Month: June 2010

BLACKis ONLINE: Cookin Soul

Alright y’all, as you know one of the most anticipated albums dropped last Tuesday. That album was Drake’s Thank Me Later. After dealing with a leak two weeks prior and so-so reviews of the album, Drake is still set to sell between 425-475K in his first week. Not bad for a kid from Toronto, who you either love or hate. I, for one thinks he has talent, but talent alone does not always produce a great product.

I stumbled upon a website called Cookin Soul that linked up with Don Cannon of DJ Drama fame and remixed the album.  Some songs have added vocals from the late, great 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G., along with current artists like Jay-z, Alicia Keys, and Lil Wayne.  They also took the liberty of remixing some tracks with live instruments to give songs a new twist and added flavor. So for those fans who were disappointed in the original album, this might be more your speed.

The site is also a resource for mash ups and remix albums such as Big Dilla, a compilation of J Dilla and Big Pun and The Red Album, a series of mash ups between Jay-Z and Game.  There are also tribute albums to Michael Jackson and Teddy Pendergrass.

So check out Cookin Soul and see what’s cookin’.