Blackbear, ‘do re mi (remix)’ | Track Review
R&B singer/songwriter Blackbear taps Gucci Mane for the remixed version of single, “do re mi.” The results are both enjoyable and successful.
Sometimes, when a song is officially released as a single, a remixed version replaces the original. This has been happening for years and years in the music industry. R&B singer/songwriter Blackbear is one of the latest to issue a single, gaining popularity, only to switch it up with a remix. “Do re mi” isn’t changed dramatically from its digital druglord version, but it does bring the ubiquitous, prolific, southern rapper Gucci Mane into the mix.
First things first, let’s revisit “Do re mi.” The record has nothing to do with pitch syllables, aka solfeggio, at least beyond constructing a hella catchy chorus.
“Do re mi fa so f*ckin’ done with you, girl / So f*ckin’ done with all the games you play / I ain’t no tic tac toe / Send the X and O’s on another note.”
The pitch syllables only amplify the catchiness and cleverness of “do re mi.” Blackbear isn’t happy with his girl. If he didn’t break up with her previously, “do re mi” is the final straw. He remains profane throughout its course, telling her, “B*tch, you crazy.”
Gucci Mane is on autopilot on his guest verse, which appears as the second verse on this remixed edition. Flex doesn’t even begin to describe the spitting that Gucci does. He references his no. 1 hit, “Black Beatles” with Rae Sremmurd (“I’m a black beatle like Jimmy, Swae Lee”). He talks goes on the rap about being a baller, sex, trapping, etc. Given the production and sound of “do re mi,” not to mention the own unapologetic nature of blackbear himself, he fits perfectly.
Does the remix of “do re mi” pay off? You betcha! Blackbear remains the star, but he gets a solid lift from Gucci Mane, who offers one of his better guest verses. The song was a hit without him, but thrives with him. #Winning.
Blackbear • ‘do re mi (remix)’ (Ft. Gucci Mane) – Single • Interscope • Release: 7.28.17
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