Monday, June 29, 2009

Music Review: Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious BIG ft. Mase and Puff Daddy

Speed: 104 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm

Mix this one with: Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle

The DJ’s Take: Word of warning when you watch this video - song is paused at inopportune times because the director or whoever wanted to insert dialogue and interludes. Unfortunate, because this is in my top 10 greatest party songs of all time. Interesting thing is that when this first came out, I disliked it, since I was a hiphop purist back then who rejected anything pop. With age, wisdom, and DJing experience, I’ve come around and recognized this is about as sure a thing to get the crowd going as anything you could put on your turntables.

The periodic stuttering drum/scratching part can make this track a little tricky to beatmatch for DJs, but pay attention and you’ll be fine. Certified platinum club banger that’s a necessity if you spin hiphop at all. Again, whether you’re a fan or DJ, cop the mp3, because the audio in the video doesn’t do it justice.

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