Exclusives 19 November 2021
Author: Seth P

GRM Exclusive: Who Had The Hardest “Hometown Glory” Remix?

19 November 2021
Adele X GRM

It’s been six years since we had a new Adele album. 30 is finally due out today (November 19) with her tour in Hyde Park coming up in 2022, we thought now would be a great time to look back at one of Adele’s earlier classics “Hometown Glory”.

Long before she was dating Rich Paul, Adele dropped her epic debut album 19 back in 2008, which was home to the likes of “Chasing Pavements”, “Make you feel my love” and of course “Hometown Glory”. The latter had an instrumental that lent itself to deep storytelling, so naturally everyone was jumping on the beat. We’ve gathered some of the hardest remixes of the tune, but who had the best one? Let us know on the socials!

Sneakbo – “HomeTown”

Brixton’s finest Sneakbo hopped on the instrumental to pay homage to the South, and lay down some heartfelt bars for the area that raised him. Dropping in 2011, the track has amassed over 600k views, and is easily one of the most iconic versions of the tune.

Big Sean – “Hometown”

Detroit’s very own Big Sean dropped his version of the Adele classic putting on for his city in an epic way. With over three million views, and a cursory glance at the comments, its clear that this one is an under appreciated Big Sean classic.

Ratlin – “HomeTown”

In the days before Fredo had picked up a mic, Ratlin was putting on for Mozart, and what better way to do that than on this iconic instrumental. Sitting comfortably at 566k, Ratlin was really pulling in the numbers back in 2012.

French Montana Feat Chinx – “Home Town”

This one is straight off French Montana’s Coke Boys 2 mixtape which dropped in summer 2011. Rather than just jump on the instrumental untouched, French Montana had Dollarz remixed the beat to give it a more gritty edge to allow them to better flow on it.

Yungen – “HomeTown”

Although its on over a million views, this certainly has a case for a top Yungen hidden gem. The South London prospect was only getting started back in 2011 and it was clear that he was destined for the top.

Chance The Rapper – “HomeTown (Cali)”

A Chance The Rapper deep cut that was housed on one of his early mixtapes Good Enough. As we’ve come to expect the Chicagoan is in fine form, as he goes hard on the instrumental that Adele made famous years prior.

Krept & Konan – “Behind Barz”

This is easily one of the most legendary “Behind Barz” of the entire series. Krept and Kones go in over the “Hometown” instrumental, as they talk on a range of topics like religion, their home life and their struggle to change their circumstances. In true K&K fashion, the freestyle is filled with brilliant and clever punchlines. It’s inspiring to watch back and realise that the pair achieved everything they rapped about.

Rimzee “HomeTown”

A worthy candidate for the best “Hometown” remix, Rimzee comes through and gives us some heartfelt bars on this track from way back in 2012.

Deep Green – “HomeTown”

Putting the north on the map, Deep Green comes in with a cold take on the legendary Adele riddim.

Mover – “HomeTown”

Dropping back in 2013, Mover goes hard as he gives a real rap spin to “HomeTown”. The track comes straight off Mover’s tape OuchChea Vol 2.