The World According To Julie J: Thank Your Producer

04.12.14 4 years ago 3 Comments

Young Thug – “Stoner” (Evian Christ Remix)

If anyone is keeping track of Young Thug’s ever-changing label status, DJ Drama confirmed that Young Thug is signed to Lyor Cohen’s 300 imprint, and that he also has a tape coming out with his artist Yakki (please note that the artwork was posted April 10th with the promise that it’d be out the next day, and there’s still no tape as of right now). Add’em to the list and keep it moving.

Anyhow, UK producer Evian Christ, who worked on Yeezus last, dropped a remix to “Stoner” that is downloadable via his Twitter account.

For fans of either Thugger and/or Kanye, I ask you to imagine how you would feel at the thought of listening to a Yeezus length album of Thugger over beats like this. Like, what if it had been Thugger rapping over all those beats instead of Ye? Although Evian’s remix is way different, and definitely not bad, it just reminded me that part of the reason I do appreciate Young Thug is because of his beat selection.

According to Stereogum, Thugger is also rumored to be working on Kanye’s album with him. A Thugger, Kanye, and Evian Christ track? Sure, why not.

This probably isn’t popular of me to say, but I can’t help feeling that Kanye continues to jack everything new that these young cats are bringing to the table. My honest opinion is that “I Won” would be better without him. I think it’s dope as hell that one of my favorite producers, Metro Boomin, did a song with Yeezy, because duh, I can’t even begin to fathom how incredible that would be, or even for Evian Christ, too, who was hit up out of the blue by G.O.O.D. Music.

Kanye needs to just go be a dad for a while, and convince Jay Z of the same thing while he’s at it. Maybe when Nori is a little older, they can have playdates or something. Just know that at one point, I loved him as much as I currently love Kevin Gates and Trouble. As someone who owned a pair of those wackass shutter shades – and I don’t admit that lightly, even though I’m sure photographic evidence exists on Facebook – and lost count of Yeezy shows that I attended, it pains me to say that, but it’s true.

Oh yeah, and listen to that “Stoner” remix below after reading those ramblings.

JG Ft. French Montana & Dymond J – “Show Out” Video

In this day and age of the Internet, JG and Dymond J remain mysterious. That’s a nice way of saying I’ve never heard of them before, but I do know that one of them is apparently racist because he only sees green faces. The more you know…

“Show Out” is nothing new, or revolutionary, or even that good if you really feel argumentative (normally I’m pretty tired by Saturday so I’ll skip the arguments) but out of a lot of things I heard this week, “Show Out” stood above the cut. Now, is it better than Juicy J’s song of the same name? Hell nah, but I still like it. HAAN.

The Outfit, TX – “Stalactight”

“A lil cooly fooly space age funk co-produced by Shuttle Music. Yessuh.” reads the description on their Soundcloud page. What do you even do with that? Hit play and love every second of it, of course.

Not found on the daunting double disc Cognac/Four Corner Room, “Stalactight” features quite the smorgasboard of pieces for one song. Where the prior release was more like two solo projects packaged as one, this is the trio otherwise known as The Outfit, TX collaborating as one unit again.

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Ferrari Smash – F1 Mixtape

Toward the end of 2013 and well into 2014, it seems, there has been a lot more spotlight shined on to producers. With the type of music I listen to, it seems like there has been an inordinate amount of producer compilation tapes, and also joint tapes of a rapper and one producer. I’m not the least bit mad about this because, frankly, these producers deserve a lot more credit than they tend to get. If the beat is hot, then they can make a mediocre rapper hot.

Ferrari Smash is the latest producer to drop his own tape that highlights a lot of the work he’s done. F1 features songs that he’s done with Black Portland, Jose Guapo, PeeWee Longway, Lil Boosie, one of my bae’s, and then he even moonlights as a rapper himself under the name of Rari Rocket.

Figg Panamera Ft. Migos – “Pocket Watchin”

Of course, it helps when you’ve got some high profile features (see above song), but that certainly doesn’t make the song, or guarantee a post or success or a record deal. That being said, Migos join Figg for their ode to “Pocket Watchin” and the fools that are too busy checking you out to get their own money.

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Yung Mazi Ft. Kevin Gates – “Rollin” (Prod. By Ferrari Smash)

Though this isn’t on the aforementioned F1 tape by producer Ferrari Smash, “Rollin” is worth mentioning. Yung Mazi may or may not be an associate of Gates; my woman’s intuition tells me that I might have read somewhere that he is, but I can’t find anything to confirm it. Anyhow, Yung Mazi and a soulful, spitting Kevin Gates over Ferrari Smash. They’re “Rollin.”

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