Those born after the days of Can’t Get Enough (read: 99.9% of the internet populace) probably associate Barry White with commercials for Arby’s and Vanilla Coke more than they do with classics like “Love Makin’ Music.” And that’s unfortunate, because the rules of probability imply that a large portion of said populace was conceived to the sweet pipes of the late R&B great.
But that’s about to change, because Ghostface Killa (Wu-Tang) and Sheek Louch (The LOX) have taken one of the baby-makin’ music baron’s classics, toughened it up, and set it against gritty images of apple crack pipes, prison guards, and bloody Ferragamo loafers. With “I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby,” Ghost and Louch have achieved the impossible, transforming the fuzzy teddybear of R&B into a rabid grizzly. As the vets wax poetic about grimy New York nights, White’s typically-cozy bass rumbles in the background ominously. Barry White? Scary? Yeah, I didn’t believe it at first either, but then again, if you told me he would be the public voice of Arby’s Market Fresh menu, I probably would have thought you were smoking an apple pipe, too. [via Nah Right]