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Inner Circle remake Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg’s “Young, Wild & Free” with I-Octane and Bizerk
Miami – Inner Circle teams up with reggae artist I-Octane and upcoming recording artist Bizerk of Alligator City on an island vibe remake of Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg’s recording “Young, Wild & Free”.
Most people know Inner Circle via “Sweat” and “Bad Boys” the ubiquitous “Cops” theme song that typified Inner Circle as one of reggae’s most successful groups ever. On the legendary band’s latest release Blazzin Fire: Classic Cuts the album captures the sounds of Inner Circle’s past and present. Inner Circle continues to tour the world entertaining sold out crowds in the U.S., South America and Europe in 2011 alone.
Jamaica’s newest rising star I-Octane has been making a name for himself. Coming off a European tour, Byiome “I- Octane” Muir has worked with some of reggae’s legends including Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Assassin, and now Inner Circle. I-Octane musical beginnings began as a DJ in Jamaica and progressed to making and performing for the masses. “My work is different, I stand for positiveness and righteousness,” stated I-Octane.
Inner Circle’s ear for up-and-coming talent opens the door for emcee Bizerk to shine on “Young, Wild & Free”. Bizerk, of the hip hop group Alligator City, expressed “I feel as though this track represents real reggae culture mixed with the young generation of today. It’s like Wiz and Snoop, the young G and the old G, Inner Circle is Snoop and I’m Wiz in a sense. I’m young, wild, and free!”
The concept of remaking “Young, Wild & Free” came from Inner Circle’s band members Ian and Roger Lewis’ ear to the ever evolving music scene. “We are free to be wild as long as we aren’t hurting anyone, and being young is a mindset no matter how old you are. This song represents all the generations,” stated Ian Lewis.