New Music: Jojo Hailey ft Snoop - Special (Mr Dalvin Remix)

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Okay, this one is complicated to qualify. Jojo Hailey (of K-Ci & Jojo) did a remix to his song Special with Snoop Dogg. But now, there's a remix of the remix by Dalvin DeGrate.

Tracking the history on this song, the original track Special came out in February. The song was penned by Jojo and featured production by Michael Bell. It was intended as the lead single for an upcoming album by Jojo on his new label JT Entertainment.

Jojo then released a remix of the track with Snoop Dogg in April. The remix featured a solid verse by Snoop which matched the style and tone of Jojo Hailey's verses. The song has a nice feel good, mid-tempo pace to it that will have you bobbing your head.

But now, Mr. Dalvin has come along and given us a remix of the remix. Overlaying a more uptempo beat and speeding up the vocals, the track is much more of a club song now. Reflecting that style, Snoop's verse now leads the track instead of closing it out. The song is a bit overproduced now for my liking, but the tempo matches the delivery well. It's cool to see how different producers can take the same song and make it feel so different.

Overall, I'm happy to see Jojo back in the game. He's had a number of runs with alcohol and some health issues. I hope he's able to turn this comeback into something successful and to stay focused on the important things in his life.