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Attention, Calling All Producers!

by Travis on April 30, 2009

I like things that are unique and original. Y-Love, who dropped last year’s This is Babylon is definitely unique and original. I’ll be the first to admit, his music isn’t for everyone, but if you have an open mind, I’m sure you will be able to appreciate what he is doing.

Y-Love & Describe are holding a remix contest for three songs off of their upcoming EP, The Change. I’m not a producer, but this would be a real challenge, but could be real dope.

As far as the song goes, “Change”, coming from someone that doesn’t have much knowledge of the Jewish faith beyond the Jewish caterer I bartended with for a half of year a couple of years ago, it’s something that isn’t like anything else out there. Yet it sounds like what you would think Kanye West would sound like if he was doing Jewish hip hop. And I don’t mean that in a negative way what so ever. A lot of it is in Hebrew, but just the engery of the music is incredible and you almost want to get up and shake your ass even if you don’t know what they are saying all the time.

Again, as I said, I know this isn’t going to be for everyone, but for cats that have an open mind, it’s worth a listen. And dont’ forget about the remix contest


Shemspeed is giving you all the chance to remix from our files. Here is how it works; We give you the instrumentals and accapellas and you use whatever program you would like to make your own remixes from these files. We recommend Ableton (download a free trail here).

listen at

and win one of three prizes.
(1st place chooses which prize he/she would like and so on)
in no particular order:

* Shemspeed Prize Pack (Shemspeed T-Shirt, Stickers and 10 Shemspeed albums)
* Bottle Service for you and your crew at one of NYC’s Premier Nightclubs. This includes 1 Complimentary Bottle of Vodka, and Table Service ($360 Value).
Sponsored by

click to download zip files

For Accapellas
(click for change)
(click for make it)
(click for yaaleli)

For Instrumentals
(click here for instrumental batch)

direct any questions and submissions to

To Pick up the first two singles; “CHANGE” & “MAKE IT”
off “THE CHANGE EP” on iTunes now. The full EP which will include remixes will be released May 12th.

The Contest will run throughout the Summer…..



The BBC, Italy’s La Repubblica, and XXL magazine have all featured Brooklyn-based MC Y-Love and his multilingual approach to hip-hop. Y-Love’s 2008 debut album This is Babylon is still garnering praise for its mix of hip-hop, reggae, and r&b with global accents, but Y-Love isn’t resting. Now, he’s teaming up with Crown Heights collaborator DeScribe to give a fresh musical take on the most powerful word of 2009. Their new single “Change” mixes Y-Love’s militant mysticism with the plaintive urgency of DeScribe’s singing. Combining a driving, radio-ready beat, produced by Prodezra, and subject matter few dare to touch, “Change” truly stands out on the path from old to new.


“The Change EP” has a official release date and some surprises. The first is the Diwon remix of “Change” which you could check at The second is the newest song Yaalali which you could preview at and the third is that the famous director, Lenny Bass, who shot the “Change” music video has signed on to shoot “Make It”. All of this will be released May 12th along with a remix of “Make It” by Electro Morocco!

p.s. Pick up the first two singles; “CHANGE” & “MAKE IT” off “THE CHANGE EP” on iTunes now!

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