The man behind Video Music Box and J. Period link up to pay homage to Biggie with a collection of remix videos called March 9: Video Remix Collection.
No guest stars, but you have to check for the blends. “Flava in Ya Ear” over the track from Jay-Z’s “P.S.A.” (previewd above) “Hypnotize” over the track from Eric B and Rakim’s “Paid in Full.” “One More Chance” over the instrumental from Mary Jane Girls’ “All Night Long” and the Gap Band’s “Outstanding.”
“This thing was kinda the next evolution of the March 9th remix project I started on the 10th anniversary of Big passing with my man G. Brown,” Period explained. “I been speaking to Ralph for a minute — I love what he does; he likes what I do with the mixtapes — about finding a way to collabo. This seems like the best first step: Find somebody like Big, take the remixes and see what happens. When you set it to video, it takes it to life in a whole new way.”
“I always like looking for something new, something different,” McDaniels said. “I was familiar with J.Period’s original CD mixtape. I was like, ‘This is kinda dope.’ That’s when we started talking about it. So I’ll take the visuals. Sometimes, the visuals don’t match, because there might be edits and all kinds of things like that involved. I have to find something that fits for that particular scene. I have to use my imagination and think about the fans as well. What would they like to see? Because I’m a music-video person, I live for the visuals. … We try to input some of these things in to the video mixes. Biggie don’t have a lot of videos he did, maybe only like five or six videos he was in. So we had to get creative. Thankfully, the ones we put out, they were ones he had videos for. But there’s some songs like ‘Party and Bullsh–‘ that there were no videos for. But there’s footage out there of him performing. That’s the creative stuff we had to work on fitting it together.”
READ: Notorious B.I.G. Music Gets New Life On ‘Video Remix Collection’ [via MTV]