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J Dilla - "The Anthem" f. Frank + Dank (Cookin' Soul Remix) Exclusive!

Throwback Thursday: J Dilla x Frank n' Dank - "The Anthem" Gets A Cookin' Soul Remix [Audio Premiere]

J Dilla ft. Frank & Dank - "The Anthem" remix by Cookin' Soul for Throwback Thursday
Artwork by Alexander Grahovsky

J Dilla Day is every day, here in Okayplayerville…but Throwback Thursday calls for a couple extra dozen donuts on the table. This particular Thursday we have an extra special frosted with chocolate sprinkles concoction for you Dilla fanatics, with the exclusive premiere of this Cookin’ Soul remix flipping Dilla’s only-recently-released Frank & Dank vehicle “The Anthem.” Swapping out the grimy, almost Wu-ish bounce-and-click drum song of the post mortem Dilla beat, Cookin’ Soul regears it with a soulful blaxplotation groove alternating with a b-section (possibly form the same sample source?) that provides a more open-ended jazz feel. A crackin beat that pays respect to the Detroit sound of two distinct eras the production still manages to feel totally fresh and breathes new life and feeling into the vocals. A welcome addition to any DJ’s crate and a must-have for any Dilla fanatic, this new-improved anthem will have you chanting “Chicago! Philly! San Dieg-OH” and gettin’ live like you’re F’ed up and making bad food choices that feel oh so right. Mmm. Donuts refried in groove grease. Stream below:



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