Orchestra Plays Excellent Medley of Hip-Hop Songs

By Casey Chan on at

There are few things I enjoy more than hearing music played in a different way, especially when it’s hip hop music being played by an entire orchestra. It’s like the musical equivalent of getting a new haircut, you still recognise yourself but you’re just different enough that you come in with a completely brand new vibe.

JIMEK’s orchestrated definition of hip-hop was the last encore after two symphonic concerts with NOSPR and Miuosh. Recorded at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, on March 6th & 7th 2015 in Katowice, Poland | Orchestrated and conducted by JIMEK (Radzimir Dębski) | Performed by NOSPR - Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Here is the song order:

  1. Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools
  2. M.I.A. - Bad Girls
  3. Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow
  4. 2Pac - Dear Mama
  5. Cam’Ron - Hey Ma
  6. Barry White - Basketball Jones /feat. Chris Rock
  7. Jay-Z - Girls Girls Girls (Tom Brock)
  8. Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
  9. Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M
  10. Mobb Deep - Give Up The Goods
  11. Kanye West - Flashing Lights
  12. 50 Cent - In Da Club
  13. 50 Cent - Outta Control /feat. Mobb Deep
  14. Jay-Z - Lost One
  15. Jay-Z - Roc Boys
  16. Beastie Boys - Sure Shot
  17. Nas - Nas is Like
  18. Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E.
  19. Xzibit - Alcoholic
  20. Missy Elliott - Get Your Freak On
  21. Dr. Dre - What’s the Difference feat. Eminem
  22. M.O.P. - Cold As Ice
  23. M.O.P. - Ante Up
  24. Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says
  25. Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
  26. Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like Its Hot feat. Pharell
  27. Sisqo - Thong Song
  28. Nicky Minaj - Anaconda
  29. Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit
  30. Baauer - Harlem Shake
  31. JIMEK x Pezet - Nie Muszę Wracać


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