Filed under: Releases of the Week | Tags: Greg Street, M.I.A., Nappy Roots, Releases of the Week, Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack – Various Artists
Most movie soundtracks are a haphazard group of songs that have no relation to each other and don’t tell a story. But Slumdog’s lush landscape is captured in this soundtrack and M.I.A.’s guest appearance does a lot to push the colorful sounds to the next level.
The pulse of this album mimics the film and the DFA remix of “Paper Planes” is exceptional. It far exceeds the original song. The funky bass line intercepts the electronic keys and tight drum set. It takes a while for M.I.A. to come in, but when she does it flows incredibly well. Her lyrics become a bit washed but the feel of the original is still there. Its probably the highlight of the album. The song seems a bit out of place among the many cultural tracks, but its a little sprinkle of curry on the already hot album.
Overall, this soundtrack is a perfect compliment to the film. The feeling of the album is incredibly exuberant. And if you haven’t seen it you should. It paints a picture that can’t be washed away .
Best Track: “Paper Planes (DFA Remix)”
Good Day – Greg Street presents Nappy Roots (Single)
Since spring is approaching (not soon enough), I thought it would be a good idea to start focusing on some “barbeque rap”. This single track sums up the summer and is the perfect song for riding around with the windows down. Nappy Roots, one of the more underrated rap groups, tears this track apart. Their styles of flow make the track move along perfectly.
If you are looking for the perfect summer track, look no further as it is covered with soulful guitar and keys. It has a children’s choir singing, “We’re going to have a good day, all my homies wanna ride today, all these mommy’s look fly today.” We know spring is coming. With this song – I’m ready for it.