One Of Ghostface Killah’s Hardest Cuts Gets Remixed By An X-Ecutioner (Audio)
So much can be said about Ghostface Killah’s “Mighty Healthy.” The Supreme Clientele stunner was a timeless reminder why G.F.K. links the ’80s Rap bravado with futuristic slang and style. Produced by Allah Mathematics (the Wu-Tang Clan’s DJ), the break-beat driven track inspired the name of a hit clothing line, and became a fan favorite.
DJ Total Eclipse was the low-profile member of the X-Men. Rob Swift, Roc Raida and Mista “Joe” Sinista also compromised of the legendary New York City DJ crew. However, before the group got global (including interest by Rick Rubin and Def American Records), DJ Total Eclipse joined the fold with the group mentored by DJ Steve Dee. Today, with DJ Boogie Blind and DJ Precision, Total Eclipse remains waving the X-Ecutioners’ flag as the last founding member.
So when DJ Total Eclipse tackles “Mighty Healthy,” it’s kind of a big deal. Channeling that same mid-’80s vibe that Dennis Coles was on in 1999 during recording, Eclipse links in some Fat Boys flavor, with scratches and cuts that make it extra gritty.
#Bonus Beat: Check out DJ Total Eclipse battling Dilated Peoples/The Beat Junkies’ DJ Babu back in 1996, before either artist had charting albums:
Perhaps even cooler, Babu would go on to work with Gang Starr (who he’s cutting up), and Total Eclipse’s routine is Wu-Tang Clan-based.