Monday, September 1, 2014

Brandy: What About Us (Remixes) (White Label VLS) (The Killah Kuts, 2001)

Unreleased remixes of Norwood's 2001 song featuring Nas and Steve 'Silk' Hurley.  While the Nas remix is largely unimpressive (it is basically just the LP version with a rap added), it was Hurley's 'Old Skool Remix' that prompted me to buy this set. His house remix was released on a double 12" promo set of dance remixes (see HERE) but for whatever reason, this particular down-tempo remix (which samples Rick James 1978 song Mary Jane) never saw the light of day.

I believe these two remixes were released on a promo CD acetate but it is almost near-impossible to find. In all actuality, this 12" is probably just as rare and unless you know what you're looking for, there are no credits on the records. Anyways, another forgotten gem fromPersnickety...

A1 Brandy - What About Us (Remix) (w/ Nas)
A2 Brandy - What About Us (Steve 'Silk' Hurley Old Skool Remix)
B1 Sharissa - Any Other Night (Clean Remix)
B2 Sharissa - Any Other Night (Dirty Remix)
B3 Sharissa - Any Other Night (Instrumental)
B4 Sharissa - Any Other Night (Acappella)