Never let it be said that Mariah Carey isn’t afraid to make the grand gestures in order to assert her chart supremacy: She’s already released a Jermaine Dupri-produced remix of her third single from the sales disappointment Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, “H.A.T.E. U,” that completely reconfigures the track around a bite of the Ghost Down DJs’ 1996 classic “My Boo.” It also features verses by Gucci Mane, Big Boi, and OJ Da Juiceman. Can you say “Hail Mary pass”? I guess since biting from the ’80s didn’t work out all that well, she decided to move her nostalgia up by a few years, and ride the coattails of a song that’s pretty much unassailable. Oh Mariah. Clip after the jump.
I guess it would be OK if it weren’t so… transparent. You know? For purposes of comparison, here’s the original:
What’s next? A reworking of “I Want To Know What Love Is” that interpolates “Toxic”? Don’t laugh.
hate u remix – Mariah Carey [imeem]
ghost town dj’s – my boo (Video Quality A++) [YouTube]
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