Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Blast From The Past Vol. 2: AZ- Gimmie Yours Remix (Video)
I know its been awhile but im back with Vol. 2 of this series. And this right here is a rare gem that not too many people knew about.
Back in '95, i was feelin AZ alot (pause) with Sugar Hill. That joint was too ill and i was desperately tryin to look for it!! I was askin my friends left and right if any of them had it and luckily one came thru for me. He had the cassette single and let me borrow it. Now as i was jammin this single, i flipped over to side B and saw that it had a remix to Gimmie Yours on there prod. by Erick Sermon. Now Gimmie Yours was already a dope joint that Pete Rock produced so i was thinkin how E-Double come close to toppin that? Erick Sermon at that time (and still is) was one of my fav. MC's & producers so i was interested in how he flipped this joint. When that track came on next on the tape, i was blown away yall!! 1st the sample he used had me hooked from the jump!! If yall dont know, the sample was a Freddie Jackson joint and E-Double flipped it just right!! I must played this joint like 8x in a row when i 1st heard it man, it that ill.
Forward to '05, my friend of mine was a huge AZ fan and when i asked him if he ever heard the Gimmie Yours remix he looked at me kinda crazy. He didnt know there was a remix for that record. U know i had to clown him for that, then i let him hear it and he was surprised by it as well. Then when i told him that Erick Sermon produced the record he didnt believe me at all. He tried to deny it for the longest until i finally showed him the credits and he saw for himself.
Then later on that year, i copped a best of AZ DVD with some of his videos on there. Now mind u there is no listing that came with this DVD so i didnt know what vids was on here. So as i was lookin at it, i heard a familiar tune comin on and before u knew it the vid for that track was on and was i dumbfounded. This track came out in '95 and 10 years later im just now seeing a vid for it, i didnt even know a vid was made for this track. Thats crazy! But its a classic nonetheless. Hope yall enjoy!!