Jazz trio BadBadNotGood just released their album III today, and now the folks at Rappcats Records have shared the group's remix of Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's "Shame." Taken from the duo's recent album, Piñata, the song also features contributions from BJ The Chicago Kid, and is available for download with the purchase of III from Rappcats.
"Shame," the warmest and most soulful song on an album chock full of cold, soulful gangsta rap, is given an eerie, alien reworking by BBNG. Using pentatonic scales, the trio reinvent the song to sound like the dusty, Kung-Fu film source material of many a RZA sample, which meshes well with their usual approach of recreating hip hop samples with live instrumentation. The only time this "Shame" remix comes close to resembling the original is during the chorus, in which horns are added and a more lively drumming takes the reigns. Count it as another success for BBNG.