This Is Why I'm Hot (Rock Mix) (Single)
Released: Feb 2007
Label: Capitol Records
Ever listen to Mims' exercise in tautology "This Is Why I'm Hot" and wished there were squealing power chords and screeching rock vocals backing up the NYC rapper? Thanks to rap-rockers (and Mims labelmates) Purple Popcorn, we're given this intriguing cross-cultural artifact. The lyrics have been changed to "this is why I rock," but the basic chord pattern and tempo remain the same. Where the original version had urban swagger, this redux is infused with suburban anger, making it perfect for modern-day Eddie Haskells.