[AUDIO] Kokayi - “RoxTar RMX (feat. Substantial)” - [Produced By DJ Roddy Rod]

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Kokayi – “RoxTar RMX (feat. Substantial)” – [Produced By DJ Roddy Rod] | [DOWNLOAD MP3]

Fresh off the debut of the video on MTV2’s Subterranean, Kokayi is back to work with the remix of “RoxTar,” from Robots & Dinosaurs, his highly regarded sophomore album. Here, Kokayi enlists QN5 labelmate and Baltimore emcee Substantial and Maspyke/Low Budget Crew producer DJ Roddy Rod.

While the original track offered smatterings of hip-hop, rock, and electro sounds, this remix is straight up face-smashing boom-bap that would make MOP proud. Roddy Rod’s track maintains a rock feel, largely due to the distorted electric guitar chops that provide the remixed beat’s primary melody, but he also brings heavy drums, syncopated and crashing percussion, and energy-filled vocal samples to flesh things out. Substantial kicks things off, incorporating Kokayi’s lyrical style from the original, name-dropping bands including Good Charlotte, Chuck Berry, Twisted Sister, and more as he weaves his story. Kokayi’s own verse keeps up the tongue-in-cheek wordplay, rapping, “Spinal taps that you fear to face, and/ Leave a type O-negative leaking in the pavement.”

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