Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh) – Rich Homie Quan
Our first feature is the music video for Atlanta-based Rapper, Rich Homie Quan’s “Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)“, a popular rap track with a simplistic, keyboard/GameBoy sounding electric rhythm chord that repeats throughout the beat. Quan’s “ooh, ooh, ooh” he sings during the song is characteristic of Southern Hip-Hop in being catchy and authentic, and not necessarily having to be related to trapping or other illegal activities, it’s simply there for fun. Rich Homie Quan has been blowing up on the scene lately since I first heard of him through music promoter and manager of Sy Ari Da Kid and K. Camp, a fellow GSU grad, Diana Schweinbeck. She owns her own record label and promoting firm and hosts hip-hop industry mixer events at the Sledge Lounge off Buford Highway in Doraville. I attended one of the mixers when I was first starting out DJing and doing music journalism (see: article where I covered a night she hosted of indie ATL rappers; pics) NEXT UP! (BELOW!! Trap Queen Remix!!!)
Trap Queen (Remix feat. Azealia Banks, Gucci Mane & Quavo of the MIGOS)
Let me ask you something, in the past month or two can you count the number of times you have heard “HEY WASSUP HELLO?!?!” (skip paragraph to bottom for feature/to skip opinion), yeah I can’t either, regardless it’s not necessarily a bad thing, though this song is everywhere and is drilled into my and many others’ heads (a la Little Einstein’s Remix, Nasty “Freestyle”) I believe our society is getting used to a song being the hot shit and being played nonstop for a month or so, maybe that’s how it’s always been, maybe that’s how it’ll always be, who knows amirite?
Trap Queen’s remix featuring the saucy, eclectic female rapper Azalea Banks, known for rapping over a variety of styles of music, particularly electronic and dance music, as well as rap. ATL’s own Gucci Mane & Quavo of the MIGOS join Banks in a smash remix of Fetty Wap’s hit song. (more Azealia & remixes below, check it!)
Singing the “hey, wassup hello” line Banks delivers from the get-go. Gucci’s verse is not bad either and Quavo’s is also on point.
212 (feat. Lazy Jay) – Azealia Banks (Music Video)
212 (Futurist Remix featuring Lazy Jay)
212 (Tommie Sunshine Remix featuring Lazy Jay)
[Notable lyrics from Banks]
What you gon’ do when I appear?!
Wh-wh-when I premiere…
Bitch, the end of your lives’are there!
The shit been mine, mine!
Hey! I can be the answer
I’m ready to dance when the vamp up
And when I hit that dip, get your camera
You could see I been that bitch since the Pamper
Quavo, as well as all the members of the MIGOS, were recently arrested after a concert at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia when they were found in possession of several different drugs and firearms. They were recently featured in YouTube’s 2015 Music Awards for their single “One Time“.
Azealia Banks, another favorite songstress of mine, has several DJ-friendly cuts influenced by electronic dance music. Take Tommie Sunshine’s remix of her banger “212“ (also remixed by trap DJ, DJ Sliink as well as producer D-Bass).