Elsie Muniz

The Urban Latina.

Kandi and Tiny

Off The Hook: Unreleased demos from the early 2000s!


The Truth About Choice.


Another shelved R'n'B group from 1997


The First Lady of SoulPower.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Monifah: Touch It (R&B Remixes) (Promo CDM) (Universal, 1998)

"Touch It" was the lead single from Monifah's sophomore album "Mo'hogany" and was originally produced by Jack Knight and Screwface. It is her biggest hit to date, reaching a peak position of 9 on the Billboard charts in 1998. Many of the remixes were issued to import singles only, notably the grindin' remix by veteran hip hop producer Clark Kent (included on this CD), which features a slightly different vocal arrangement to the original. The Tony Dofat remix, on the other hand, was only ever issued promotionally and is scarce to come by, even on 12" vinyl. Dofat is best known for being a record producer for Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment label and was involved in the production of some of Mary J. Blige's early hip hop remixes. This remix in particular features completely different lyrics and production and is like an entirely different song altogether.

1. Clark Kent Mix*
2. Clark Kent Mix (No Rap)
3. Clark Kent Instrumental
4. Dofat Mix
5. Dofat Mix (No Rap)
6. Dofat Instrumental

Listen: Clark Kent Mix

Listen: Dofat Mix

*featuring uncredited rap by Sonja Blade

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Monifah: I Can Tell (Remix) (Promo CDM) (Universal, 2000)

I Can Tell was the first single to be taken from Monifah's third album Home in 2000. The original album version was produced by Rob Fusari and was an uptempo ballad, but its remix (produced by Teddy Riley and featuring a rap by Murphey Lee of the St. Lunatics) featured alternative production and lyrical content and sounded completely different. This promo CD features four different clean edits, including extended and rapless versions.

1. Radio Edit (Clean) w/ Rap
2. Radio Edit (Clean) w/o Rap
3. Extended Version (Clean)
4. Instrumental
5. Call Out Hook

Listen: Radio Edit (Clean) w/ Rap

Monifah: "You" Remix (Promo CDM) (Uptown Records, 1996)

You was the second single from Monifah's debut album Moods...Moments and was released in 1996. The remix version was written and produced by Heavy D, and featured Panama P.I. and Herb McGruff, (though McGruff appeared only on the dirty version, which was exclusive to vinyl only.) It featured alternative production and re-sung vocals from Monifah, but still retained some of the song's original elements. On this promo CD is an edited version (without McGruff), a rapless version and an instrumental.   

1. Remix With Rap Featuring '"Panama P.I."
2. Remix w/o Rap
3. Instrumental

Listen: Remix Wth Rap Featuring "Panama P.I."