Salaam Remi...Respect Due
Yes! you all know that name, so why is he such an under rated producer and remixer?, this Man has put in much work since the early 90's and you never really hear much about him at all.
I think that's a shame and even more so when kids only know the name from the Ini Kamoze-Here Comes The Hot Stepper (1994) or the Nas-Made You Look joint (2002) which was a banger by the way, the way he slowed down Apache was perfection and Nas killed it, in fact Nas still does his best work over Salaam's beats, now please read on...
right then ..
y'all kids tucked in?
Heeeeeeeerrrrreee we go...
Salaam Remi was born Salaam Gibbs, the son of Van Gibbs, who himself was a prolific producer and studio musician and produced for The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow and MC Rell and a whole host of Pop, Jazz, Funk and R & B artists since the mid 80's.
Salaam started out playing keyboards for Kurtis "These are The Breaaaaaakkkksss" Blow for his 1986 Kingdom Blow album, he gained an interest in production and soon ended up producing and programming on MC Rell & The Houserockers-Into The Future album (1989).
Then Marley Marl and Craig G roped him in for some co-production and a remix on Craig G's second album Now That's More Like It (1991),In 1992 he laced up Zhigge's only album in 1992 (except for Harlem a track that he co-produced with Milo Johnson) and also Supercat's-Ghetto Red Hot and a few tracks on the Bobby Konders & Massive Sounds album.
Then he went onto produced and/or remix for...
House of Pain
Naughty By Nature
Funkmaster Flex (co-production)
Rebelz of Authority
Pras & Wyclef
Canibus and others...
plus he also laced many Reggae and Ragga artists like
Beenie Man and many Pop & R & B artists as well,(including Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse) he is still going strong today...but as this blog focuses on the older days, I have put together a little compilation together of dope Salaam Remi remixes and joints he produced.
Salaam Remi, really is a jack of all music trades and his production is fat, he used quite a few breaks and samples/loops long before other producers as well, his resume is lengthy and incredible, so from myself and Cold Rock Da Spot...Respect Salaam.
Jaz Presents Salaaam Remi-Respect Due Mix...New link
1-craig-g-no favours (remix by salaam remi)-1991
2-biz markie-studda step-1996?
3-da bush babees-remember we (remix)-1995
4-king sun-big shots-(remix)-1991
5-channel live-lock it up-1995
7-brand nubian-hold on (remix)-1994
8-black sheep-without a doubt (remix)-1994
9-major stress-more and more-1995
10-supercat-south central (outstanding remix)-1994
12-rebelz of authority-blast of the iron-1995
13-supercat-ghetto red hot-1992
14-mega banton-sound boy killing (remix)-1994
15-da bush babees-brooklyn movement-1995
16-urban thermo dynamics-my kung fu (remix)-1994
17-major stress-a day in da stuy-1995
18-fugees-nappy heads (remix)-1994
19-zhigge-rakin in the dough (uptown bounce remix)-1992
20-buckshot lefonque -no pain no gain (remix)-1995
special thanks to fink177 for the major stress joints and el keter for additional info.
*please note, I find Megaupload the best for files this size and longevity, please be patient if you can't get it the first time.(the trick is to keep re-freshing)
interview from 2005