists tried to out-do themselves and their peers with the hottest new video. We have decided to dig into the HDD video vault to bring you some of our favourites.
First up is Missy Elliot’ Hit Em Wit Da Hee remix video from 1998. Weirdly, the video is for the remix of the song rather than the OG from the album Supa Dupa Fly and which features Lil Kim. Maybe this was Missy’s way of introducing Mocha on screen or maybe she wanted to pay homage to the Bjork sample used in the remix by having a strange and eerie video. Either way, it’s a great video, look out for the Ginuwine, Nicole Wray and Magoo cameos and Timbo looking like he could be an extra in Harry Potter.
Wow, here’s a collab i wouldn’t have thought would happen. Missy Elliot and Spice, let that linger……
It’s extra nice though on the Wash Belly riddim by the mighty Equinoxx.
ps It’s nice to have Missy back, she really has too many hits.
PPs Here’s what Spice said about the collab “Missy really ‘tun up’ the dancehall riddim, she did great,”