MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL

In 1995 Mariah Carey released the smash hit song Fantasy from her fifth album Daydream. Accompanying the original release was a more hip hop driven remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’Dirty Bastard. It would be this song that started a trend in Mariah’s career to take a more pop flavoured song and give it an urban makeover, oftentimes completely reinventing the original track with barely … Continue reading MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL

BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z – EVERYTHING IS LOVE…IT’S A GROWER

Let me preface this post by saying that I have loved Beyoncé since 1997 when I saw her sitting on that doorstep with Wyclef Jean and the original Destiny’s Child members in the No No No part 2 video. I’ve seen her live four times and have even met her: Yep, that’s me hugging mutha f*****g Beyoncé. Excuse my hair, it was 2009 and Bieber … Continue reading BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z – EVERYTHING IS LOVE…IT’S A GROWER

MICHAEL JACKSON’S NON-HITS

I have always appreciated Michael Jackson’s legacy and impact on the world both musically and culturally, however, with the exception of Remember The Time (IMO Michael’s greatest single of all time) I’ve never really connected with his biggest hits. That’s not to say I wouldn’t get up and dance to Billie Jean at a wedding or sing along to Rock With You if it came … Continue reading MICHAEL JACKSON’S NON-HITS