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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Beyoncé: Crazy In Love (The Remixes) (White Label VLS) (2003)

 Another Beyoncé rarity, this time featuring a collection of  "Crazy In Love" remixes on white label vinyl. Most were officially released but there are a few exclusives, such as an alternate take of the original  song with a rap from Rah Digga instead of Jay-Z and an alleged remix version by Just Blaze featuring another female MC, J-Boo (who was part of the Wu-Tang Clan affiliated (female) rap group Deadly Venoms.) The authenticity of the later remix is unknown, though it does appear in the producer's back catalog. Among the commercial remixes is the Rockwilder remix (track A2: 'Rnb Remix') (uncredited here), and the two full-length dance remixes by Maurice Joshua and Junior Vasquez.

A1 Lumidee - Crazy In Love*
A2 Crazy In Love (Rnb Remix) feat. Jay-Z
A3 Crazy In Love (Remix) feat. Rah Digga
A4 Crazy In Love (Just Blaze Remix) feat. J-Boo
B1 Adam 12 So Crazy Remix
B2 Maurices Nu Soul_Remix
B3 Junior's World Remix

*Obviously not Knowles. A mixtape-only release by fellow R&B artist Lumidee featuring vocal refrains from her 2003 song "Never Leave You (Uh Oh)" and different verses over the original instrumental.  Not very good. Why it is on here, I do not know, but it is rare all the same. 

Listen: Crazy In Love (Remix) feat. Rah Digga

Listen: Crazy In Love (Just Blaze Remix) feat. J-Boo

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Beyoncé: In Da Club Remixes (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (2004)

Throwback Beyoncé from 2004 featuring a variety of remixes and rare tracks from the Dangerously In Love era and beyond on two bootleg 12" vinyls. There's remix versions of almost every track from Knowles' debut album, including remixes of Crazy In Love, Baby Boy, Me, Myself and I and Naughty Girl. The first three are unofficial remixes from white label vinyl. I don't know much about them but the remix of Me, Myself and I sounds like a sped up version of the "Eastern Delight Mix" by Punjabi MC. The remix of Naughty Girl is the "Erick Sermon Remix" and was only ever issued to promotional vinyl.