Brandon Westgate “On My Way To Mars” Re-Edit

June 17th, 2011 | 3:22 pm | Video & Remixes | 7 Comments

When I was in California, some kids asked me what we listen to in New York. I said ‘Racks on Racks’ and Lady Gaga.” — Matthew Mooney

As current and trendsetting as New York is made out to be, we are perpetually late on terrestrial “urban radio” hits. This phenomenon explains why “O Lets Do It” was a fall 2009 hit for below the Mason-Dixon, and only a spring 2010 hit for New York, or “Make It Rain” being a fall 2010 strip club anthem for the south, and our gentlemen’s cabarets not receiving notice of its popularity until winter 2011. (Note: Boston might be even more behind — they were still playing “Stunt 101” on the radio in 2009.)

With summer 2011 being four days away, the office was in panic mode regarding how best to utilize Future and YC’s springtime hit / tribute to the Federal Reserve, “Racks,” before it becomes a “throwback.” Having no footage of our own, we began considering the re-edit route. Though Emerica’s brand aesthetic doesn’t quite go with YC and Future’s imagery, we noticed that Quartersnacks’ parent company, Trap Stars Entertainment actually sponsored Westgate’s large gap-to-bank ollie midway into his B-sides. So, proceeding with this project kind of began to make sense, at least to us. Either way, you’re not on the right website if you’re looking for edits that make sense (Consult previous editions: Andrew Reynolds & Bryan Herman.) The non-sensical rap edits seem to be picking up steam, so feel free to refer to us as pioneers down the line.

Alternate YouTube Link: Keisha, Pam, and Nikki

The next challenge will be figuring out what the summer 2011 anthem will be. Let us all pray that it is not “I’m On One.” We have been covering the development of seasonal anthems on Twitter, and will continue to do so.

Previously: 10 Most Disturbing Frames From Brandon Westgate’s Stay Gold part

7 Comments

Comment by Beef Lo Mein
  • Brandon Westgate: along with Eli Reed, the only member on Zoo that matters

    June 17, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
  • Comment by dr.z
  • where you at where you from you ain hood nigga

    June 17, 2011 @ 4:58 pm
  • Comment by Connor
  • i knew that screencap would make its way on here eventually

    June 17, 2011 @ 6:21 pm
  • Comment by elvis
  • this shit was fire, but the jerry hsu edit needs to happen.

    June 17, 2011 @ 7:18 pm
  • Comment by Wu-Tang Skateboards Pt. 2?
  • Just saw this, maybe it’s old news: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XupxCWSygcE

    Are Wu-Tang skateboards coming back? That’d be cool. Not like the mid-90’s style, but still. Seems like it’s more of a clothing brand but I could be wrong.

    Fuck I’d like to skate that spot. I know it’s on top of a high school, but is it open to the public? How long is it there for?

    Westgate kills.

    June 18, 2011 @ 10:28 pm
  • Comment by BIG GERM
  • Got a nigga livin in the stars

    June 19, 2011 @ 2:11 am
  • Comment by big popa
  • song??

    February 21, 2012 @ 6:02 am
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