Dr. Dre’s “Compton” Is Remixed By One Of His Chronic Collaborators (Premiere)
Chris “The Glove” Taylor is the epitome of a West Coast Hip-Hop O.G. Taylor, who appeared alongside a young Ice-T in the film (and on the soundtrack) Breakin’, has been creating sounds ever since. In addition to lots of work with King T, The Firm, and Xzibit, The Glove was on the boards beside Dr. Dre for much of the 1990s. He contributed to The Chronic and Dr. Dre Presents… The Aftermath, as well as much of the label’s roster and compilation work.
Premiering on Ambrosia For Heads, The Glove decided to throw together a mini-remix tribute to Dr. Dre’s Compton album. Chris professes, “I love this record. I think Compton is a work of art. He continued, “I listened to Compton a hundred times before I chose the parts I would use for my mix. I would normally have the party in mind, but in this case I wanted to take it back to the ride.”
The mix spotlights tracks such as “It’s All On Me” and “It’s All In A Day’s Work” from the gold-certified LP.
However, the longtime DJ used it as opportunity to re-sequence his favorite moments, and blend in some Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and his latest proteges. “In the case of Tupac, it just fit,” he said. Tupac and Dre would work on two songs together for 1996’s diamond-certified All Eyez On Me. Notably, Chris uses ‘Pac vocals that seem appropriate for Dre’s Aftermath movement. Before The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 murder, he did not get the chance to work with D-R-E. “Biggie was a collab I always wanted to see [his vocals] with Dre [beats],” said The Glove. Ready To Die was deeply inspired by The Chronic and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle. “As for Jay Z, I couldn’t leave him out of my Mount Rushmore,” said Chris with a laugh. “Max Hammer is a new artist I’m working with-more from him.” Max, an 18 year-old MC from Watertown, New York and Mountain View, California native YUY are two artists The Glove is currently developing. Although he would not expound further, Chris said he’s working with a fellow Chronic collaborator right now in The D.O.C.
Additionally, the L.A. Hip-Hop pioneer is producing music for two hit series in Empire and The Real Husbands Of Hollywood.
#Bonus Beat: Here is Chris “The Glove” Taylor’s “extended club remix” to Dr. Dre’s “F Wit’ Dre Day,” featuring Jewell. In addition to vinyl release in 1992, this would notably appear on Death Row’s 1996 Greatest Hits double-disc collection: