Seriously. He isn’t. There are so many other cool kids out there, fusing genres, making something new from something borrowed and something blue. While it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, I love the multiple layers that mash-up artists put together. It requires so much vision…or probably more appropriately, a really great ear, and just knowing what kinds of beats, rhymes, and indie rhythms together. The Hood Internet are one of my favourite production teams out there in the mash-up world. You can find more of their amazing mix-tapes, mash-ups and remixes on their soundcloud page here. But in the meantime, here are my top 3 Hood Internet tunes.
The Hood Internet – Good Ol’ Fashion Rump Shaker (Beastie Boys vs. Matt & Kim)
The Hood Internet – Decalogue (2000 – Dr. Dre vs Radiohead // 2001 – Missy Elliott vs Daft Punk // 2002 – Ludacris vs The New Pornographers //2003 – Kelis vs The Rapture // 2004 – Twista feat Kanye West vs Arcade Fire // 2005 – Three 6 Mafia vs Sufjan Stevens // 2006 – T.I. vs Peter Bjorn and John // 2007 – Rich Boy vs LCD Soundsystem // 2008 – Lil Wayne vs Hot Chip // 2009 – Jay Sean vs Phoenix)
The Hood Internet – Clipse Your Hands Say Wamp Wamp (Clipse x Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)