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. Azalea 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 it’s how it’ll always be, who knows.
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 and Quavo from the MIGOS join Banks in a smash remix of the Fetty Wap’s hit song. Singing the “hey, wassup hello” line Banks delivers from the get-go. Gucci’s verse is not bad either and Quavo’s is on point as usual.
Quavo, as well as all the members of the MIGOS, were recently arrested after a concert at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro when they were found in possession of several different drugs and firearms. They recently were featured in YouTube’s 2015 Music Awards for their single “One Time“.
Azalea Banks, another favorite songstress of mine has several DJ-friendly cuts influenced by electronic dance music. Take Tommi Sunshine’s remix of her banger “212” (also remixed by trap DJ, DJ Sliink as well as the D-Bass Remix).