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Rappers I Know - FMJU presents 31 days of the "best shit you've never heard" for download. Featuring Talib Kweli, De La Soul , Oh No (Madlib's brother), J-Zone and the Kanye West "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" Gold Digger remix, a response to Hurricane Katrina from The Legendary Knock Out Boyz. ...and much, much more.
posted by SweetJesus (39 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Great find, thanks!
posted by AllesKlar at 6:03 PM on September 8, 2005


I'm getting a 404 on the Kanye West remix.
posted by docgonzo at 6:07 PM on September 8, 2005


yeah- really want to hear the kanye, can we fix this?
posted by antarctica at 6:24 PM on September 8, 2005


useless.
posted by longsleeves at 6:25 PM on September 8, 2005


i got it directly from the website. Hilarious. Awesome fucking song.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:28 PM on September 8, 2005


http://www.k-otix.com/George%20Bush%20Doesnt%20Care%20About%20Black%20People.mp3
posted by gman at 6:28 PM on September 8, 2005


All over the internets, in 3,2...
posted by btwillig at 6:34 PM on September 8, 2005


nice!
posted by stevejensen at 6:36 PM on September 8, 2005


Five Long Days
Five Damn Days
And on the fifth,
Walkin' in like, "Heeeyyy!"


Brilliant.
posted by grabbingsand at 6:36 PM on September 8, 2005


Kanye West remix is so one hour ago.
posted by iamck at 6:36 PM on September 8, 2005


A link that works (for now): from archive.org
posted by genome4hire at 6:37 PM on September 8, 2005


Here are two links that work for "George Bush Doesn't Like Black People".
posted by Healing One at 6:51 PM on September 8, 2005


I'm glad someone more ambitious than me came up with the "Gold Digger"/"George Bush..." remix idea. Thank you, Lazyweb.

Oh yeah, you might wanna hit the archive.org link first. I'm pretty sure Brewster Kahle's got deeper pockets for bandwidth than whoever runs fwmj.com.
posted by arto at 7:15 PM on September 8, 2005


I have always been a fan of the "mashups." Is that what the kids are calling it these days? But . This. Is. Fing. Incredible. Just thinking about all the work culling the internet, looking for samples of Kanye's voice, saying "roof" or whatever. It is awe inspiring. I just emailed it to all my whitebread, formerly dubya-loving friends.
posted by SkinnerSan at 7:50 PM on September 8, 2005


"George Bush" is actually pretty good. Enjoyed it.
posted by fungible at 7:54 PM on September 8, 2005


This is awesome. Less then a week turn around for a song to hit about what's happened in Louisiana. Now that's the power of the internet baby! Thanks for the link. Torrent anybody?
posted by furtive at 8:06 PM on September 8, 2005


“She made us promise not to play any rap music, because she thought it might incite some of the evacuees to violence.”
Astrodome radio project killed
posted by StephenV at 8:35 PM on September 8, 2005


aww yeah, had my head noddin hard!

(cue Office Space scene of Michael Bolton driving to work)
posted by Mr Bluesky at 8:37 PM on September 8, 2005


I have always been a fan of the "mashups."

Less then a week turn around for a song to hit about what's happened in Louisiana

It's not so much a mash-up, as a straight "beat" jack.

Still, one of the best things about hip-hop is the 'mixtape" culture. Jack someone's beat, say what you want, and put it out there. Eventually, someone is going to reference what you said, and it transcends into a vast web of reference and allusion. If you know where to look, you can find all sorts of shit like this.

Cause I love ya all...
Immortal Technique & Mos Def - Bin Laden (Slush Fund Remix)
More here...
posted by SweetJesus at 8:37 PM on September 8, 2005


"George Bush Doesn't Like Black People" is amazing. Thank you for the link.
posted by nonmerci at 8:42 PM on September 8, 2005


.
posted by walla at 9:17 PM on September 8, 2005


Things like this make me happy about the internet. Thanks.
posted by fillsthepews at 9:26 PM on September 8, 2005


Coral Cache versions of all of the above:

* Talib Kweli
* De La Soul
* Oh No
* J-Zone
* Kanye
* Kanye (alternate)
* Immortal Technique & Mos Def

Really, people should remember to do this for any heavy content
posted by dhartung at 10:22 PM on September 8, 2005


[this is good]

They've released the song to everyone to host as they please. Mirror. Mirror.

If anyone else is interested, I couldn't find the lyrics so I transcribed them. (self link of course)
posted by ?! at 10:28 PM on September 8, 2005


Thanks for that, ?!. I posted the song to an LJ community and was met with harassment by a user who wasn't aware the words weren't from the original Kanye song--your website came in handy.
posted by nonmerci at 12:48 AM on September 9, 2005


I'm puzzled. De La Soul and Talib Kwali are obscure? (e.g. shit I've never heard?) And Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Mohammad are from Tribe Called Quest. Ah well. Good music, in any case, and there are some there that aren't as well known.
posted by Tuwa at 1:35 AM on September 9, 2005


Thanks for hunting those links, y'all -- and great find, Jesus.
posted by docgonzo at 7:15 AM on September 9, 2005


Oh yes, [this is good]
posted by docgonzo at 7:30 AM on September 9, 2005


Tuwa I think the point is they are not in 'Mainstream POP', at least De La not as much anymore.

And um, I might not be a Kanye expert, ok I'm not, but it sounds more like a different gentleman named 'KO' doing most of the verses. It doesn't sound like a cut up of Kanye at all...
posted by cavalier at 7:45 AM on September 9, 2005


uh, i dont think is kayne...here's what the site sez:

The Legendary K.O.
“George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” MP3
Produced by Kanye West
Words by Big Mon and Damien a/k/a Dem Knock-Out Boyz
posted by slogger at 9:22 AM on September 9, 2005


Right, there you go. It's fantastic. I am sending it to my local radio stations in the naive idea that they will play it.
posted by cavalier at 9:27 AM on September 9, 2005


I don't believe it is West singing either. For those who program radio stations and have podcasts there will be a radio edit online in the next few hours here.
posted by ?! at 9:31 AM on September 9, 2005


It isn't Kanye rapping (Kanye made the beat, it's on his new album), it's the Legendary Knock Out Boyz, Big Mon and Damien.

I'm puzzled. De La Soul and Talib Kwali are obscure? (e.g. shit I've never heard?)

Why are you puzzled? Talib Kweli is a guest on a Zion I track, and Dave from De La Soul is only on the hook on the Headcrack track. They're two out of hundreds of tracks, most of which I've never seen before.
posted by SweetJesus at 9:55 AM on September 9, 2005


Lot of stuff I've never heard before, great post.

I've always liked Mos Def but damn, that Tower track is killer. I'd only heard him mention the subject on "Close Edge" but that was relatively microscopic compared to this.
posted by prostyle at 10:03 AM on September 9, 2005


i happened to be flipping through channels at the moment, had no idea who kanye was at that time (i'm not a great listener of any contemporary music), but stopped to comment to the significant-other that mike myers was on tv - when the line came out. i consider myself supremely lucky to have caught it and believe it to be a true moment of television zen. all the planets had aligned and someone seemed to be speaking out to the universe. i've heard the song and think it's a real piece of art. it's getting regular play here.
posted by eatdonuts at 10:06 AM on September 9, 2005


Though not obscure, more Mos Def (I didn't see it above): Katrina Klap (Dollar Day for New Orleans).
posted by mrgrimm at 10:55 AM on September 9, 2005


Why are you puzzled? Talib Kweli is a guest on a Zion I track, and Dave from De La Soul is only on the hook on the Headcrack track.

SweetJesus, if you're going to be a pedant, do it up right: I misspelled Ali Shaheed Muhammad's name as well.
posted by Tuwa at 2:21 PM on September 9, 2005


SweetJesus, if you're going to be a pedant, do it up right

Kwali was the only thing that stood out.
posted by SweetJesus at 3:49 PM on September 9, 2005


The correct url for the radio edit.
posted by ?! at 5:36 PM on September 9, 2005


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