If you’ve been frequenting JOVM over the past year or so, you may have come across a post or two about a Rhythm Scholar, a producer and DJ, who first came to my attention with a slick, disco-inspired remix of ABC’s “When Smokey Sings” that managed to give a new spin to a very popular song while retaining the song’s spirit and sensibility; in fact, Rhythm Scholar did that so well that his remix managed to bear a resemblance to another era specific song, Roxy Music’s “Same Old Scene.” 

The prolific producer and DJ returned with an effortlessly bluesy and psychedelic remix/mash up of Rakim’s “In The Ghetto” that featured samples from The Eagles, Elvis, Phil Collins, James Brown and Bob Seger and bore a resemblance to The Beastie Boys wild, sample-laden psychedelic masterpiece Paul’s Boutique. This time, Rhythm Scholar released a silky smooth remix/mashup of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Got Your Money” which features samples from Bob James, The O’JaysFor the Love of Money”, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Pink Floyd’s “Money”, Aerosmith, The Honeydrippers and Dennis Coffey – and done in an effortless, breezy style.