In the wake of Pusha T’s My Name Is My Name, we here at ATG thought we would pay homage to his Clipse days on this dreary Throwback Thursday. Some may argue that this song is too young to qualify as a throwback jam, but I tend to stick to the rule that if it’s over ten years old, it counts.
“Virginia” was featured on the 2002’s Lord Willin’ and was a fixture in my high school parking lot. I still remember seeing Clipse open up for the Black Eyed Peas and N.E.R.D. for my first concert at the 9:30 Club (and possibly the best I have ever been to). After the show we met Pharell, who proceeded to flirt with my little sister and her friend. Naturally, being the awesome older brother that I am, I ruined any chance of that happening with a quick “Hey, that’s my little sister!” Ya, Pharell was shook, my sister was pissed, and Josh Burdette (R.I.P) gave me a slight nod of approval, but I digress.
Our focus here today is Mr. Scribbles’ artfully crafted remix of the track. It actually came out back in 2010, but given Pusha T’s recent resurgence I think it is appropriate to dig it back up. It features a deep dark bass line on top of Malice and Pusha’s vengeful lyrics and, oddly enough, a sitar. Enjoy.