Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Omniboi’s “Bad And Boujee” Remix
I imagine I’m not the only one that has a love/hate relationship with remixes.
Despite the seemingly infinite number of remixes floating around the digital ether, it’s almost improbably rare to find one that has the artistic merit and replay value of its creative forebearer.
Today (January 11), I was sent a remix of Migos’ current No. 1 smash hit “Bad and Boujee” by a producer named Omniboi. I was previously unfamiliar with Omniboi, but after five consecutive listens, I’ve found both a remix that legitimately improves upon its original inspiration and also a new name to watch out for.
Holy shit you guys. You seriously need to hit play on this remix.
Omniboi accomplishes what a good remix should accomplish—he places the meat of the track within an entirely different context and not only makes it work but excel.
The jazzy, vibed-out bounce of Omniboi’s remix is a far cry from Metro Boomin's club-ready work on the original, yet it wraps exquisitely around the flows of Offset and Quavo. Lil Uzi's verse is left off, which is either great or terrible depending on which side of the Uzi-verse enjoyment spectrum you fall on.
Perhaps even better—and more inspiring—is watching the magic unfold live via the Twitter video that Omni shared two days ago, which has already spread like a wildfire.
Rain drop— omniboi (@omniboi) January 9, 2017
My new live tools will mostly be hip-hop pic.twitter.com/JX38ExmdrI
The remix's instrumental might sound more at home on To Pimp a Butterfly or inside of a Kaytranada mix than Rich Nigga Timeline, but in no way does it detract from the enjoyment of all the things that make “Bad and Boujee” pure magic.
Apropos of nothing, Omniboi also runs the House of Omni in Los Angeles, a community space/open house for homeless musicians, so he’s clearly not only talented but an artist’s artist with a love for his community and culture.
After hearing what he was able to do with the nation’s current favorite song, I can’t wait to dive into his past works and see what I’ve been sleeping on. I suggest you do the same.
By Brent Bradley. Follow him on Twitter.