If you read our review of Rahsaan Patterson’s Bleuphoria from a few months back, you should already be aware that he’s one of our favorite singers, and now one of our favorite songs from the album has gotten the remix treatment.
In it’s original version, “Crazy (Baby)” is just fine, featuring Rah’s idiosyncratic vocals over a danceable beat highlighted by high-end synthesizer stabs and background vocals by Faith Evans and Shanice Wilson. The remix leans on a hefty sample of Mtume’s 1983 evergreen “Juicy Fruit” (the parent album of which I finally found on vinyl after ages of digging!!) which younguns might recognize a little more clearly as the sample that powered The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” to chart success in the mid-Nineties.
Not sure if Rahsaan re-recorded his vocals for this new version (it kinda sounds like he did,) but either way, this remix is dope and is the perfect song to lead us into the warm weather months.