I, like Son Raw, find dance remixes of classic hip-hop tracks repugnant, even offensive. But Dash EXP’s remix of “Everyday Struggle” is actually a worthy Biggie tribute because it keeps the anger of the original and even amplifies it. The sped up vocals bring out an urgency in Biggie’s voice without sacrificing any of the grit. It takes Biggie off the stoop in Bed-Stuy and into the machine city in the Matrix right before Neo fights Mr. Smith.
Bonus: Matty G’s “The Realness,” which gives Mobb Deep the dubstep treatment. Respectfully, of course.