"Low" is the debut single by American rapper Flo Rida, featured on his debut studio album Mail on Sunday and also featured on the soundtrack to the 2008 film Step Up 2: The Streets. The song features fellow American rapper T-Pain and was co-written with T-Pain. There is also a remix in which the hook is sung by Flo Rida rather than T-Pain. An official remix was made which features Pitbull and T-Pain. With its catchy, up-tempo and club-oriented Southern hip hop rhythms, the song peaked at the summit of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
The song was a massive success worldwide and was the longest running number-one single of 2008 in the United States. With over 6 million digital downloads, it has been certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA, and was the most downloaded single of the 2000s decade, measured by paid digital downloads. The song was named 3rd on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. "Low" spent ten consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, the longest-running number-one single of 2008.
X-Dream are Marcus Christopher Maichel (born May 1968) and Jan Müller (born February 1970); they are also known as Rough and Rush. They are some of the cult hit producers of psychedelic trance music and hail from Hamburg, Germany.
Muller was educated as a sound engineer. Maichel was a musician familiar with techno and reggae, and was already making electronic music in 1986. In 1989 the pair first met when Marcus was having problems with his PC and someone sent Jan to help fix it. That same year they teamed up to work on a session together. Their first work concentrated on a sound similar to techno with some hip hop elements which got some material released on Tunnel Records.
During the early 1990s they were first introduced to the trance scene in Hamburg and decided to switch their music to this genre. From 1993 they began releasing several singles on the Hamburg label Tunnel Records, as X-Dream and under many aliases, such as The Pollinator. Two albums followed on Tunnel Records, Trip To Trancesylvania and We Created Our Own Happiness, which were much closer to the original formula of psychedelic trance, although featuring the unmistakable "trippy" early X-Dream sound.
Radio is the fifth and latest studio album by Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist Ky-Mani Marley, released on September 25, 2007. It topped the Billboard Reggae Charts at #1 in October 2007. The album features much more hip hop influences than his previous releases.
The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as No. 4 on the top rock albums chart.
Production and recording
After touring with the Eagles and struggling with alcohol and drug addictions for many years, Walsh decided that it was time to record a new album while being supported by his wife, Marjorie Bach (sister of Ringo Starr's wife, Barbara). To pursue making the album, she also gave Walsh Jeff Lynne's contact number.
When Walsh was asked about his collaboration with co-producer Jeff Lynne, he said "Jeff and I met socially, and at one point he said, "Why don't you bring your tracks over sometime and we'll have a listen." That led to some comments and ideas that he had. Gradually, we worked on some stuff and checked out some of his stuff too. It ended up that he really helped me finish it up and ended up producing. He really put his stamp on my music and took it in a direction I never would have gone, and I'm really grateful to him."
Yeah, smooth in the groove Yo, whassup, man, what's up? What's goin' on man, what's happenin'? Yo, whassup? This is the one, Rhythm X, X Calibur One, two, funk igniter plus (Yeah) Comin' at ya at thirty degrees, Farenheit (Ha, ha) The heat is on your ears Right now we gettin' ready To get busy on W K R Funk Radio live (We'll burn ya) With TR Love (And Moe Love on the set) And we talkin' to y'all from Los Angeles Live on W K R Funk Radio, our own station See rappers don't know, I snatch a beat I hear a beat, I catch a beat The Rhythm X roll up, my style gets critical Brain connects, computer rhymes get physical I walk low and howl with no afro X with a bald head like Fidel Castro Walk in a jam, with the mic and my girlfriend While two girls are buggin', sayin', "Keith is my boyfriend" But I come back though, start the attack though Add up some points like I'm playin' Nintendo Now look at the game, I move step in first place Leave 'em all blind for hard times and third base Back to bake 'em more, fizzle and burn though But you can't see the record sizzle and turn though Hittin' the top like a hot 45 Like "Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive" Yeah, gettin' back into business Rappers get back and do some physical fitness Jumpin' jacks, sit ups and push ups Now pick up your brain And come and lift up some heavy weights Stupid, you're dumb, standin' still with dead weight Rappers try to plex, I mark X I stamp X and throw 'em another X X-tra Rhythm flow, X-tra metaphor X-tra hype and dope, X-tra Cupid feet X-tra body heat, X-tra brain power X-tra cash flow, you soft cauliflower But I do get swift, change the pitch If you got the rhymes and Hammer foots to dance with Yo, let's get the dead party jumpin' Rappers are crazy wack, and ain't sayin' nothin' While people are steady, sweaty tired and boring Let me go on, steppin' to and flow on and so on Turn the mic in my show on Please the crowd with some super dope hype stuff Lyrical metaphor and some of that right stuff Shakin' your brain up, wakin' your brain up Confusin' your mind like a block or Rubik's Cube Think about it, you probably don't understand With a lower IQ, a weak brain, my man So listen up and go on back to school Fool, you ain't Jack Yeah, that's comin' live from W K R Funk With DJ Moe Love, TR Love We gon' bring it out by special request For TR funky Love Yeah, thanks a lot for that funky introduction Rhythm X I appreciate it, yeah, the phones are lightin' up crazy We want the 103rd caller to come in And win them disco pants in the contest Now if you ready for some more live hype stuff So here it is Some rappers can flow and rock off the slow jam Stay hype, continuously 'cause I know I can Rock off tempo, fast or even hyper Just like a sniper, pied microphone piper Smooth rough and ready, hardcore stayin' steady In the lane, rock 'n' roll ready on Any MC type wannabe like had to sound like Gots to be like, wants to look like, has to act like Now you feel like You know you're perpetrating? Yeah right Come on, face it and then chase it You can taste it 'cause I placed it Smack in your face with five million lbs of bass Boomin' systems ads can't replace In fact all the rhythm is packed on tightly Days of thunder? Not likely Fact or fiction, while I got you schemin' You ain't ready, boy, I caught you sleepin' And searchin' for a dope style Combine to watch our freestyle, straight from the penile Buck wild, runnin' wild with the golden mic I'm like a flash, first you see Then you lose sight of the master TR, plan in hand Destroyin' a foe who's not in demand So act now and for the fact now There's no doubt in my mind, I'll be rap now Come on, man, come Yo, MC's, you say you're comin' back? Huh, yo, you ain't Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
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