In November 2006, the Clipse released their long-awaited sophomore album, Hell Hath No Fury. One of the singles was the infectious “Mr. Me Too.” It is exemplary of the stellar lyrical abilities of these two brothers and the production prowess of Chad Hugo and Pharrell, aka the Neptunes, with a fun flow and genius word play. This style translates so efficiently into today’s trap music scene, mimicking the flow of dirty south rappers who almost sing a melody that is one continuos sound, even though each word and each verse are uttered with meticulous care. Their words poke fun at the braggadocio, or boastful style of rap music.
I took a trip down memory lane when this song appeared in RL Grime’s latest Halloween mix, and have been seeing word about the release of this particular remix from RA!N for about a week. The track’s release was held back for a day, but shouts to ThisSongSlaps for putting us on, as it was well worth the weight. Certain songs were just meant to be put to instrumentals, and as I said, the lyrical flow in these verses and especially in the chorus is perfect for a banger trap track. RA!N is calling this a “clickclick” remix, nodding to the tight, quick drum rolls definitive of a trap beat. The track also contains a dirty, grimy melody that eventually builds up and drops so hard that my elbows flew out and started moving back and forth all on their own.
This will be another track I am fumbling through trying to learn the words and understand the stories they are telling. Unlike say Trinidad James or Chief Keef, these words aren’t pushed together and muffled by accents, they are carefully places one right after the other, building a sound that has your head bouncing with a sly smile on your face. The remix adds fuel to a fire already burning bright. At some point, it is likely to explode.