On one drunken winter night, at a UK FUNKY party, in Toronto, me and my homeboy, Dave, came up with the chorus for a song celebrating the petite girls in the club. “Represent the Lollipop Queens/ If you’re too short to be seen”.
About a whole year later, my UK homegirl, MISS C, was visiting Toronto, and wanting to collab on a tune with me. I pulled out the chorus for Lollipop Skank, thinking that Miss C had just the right amount of sass to pull it off. The idea got some good looks from her, so I laid down some beats, and she came up with additional vocals to compliment the chorus. After a little session, we had ourselves a song, but it was a VERY different song from anything else I had produced.
I ended up sitting on the tune for another whole year. To be honest, I was a bit scared of it. I didn’t think I could get away with putting my name on a tune that was so… well… cute. It was positive re-inforcement from Miss C that finally convinced me to go ahead and put it up. I’m happy to say that she made a good call. the feedback on the tune was extremely positive.
Yet another year passed before my homeboy, Kevin, from 9G RECORDS, heard the track and decided he needed it on his label. After a lot of hard work compiling REMIXES, and producing a MUSIC VIDEO, our little EP has finally been released to the world! What a saga!!
**OR** Sample all 4 versions of the tune, in this clever MINIMIX I put together…
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For my MCA DAY BEASTIE BOYS TRIBUTE, I ended up putting together a pretty interesting edit of PAUL REVERE. I was curious about what it’s infamous BACKWARDS BEAT sounded like played forwards, so I reversed it, playing the vocals backwards, instead. Does that make sense? Anyways, the reversed portion leads into a QUICK HITTER in the proper, ummm, direction. It comes complete with in/out beats for you DJs. I hope you don’t mind the pops and hisses. It’s a VINYL RIP from my very own copy of LICENSE TO ILL.
DOWNLOAD: Beastie Boys – Paul Revere (Gobs Reversed Revere QH Edit) (RIGHT CLICK>SAVE AS)
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