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Labeling this track “underground hiphop” or “real hiphop”, although completely appropriate, would be misrepresentative in this case. “Count Your Blesings” is radio-friendly. It’s production’s polished. Its sound’s got bounce. And it doesn’t feel like most other on/under the radar hiphop because.. well, it’s pop hiphop. Just a warning though, Emanon is a duo: MC Aloe Blacc keeps the rhymes sounding real and musty, while DJ Exile rolls out syncopated bassbeats that keep you shaking.
Keepin’ it real an keepin’ it hot.

Emanon – Count Your Blessings

UPDATE: DJ Exile just dropped by tell us the original reggae track sampled is Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam”. You’ve probably heard it in the stripclub scene in Belly. It’s available on this dancehall compilation.
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7 Responses to “Emanon”

  1. Anonymous :

    tight. hot and tight. good pick.

  2. Sean :

    Hello all.

    Does anyone know what Reggae song this remix came from??

    I really like this track :) A year ago or so, I heard the original Reggae track and it has been stuck in my head ever since. I never did find out who it was (maybe Buju Banton or someone like that).

    This is a great remix coming from a tight & clean original.

    Please tell me the original if you know!


  3. Anonymous :

    Sean, the song you’re looking for is “Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy. ;)

  4. Sean :

    Thank you for the reply. I guess when it rains, it pours. I had just done a google search & found the answer last night & just came to post the same info! Both you (anonymous) & Paul beat me to it!

    Two excellent tracks!


  5. Paul Irish :

    Uploaded this track for everyone:

    Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (YSI link)

  6. sam :

    to my ears they shouldn’t have messed with Sister Nancy, it’s a classic track and I find it really hard to listen to with the rapping all over it and the chopped up sample. I’m not anti sampling – I just think they could have done it a lot better – they haven’t given it the space to breathe, too messy for me!

  7. Anonymous :

    I like this album, and was really surprised by it, even though Aloe Blacc has been holding it down for a minute

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