The Seed: Ace Hood, French Montana, 2 Chainz & More
A slew of remixes hit the 'net this past week in attempt to extend the life of several chart-climbing songs. B.o.B’s "We Still in this Bitch," which sits at its peak of No. 19 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, receives the remix treatment with new verses from Young Jeezy, Young Dro and Yo Gotti. Ace Hood enlists Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Meek Mill, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Future and Birdman for the remix of his No. 9-peaking “Bugatti.” And Future’s once-controversial “Karate Chop (Remix)” receives new rhymes from Rick Ross, Birdman and French Montana on its remix. “Karate Chop” peaked at No. 27 on the chart on April 20 but will likely climb higher due to this new version.
Lauryn Hill caused a stir when she released her latest, "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)." Following her highly-publicized legal battle with the IRS and the subsequent, reportedly million dollar deal with Sony, Ms. Hill unveiled the song on her Tumblr page with a message that read: “Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music."
The song is chock-full of social commentary and features Hill rapping at a rapid rate, a distinct departure from her last release, 2010’s “Repercussions.” "Repercussions" spent four weeks on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, peaking at No. 83. Will the envelope-pushing "Neurotic Society" get her back on the chart?