I’ve had this song lingering in my iTunes library for years. I have no clue where I found it except that it was labeled as “Lankizzle Remix” and a Google search for Lankizzle comes up with a few, songs, from a mixtape titled Lankizzle Presents Video Game Remixes V2 that contained rap acapellas over beats that contained samples from classic video games. This track is a combination of the vocals from Lil’ Jon and The East Side Boyz’ “Throw It Up” (Feat. Young Buck & Pastor Troy) mixed with a beefed-up version of the Koji Kondo composed Sanctuary area music from The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past on the Super Nintendo. I hope to stumble across both of Lankizzle’s VG Remixes mixtapes one day.
#1EpicSummer from Hampton, VA artist D.R.A.M. is waaaaay left field for a hood southern hip hop album with a north-east feel.
The release, executive produced by Gabe Niles. features production from D.R.A.M., Kaine Solo, Gabe Niles, VERY RVRE (Whose credits include Purple Kisses for A$AP Rocky and Hood Pope for A$AP Ferg), Bub, Raisi K, Titti of Streetzonfire, and more. Guest artists include Mass, Heezy, Sunny & Gabe, and TIMMY!. The full credits as written by D.R.A.M. are below:
If you’re a nerd, the tracks Cha Cha and Yoga Fire are especially dope as they use sampled audio from Super Mario World and one of the various Street Fighter 2 releases respectively.
Other stand out tracks include Cuchadoe and Feet In The Water.