Maxwell ft. Nas - Help Somebody (Remix)

Posted 6 years ago
Tags: Maxwell
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Producer:
Musze & Hod David
Album:
BLACKsummers'night

It sounds stereotypical, but more often than not hip-hop tracks cover topics like partying, alcohol, girls, and partying with drunk girls. Thankfully every so often a mainstream song comes along that tackles some real social issues. On Help Somebody (Remix), Brooklyn r&b singer Maxwell and Queens legend Nas collaborate to shed some musical light on some of the world’s biggest problems (poverty, famine, AIDs) and inspire us to “help.” Produced by Musze (Maxwell’s production pseudonym)  & Hod David, the beat is appropriately uplifintg, using a piano melody and horn lines throughout the track to punctuate the snapping percussion. Help Somebody had a great message to start out with, but Nas takes it to another level with a back-end verse, rapping about New Orleans, India, immigration and more; he’s not lying when he says his rhyme education, “…is like Ivy leagues on the street.” The original Help Somebody is off Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night and the remix premiered on Bono’s website (RED)Wire, which interested listeners should visit to find out how they can help those in need.

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