Pharoahe Monch's latest single "Body Baby" was enough of a left-field look on its own, but the official remixes are even more unconventional for a major-label rap single. Sinden & the Count of Monte Cristal take it to the rave cave, while Vicious Circle go for a drum n bass approach, but this echoed-out take by Glasgow's Optimo DJs might be our favorite. It triples up the bassline and steals underutilized chunks of the original - feedback fuzz, yelps, handclaps, organ riffs - to stretch out for damn near eight minutes. Plus there's a dub instrumental! No offense, Monchhichi. Courtesy of theFader Blog.
Pharoahe has put in the work, the time and the sacrifice to give us what could be the most diverse album of the year. Even though it has been years since his hit "Simon Says" splashed the ears of the public, he has decided to change a little with the times while keeping his focus on a variety of subject matters on his new album. Get your hands up if you are looking for something different in Hip Hop.