I fly in the face of your conventional hip-hop wisdom!
OR IS IT?!??!??1111!1!oneoneone?!?!?1
The original has punchy, in-your-face drums, aggressive cuts, a foreboding piano riff and a dude going “hooooOOOoOOoOooOOoohhh! throughout the whole track. The remix has a trademark rock chilled horn, softer, 90s boom-bap drums and a guest verse from Pete himself that’s more lazy brag rap than socially conscious rant.
It’s as if he heard the original and thought: “Sounds a bit too harsh, I’d best mellow it out a bit.”
Why you would want to take the rough edges of a Public Enemy track is beyond me but fair play, apparently the remix was done in one day. Give me the album version any day though.