Almost 14 years after their hit song ‘Crazy Bitch’ was released, American rock band Buckcherry has just released a remixed version that features Emo rapper Wifisfuneral, who was featured in the “Freshman Class” list of XXL Magazine. The original song was certified 4X platinum and marked the band’s first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006. It was the sixth single of their entire career, peaking at #59 and was the first single for their third album titled 15.
The song is based on people that the members of Buckcherry have encountered previously in their lives. What is most notable about the track is that it was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th annual GRAMMY Awards, which was the band’s first-ever GRAMMY nomination. Although the song was followed by a controversial music video, it still continues to be played frequently on the U.S. radio, even today. You can listen to and download the ‘Crazy Bitch’ remix here, and purchase ‘Crazy Bitch’ merch to wear while jamming out to the track here.
Featured rapper Wifisfuneral was formerly a member of the hip-hop group Members Only, which was formed by rapper Ski Mask the Slump God and rapper/singer XXXTentacion. Wifisfuneral has received more than 315 million U.S. streams so far from the six mixtapes he has released. This includes his 2019 mixtape CONN3CT3D which was a collaborative effort with rapper Robb Bank$. In addition, Wifisfuneral has teamed up with numerous other artists such as Jay Critch, Ugly God, and Lil Skies. On December 13 he released his song ‘Peace Sign’ with rapper YBN Nahmir.
Producer Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo from the butcher Bros. team worked on the new 2020 remixed version of ‘Crazy Bitch’ along with Tyler Nicolo and Stevie D, the guitarist for Buckcherry. The Recording Academy has nominated Joe Nicolo and the Butcher Bros., a total of 13 times so far, and as of now, they have won nine GRAMMY awards. The impressive list of artists that they have collaborated with include NAS, Nine Inch Nails, The Rolling Stones, and more. In addition to being a producer, Joe was also a co-founder of Ruffhouse Records, which is famous for their artists Wyclef Jean, The Fugees, and Lauryn Hill.
“From the birth of ‘Crazy Bitch,’ it came to me as a hip-hop track and that being said, I always wanted to do a collaboration with a hip-hop artist. Wifisfuneral is super talented and after sifting through potential featured artists he was our first choice and was down for the cause.”
– Josh Todd from Buckcherry
“It’s really relatable. I mean…haven’t we ALL dealt with a crazy one somewhere along the way?!”
The remix of ‘Crazy Bitch’ really puts a nice spin on the original with the added rap verse, and it’s safe to say we’re definitely going crazy over it!
The video gets just as “crazy” as the song does. It’s full of neon colors, flashing lights, and lots of dancing girls wearing what can only be described as Halloween costumes gone wild. It’s a modern-looking video for sure and it looks really cool. The flashing, on beat transitions, complete with strobe light effects and lots more color, add to the overall vibe of the video, tying it back to the intensity and sound of the song itself.
So what are your thoughts on the new remix? Do you prefer the new collab or the original? Let us know in the comments down below or tweet us at @TheHoneyPop!
Featured image source: Buckcherry on Facebook