January 14, 2015

Craig Mack "Get Down" (Review, 1995)

"For people who say all of Craig's shit sounds alike, peep the phat remix for "Get Down." Produced by Q-Tip... Mack's shit always sounds as sharp as a broken bottle. He ain't one of them slick-haired types coming into hip-hop with a lotta yang about 'hardcore roots' or 'war stories' ... it's refreshing to hear something a bit different ... The combination between Mack's lyrics and Q-Tip's track is the best since chocolate met peanut butter. It makes you go back to the days when the "rap industry" was really hip-hop looking for a home. That's why Mack slams. He easily proves he's no one-hit wonder ... And if you're still cravin' for that "Flava In Ya Ear" vibe, check the original mix of "Get Down" that picks up right where "Flava..." left off." (The Source, Sure Shot Singles / January, 95) The fact that there's no video for the original or the remix says a lot, especially coming off the success of both "Flava In Ya Ear" and the classic line-up on the remix. Listen to the audio below.