Saturday, February 23, 2008
Shimmember Me (ODB vs. Blue Boy)
This came about while i was messing around on the decks with a 12" maxi of Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and Blue Boy's Scattered Emotions EP, specifically the classic club hit "Remember Me", which samples Marlena Shaw's "Woman of the Ghetto" (that's her behind ODB on the cover above).
As ODB had passed away only months before, it quickly became clear that this was going to be a tribute blend. So i sampled his memorable Grammy rant and added some shout-outs. The result was "Shimmember Me", and the rest is, well - it became quite a popular tune indeed.
Still featured at The Rub, where it got its start back in 2005, it got massively mentioned and disseminated, was spun everywhere from Swedish radio to New Zealand clubs, made it onto top podcasts, such as Bristle's Bootleg Show and the TCRE SoundClash, blogs like Death from Below, and just generally blew up. Recent bumps include this mention on Souled On.
Love, Peace, and RIP ODB!
Shimmember Me (Ol Dirty Bastard vs. Blue Boy) Download
As featured on the MashAnthology double LP!
(cover art by Klaudia Gottwald)