Earlier today Harlem aired out one of his remix beefs -- a remix consisting only of the addition of a few tired bars from a random rapper -- and I was over here "amening" and waving my church fan in full agreement. So you can imagine the groan that escaped from my throat when I saw a link to the remix of the remix to Robin Thicke's "Magic" featuring Mary J. Blige with Wale in my inbox. But then I listened to the Mark Ronson production and, by golly, I was pleasantly surprised. Ronson flipped the script and replaced the original track with a go-go-esque beat and made the horns a focal point alongside pumped-up percussion, and Wale's verses flowed perfectly on it. Now this is a remix.
Robin Thicke feat. Mary J. Blige & Wale: "Magic" (Mark Ronson Remix)