The Original Version of Kool G Rap & DJ Polo’s “Keep It Swingin'” Surfaces (Audio)

Hip-Hop Fans, please subscribe to AFH TV, a streaming video service focused on real Hip-Hop culture. We already have exclusive interviews, documentaries, and rare freestyles featuring some of Rap’s most iconic artists and personalities, and much more is coming--movies, TV series, talk shows. We need your support. It is only $1.99/month or $12/year, and is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Google TV, for all subscribers. Start your 7-day free trial now. Thank you.

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.

Kool G Rap Dj Polo Keep It Swingin

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.

If Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Released This ’87 Demo Cut, Things May Be Way Different (Audio)

Props on the spot: Ego Trip