Power 106’s very own DJ Carisma brings on some serious girl power to remix DJ Khaled’s RnB-singerfest that is Hold You Down. Now that my clickbait headline sentence is over, let’s be objective. I am not one to usually like remixes or covers better than the original song, but the artists on this track did a great job of reverting that. I had never heard a single one of these artists, but they find their place on the song to substitute each artist’s sound without appearing unoriginal. DJ Carisma is the cheesecake of remixes for me.
Don’t you go thinking this remix is just a cover with the words “girl” and “shawty” interchanged with “boy” and whatever the girl version of “shawty” is; the song is original and even features a rap verse at the end. I may be a bit partial on the Hip-Hop aspect of this track, but the message of the song is basically the same as the original in that these hoes are, in fact, loyal, contrary to popular belief. This is however aimed at the reverse gender (or maybe not, hey, I don’t judge). DJ Carisma brought together an amazing team to add to this song and the lyricism is better than the original to me.
Overall, I would rate the remix at:
Keep in mind, I am rating this song as a remix. The original gets around a 7.75/10, but this re-do is much better and capitalizes on mistakes from its predecessor. DJ Carisma takes the original beat and applies it to an even better set of artists (AKA not Future) and lyrics. This remix put a lot of good artists on the map for me I had yet to hear, and cannot wait to listen to more by each of them.
So go ahead and check out the remix for yourself below: