I said on the first post of Remix Week that there are few remixes that I like better than its original. Well, here’s one of the few exceptions: A Tribe Called Quest’s Scenario remix. The remix isn’t necessarily better. After all, few songs are better than Scenario. But the remix is pretty much a wholly different song, but with the same cast: Tribe and Leaders of the New School (oh, how I miss the young Busta Rhymes).
And if you ask me, the Scenario remix offers one of Phife’s best verses, including this gem:
“So roll out the red carpet ’cause I’m gettin’ this / Vanilla Ice platinum? That shit’s ridiculous.”
“Let it be known, I’m not the one to step to / You’re better off calling D-Nice to your rescue.”
The Oh My God remix is one of my favorites. And check that I Left My Wallet in El Segundo Vampire Mix, which was remixed by Norman Cook (better known to you and I as Fatboy Slim).
A Tribe Called Quest | Scenario (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest | Oh My God (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest | I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (Vampire Mix)
A Tribe Called Quest | Oh My God (Know Naim remix)
(I still have no clue who Know Naim is, but they kill it on this mix, especially the lines: “I cramp your fuckin’ style like you ate before you swum” and “They got my back like a Jansport.”)