Common – Testify (88-Keys Remix)

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Although he’s been rapping feverishly since the release of his album The Death Of Adam last year, 88-Keys is still a producer at heart. While we discussed the shitstorm that was this fan-made video for “Street Lights,” he reminded me about this remix he made for Common’s song off the BE album which he also happened to submit to Lonnie himself.

Common – Testify (88-Keys Hand On The Bible Remix) | Mediafire

I hit up Kanye & asked him if he had the a cappella files for this (which wasn’t out at the time). He gave me the files without hesitation. I turned over this remix rather fast but never finished it because I couldn’t come up with a hook for it. I played it for Kanye & he liked this a lot. So much, in fact, that he was going to reach out to Brandy to lay a hook down on this. Unfortunately, for me, Common didn’t feel this half as much as ‘ye did.

Read the whole story behind it on 88’s blog: I Heart My Polo Lifestyle.


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21 Responses to “Common – Testify (88-Keys Remix)”

  1. JDS just looks at her, looks at her... Says:

    eeewl, nigga that would have thrown a wrench in the whole flow of the album. dodged a bullet with that one.

  2. zman Says:

    that Wu-Massacre is fucking awesome, lacks a bit of mastering and a bit too short but fucking a grade material nigga.

  3. verses Says:

    # zman Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    that Wu-Massacre is fucking awesome, lacks a bit of mastering and a bit too short but fucking a grade material nigga.

    ^^^^^^^^^

    I assume it leaked? (none)

  4. Lelan Says:

    NO MORE OLD COMMON

    no unrealeased songs

    remixes

    etc

    Wheres the new stuff

  5. Lelan Says:

    See this is why people with lyrics lose they take too long

    no new lupe,andre,jay electronica, common

    but watch 2 morrow we’ll have new weezy or gucci

    I dont mind new weezy though.

  6. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    Anybody know why Em was calling out Nas in Square Dance?

  7. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # Lelan Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    See this is why people with lyrics lose they take too long

    no new lupe,andre,jay electronica, common

    but watch 2 morrow we’ll have new weezy or gucci

    I dont mind new weezy though.
    —————————————-

    Yup.

    Personality/delivery/”swagger” rappers have an advantage over lyricists. Fine by me since most lyricists don’t know how to RAP, although the ones you mentioned were glaring exceptions.

  8. rex hussla Says:

    *turns up Sean P’s Onion Head Radio Edit at work*

    *slaps coworker in back of head [ll]*

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  10. hl Says:

    Anybody know why Em was calling out Nas in Square Dance?

    huh? Never heard it. What did he say.

  11. hl Says:

    Damn, I gotta chose between lyrics and flow now? Is it too much to ask for both?

  12. landlord Says:

    SMH @ RNC Michael Steele

    tinyurl.com/ykc5nes

  13. verses Says:

    Personality/delivery/”swagger” rappers have an advantage over lyricists. Fine by me since most lyricists don’t know how to RAP,

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ?

    Elaborate if you will, Wacka Flocka

  14. Heroine Headliner Says:

    fa sho

  15. Da Says:

    yipes

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  17. Shooter Says:

    Michael Steele looks kinda Indian or Pakistani

    like that Babu guy from Seinfeld

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  20. d Says:

    that remix SUCKS. . the original is one of the hottest beats on the album.

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