Jam On It: William Bell x Snoop Dogg – “I Forgot to be Your Lover” Remake

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Hip-hop would cease to exist without soul music, and that should go without saying. In homage to the genre and those that made it legendary, filmmaker and director Martin Shore’s”Take Me to the River” documentary (that premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival) aims to expose the creative process between a handful of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi delta music legends as they re-imagine a new album that honors and replicates the melting pot of backgrounds, gender and generations that bore Memphis’s soul music during its prime. The film is produced by Jon Beug, Terrance Howard, Ted Chung and one other Snoop Dogg — seems like the doggfather is testing new waters outside of his normal musical realm. The accompanying soundtrack is a collaboration of soul legends and modern rappers — including Snoop himself, of course — to meld America’s youngest genre with its predecessor. The soundtrack’s ensemble cast includes William Bell, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, The North Mississippi All-Stars and more. Peep the jump to catch the first single from the soundtrack, a remake of William Bell’s “I Forgot to be your Lover,” featuring Snoop himself, and behind the scenes video on the making of the track.


Nina Tabios

Nina Smoove aka Champagne Ninang. Certified hooligan. $F Bay Area born and bred.

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