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Thursday, Nov 03 2016 | 07:31
Image: 1606744 """Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"" by U.G.K. is one of the most recognizable Hip Hop
songs of the 2000s. This is the kind of record that can be heard anywhere, from car
shows in Texas to basement parties in Brooklyn, maybe even at your cousin’s
wedding. This song is so good that at the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards Kanye West
famously gave his Video Of The Year award to U.G.K. after “Stronger” beat “Int’l Players
Anthem”. Let's also not forget it's Grammy Nomination. Yes it's that good.
U.G.K.'s celebratory anthem also features Outkast and the groups combine as one over
a very hypnotic Three 6 Mafia produced beat. The sample used is Willie Hutch's
""I Choose You"" from the movie The Mack, which is the perfect backdrop for Andre 3000,
Pimp C (R.I.P.), Bun B and Big Boi to spit tales of women, money and marriage. The
song starts off with Andre 3000 rhyming over the elegant doo wop vocal harmonies until
a stuttered drum kick changes the mood for Pimp C to spit fire. This beat change/mood
switch happens each verse, fitting each rapper’s personality and tone, kudos to DJ Paul
and Juicy J for expertly crafting this record.
For Black Friday Record Store Day, Get On Down presents “International Players
Anthem” as a special collectible vinyl release shaped like U.G.K.’s home state of Texas!"
Available from 25.11.2016
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