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Anticon/Dre Beef; Sole Raises the Stakes

By a Gossiping Bitch on February 3rd, 2004

As the remix craze scales ever more ridiculous heights, we now hear that Sole’s abandoning his plans to remix Weezer’s Blue album using only samples from Weezer’s Green album, and instead concentrate on “The Antichronic (The Day The Crackers Took Over)”, something he described this weekend as “a re-imagining” of Dre’s 1992 classic, and “my most adventurous project yet”. He’s ditching Andre’s signature g-funk and substituting samples from the Anticon catalog, adding a few thousand extra syllables here and there to the lyrics as well. Thus, “Ain’t Nuthin’ But A G-Thang” becomes “This is Nothing But An SAT Word Thing”, “High Powered” becomes “High Minded”, and “Little Ghetto Boy” is retitled “Burb Servin'”.

When asked why he felt compelled to jump on the remix bandwagon by taking such liberties with an acknowledged classic like “The Chronic”, Sole replied testily; “This isn’t just another remix album. It’s like a director’s cut, only with a different director, different footage, actors, script. Or maybe a re-imagining, suggesting the kind of direction Dre could, or maybe should have gone in. If he’s serious about the advancement of hip-hop (see: “Dre Claims ‘Advanced Album’; Anticon Goes to Court”), he should have done so from the jump, and I’m here to let him know where he went wrong. He’s gonna scrap “Detox” and go straight back to the lab when he hears this.”

Dre’s production partner, Scott Storch, when finally reached for comment, said, “Who are you and how did you get into my bedroom?”

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