Seven years ago, Soulja Boy Tellâ€™em was hugeâ€¦for a little while. During that little, I was subjected to kids telling me about his music. Other than assuring them that they would forget about him within two years (they did), my go-to comment was that he sounded like my auntâ€¦who lives in Ho Chi Minh Cityâ€¦and has aÂ shaky grasp of the English language. Because this story indirectly involves a family member, I find it perfectly appropriate to post this pair of mashups during the week of Thanksgivingâ€¦because familyâ€¦even though my aunt has never been here for Thanksgiving. And since not all of you celebrate American Thanksgiving, just think of it as a regular blog post.
Anywaysâ€¦during my time making mashups, I eventually decided to make a mashup with Soulja Boy Tellâ€™em and the only Southeast Asian performer that I knew of at the time: the pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodian pop Queen Ros Sereysothea. I suppose that I could have picked an obvious Soulja Boy Tellâ€™em track like â€œTurn My Swag Onâ€, but I didnâ€™t. I could have done his breakout hit â€œCrank Thatâ€, but I had already used that for another mashup that I might post at a later date.
My first choice ended up being Donk, because I knew that I could not say that title out loud without someone asking me if that was an Asian word. I mixed it in with Oscha Nas Sangsar Knhom, because that is a pretty flute line. I am not sure if I got the timing right and perhaps I should have cut the chorus off at the end so that it fits up with the music stopping, but I still think that it is fun.
Somehow, I felt that I could squeeze another mashup between these two, so I did. Kiss Me Thru the Phone with Sammie was something that the kids would sing over and over again, so that became the default choice. I decided to mix it up with the haunting somewhat cowboy movie-like â€œBong Euy Veal Vengeâ€â€¦or Venhâ€¦I am not sure what it is called.
I felt that the song needed more of a beat, even a small one, so I ended up also using the remix of Kiss Me Thru the Phone that featured Pitbul, since this one kept the semblance of a beat, even if it probably was not meant to. I donâ€™t remember why I kept in Pitbullâ€™s part, but I did. There was one very small instance where I raised the pitch of the vocals to fit with the music. In retrospect, though, I am not sure if thatÂ was absolutely necessary, but I did it anyways.
So…that is it.