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Humps day, the revenge of Ray


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1. In honor of their Halloween-night performance of "My Humps," which according to the Globe's Joan Anderman sent Fergie "back to the Dark Ages" (since when does the boring broadsheet print racial epithets?), here's that Lil Jon remix mentioned earlier (scroll here to #10), which sends everyone involved back to the primordial ooze.

LISTEN: Black Eyed Peas, "My Humps (Lil Jon Remix)" (mp3 via SINTERNET)

2. While we're on the topic of SIN-ful remixes: When Kanye West sampled a faked version (or, less pejoratively, re-recorded-by-Jamie-Foxx version ) of Ray Charles' immortal "I Got A Woman" for "Gold Digger," it may have become inevitable that something like the following would happen. In fact, back in June, we alerted you to the near-simultaneous appearance of songs sampling Ray and Fake Ray. A number of weeks ago, the Blog-Famous DJ Diplo issued a Baltimore club "remix" of "Gold Digger" that was actually more of a restoration: he sampled the actual Ray Charles song, threw new drums on it, and let Kanye get a word in only at the very end. Now, in an uncanny approximation of Diplo's idea, an Arizona top-40 radio DJ has issued a remix of "I Got a Woman" that steals the beat from "Gold Digger," which is maybe the kind of thing you file under "turnabout is fair play."

LISTEN: Ray Charles, "I Got A Woman (Chino/KZZP remix)" (mp3, via SINTERNET)
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