Yonas - Pumped Up Kicks (Remix)

Posted 4 years ago
Producer:
Sean Ross
Album:
Untitled Mixtape (TBD)

Released to little fanfare back in September of 2010, Foster the People‘s Pumped Up Kicks has slowly but surely grown into a crossover juggernaut. And it’s not hard to see why: the pounding beat, instant-classic bassline and eminently hummable (and whistlable) melody made it a surefire crowd-pleaser, not to mention catnip for hip-hop artists seeking grist for ther remix mill. Hot on the heels of Kendrick Lamar‘s recent (non-featured) take on the sleeper hit, Yonas has hooked up with frequent collaborator Sean Ross to spin Kicks into an anthem for his grind. Over Ross’ rearranged, subty punched-up instrumental, the freestyle series contributor jettisons the original’s morbid lyrical theme - the song is about a school shooting, yes, really - in favor of something more uplifting, expressing his determination to shoot for the stars in spite of hardship and sorrow: “I lost my soul 15 years ago when I lost my father to cancer / But I’m still here, sh*t, and I still refuse to quit…” The project that will feature this remix has yet to receive a title or a solid release date but, as always, those digging it can keep their browsers locked to the Booth for the latest news and tunes.

Yonas AlternativeDownloads

Written by
Posted 4 years ago

More from Yonas

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Eminem’s Selling Bricks From His Childhood Home on the “MMLP” Cover

Eminem offers up a unique chance at owning a piece of his history. Stans won't want to miss this! Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by Lucas G.

Post Malone Enters the Pink Starburst Stage of His Career

Post Malone flipped a Soundcloud hit into a place in the hip-hop game. Now what? Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Yoh

Confirmed: Biggie Was Rapping About Drinking Grape Juice on “Big Poppa”

For decades hip-hop heads have wondered if Biggie's "Welch's grape" was grape jelly? Soda? Juice? We finally have our answer. Read More
Posted about 8 hours ago by Nathan S.

How Lil Wayne’s Stayed Alive & Relevant While Battling Cash Money

Behind the scenes Wayne's fighting for his musical life, but you wouldn't know it looking at how masterfully he's maneuvered. Read More
Posted 3 days ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.