The Original Version of Kool G Rap & DJ Polo’s “Keep It Swingin'” Surfaces (Audio)
The original version of a rare track by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo has recently surfaced, as reported by Unkut. A remix version of “Keep It Swingin'” appeared on G Rap and Polo’s 1996 compilation album Rated XXX. That song is atmospheric and synthesizer heavy. The original has the kind of grit and grime more regularly associated with the duo.
Drawing on the same sample Lord Finesse used on his song “I Like My Girls With A Boom,” from his 1992 Return Of The Funky Man album, the first version of “Keep It Swingin'” likely was recorded in the late 80s or early 90s, when the two men were at their most prolific. It is more uptempo than the remix, and showcases G Rap’s trademark rapid-fire verbal assault.
Props on the spot: Ego Trip