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R Kelly x Tear It Up (Feat. Future)

A lot better than there last collab, this is where both of them highlight their own unique styles. Future will that double time flow and R Kelly being well one of the greatest of all time.

HDD Top 5 x Summer Anthems

Ahead of our collabo event with Yo Mama, this Saturday at Catch Bar, we thought it would be a good time to go through some of our favourite summer anthems.

Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff – Summertime


Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way. The OG is classic the remix is pretty good as well and the third version? Well it was pretty good.

R Kelly – Summer Bunnies

you can’t go wrong with a bit of Kells but when you add some Spinners (the band not the wheel accesories) you get something special. Extra points for having Robert playing basketball and the Rumpshaker-esque clothes that the women are sporting. Also #leatherinthesummer

Shaggy – In The Summertime


A lot of our childhood was spent singing along to Shaggy’s summer anthems, the man has the magic touch but we went with the Mungo Jerry sampling song. You may have also noticed a theme about our choices.

Vybz Kartel – Summertime


Even though it reminds me of Grease and Hi Di Hi the reaction that people have when Kartel croons off key “Pool Party” then the drums drop and next thing you know we are off with one of the biggest dancehall songs of last year.

Carl Thomas – Summer Rain


Carl Thomas is not English, if he was this sexy and sultry song would have been dirge. Instead we get a great R and B track that is one of the most slept on tracks of all time. Some days go by and i have played this on repeat for 2 hours straight.

HDD Top 5 On It

You all know the classic from The Luniz’s I Got Five On It but did you know that it’s been heavily sampled since it’s release back in 1995. The song itself is instantly recognisable due to it’s sample, Club Nouveau’s Why You Treat Me So Bad. Here are our Top 5 versions.

Puff Daddy and R Kelly – Satisfy You

P Diddy shows his sensitive side with Hook Master R Kelly on the chorus, this was vintage Puff Daddy Rap and Bullshit. How could you not love a video with Diddy and Kells balling in the desert.

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HDD Video Vault #3 Laundromat


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.

Today’s selection from the HDD video vault is Nivea’s Laundromat.The video for the excellent R Kelly composition features Nick Cannon as Nivea’s cheating boyfriend (we really wish Kells was playing the role). Nivea catches him in the act and instead of giving him a piece of her mind she heads to the laundry-mat to wash that man out of her em…. draws – being Lil Wayne and The Dream’s baby mama we are pretty sure she has had a few trips to the laundromat!
Cue laundromat dance routine with ‘tired‘ washing detergent, trolleys and suds with Nivea rocking a strange heels and sponge bob knee high socks combo.

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2011

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.

 

Kendrick Lamar – ADHD
Two Bears – Bear Hug
Checan & Ross Orton – Difference
Mr Vegas – Bruk it Down
Dubbel Dutch – Racks Remix
Burgaboy feat Donaeo – Where’s My Mansdem At

 


Zed Bias  feat Omar – Dancing
Shabba Ranks – None a Dem
Jhene Aiko – My Mine
Spice feat  Missy Elliot – Fun
Flavour – Ashowa Remix feat Asem and Stone
R Kelly – Memories

R Kelly – Memories


R Kelly may be going through his Sam Cooke phase at the moment (nothing wrong with that) but sometimes the Pied Piper of R and B can’t help himself but dabble in a bit of dancehall and reggae. One of our favourite warm up songs is him, Sean (pre Mohawk) Paul and Akon teaming up on Slow Wine (Are you from an Island Girl?). Anyway it’s fair to say that he has previous so we were excited to hear his new song Memories has a one drop tilt and Peter Tosh guitar lick to it. The song is fantastic and captures R Kelly’s genius song writing and melodies. this may be a song about lament but it will have you singing the chorus and the gun shots parts all day.