An Excellent Song Deserving More Attention: “Gone For Good” by DJ Muggs feat. Everlast
Following his career since his days of producing hip hop group 7A3, I rank DJ Muggs high among hip hop producers. Most people
know DJ Muggs for producing hip hop group Cypress Hill, a Latino act known for lyrics involving marijuana smoking and LA gang life. (For those who want to know, Muggs is Italian and Norwegian.)
Many DJ Muggs’ productions contains an eerie yet funky mix to it. A prime example is Cypress Hill’s “Throw Your Set in the Air”. As a funky bass line plays over a thumping beat, a strange wailing is heard.
In 2003, DJ Muggs released Dust, an album mixed with trip hop and electronica. The album contains “Gone for Good”, one of my all-time favorite songs. Rapper Everlast sings the blues over a rock and trip hop mix. Just like many blues songs, the lyrics involve an old flame.
"I was foolish cause I loved her so
Never put no one else above her, no
She put it on me like no other did before
Now she telling me that she wants to go"
Loving the song so much, I created a video for it. I downloaded photos of black and white noir movies figuring they fit the dark and moody song. That was back in 2010. Though not huge numbers, I’m surprised it gain over nine thousand views on You Tube. Plus it received over sixty thumbs up.
Here it is. Enjoy.