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Mashup Monday | Week 139

Mashup Monday

I might die today, yall. After a weekend back at Duke, pretending I was in college again and all that, my body took a toll. But hey…it’s Monday. Popped a molly, I’m sweatin [WOO!]


1. Notorious Insanity [Jamiroquai x Notorious BIG] – Flight Facilities


2. All Gold Shuriken [Trinidad James x Madeon] – The Hood Internet


3. Semblance (Phoenix x Matisyahu x Blink 182 x Fergie) – CHANGE.


4. Semblance of Sound [Hudson Mohawke x Phoenix x Fergie x Sleigh Bells x Dead Prez x Blink 182 x more] – DJ Bahler


5. Last Night Daft Punk Saved My Life [Daft Punk x Pharrell x Indeep] – The Melker Project


6. Just A Poppa [Notorious BIG x Biz Markie] – DOSVEC


7. I Will Lose Myself in Time (Mumford & Sons x One Republic x Imagine Dragons] – DJ 21azy

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Aer – Story to Tell (Biggie Remix)

Story To Tell (Biggie Remix) – Aer

If you’ve read any of my prior posts on Aer’s music, it should be fairly apparent that I am a big fan. They have a sound, and a vibe, that I really dig, and that I rarely see. I often find myself comparing them to Slightly Stoopid; they rock the same reggae, hip hop, acoustic vibe sound, and they do so extremely well. And, according to their twitter this morning, SS’s manager actually downloaded their mixtape “Water on the Moon.” That’s pretty damn cool. I truly believe that it’s a matter of time before this duo blows up, and I think their fanbase could grow exponentially when the warm weather rolls around.
Here, they remix a classic from Biggie. Keeping the recognizable guitar riff and beat from Christopher Wallace’s original, they sing (rap?) original verses and a really catchy hook. I can’t say enough good things about Aer–I am a huge, huge fan of their sound, and the sky is the limit for these two in my opinion. They deserve to get noticed, and I’ll be shocked if they don’t.

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Brenton Duvall – Time For What You Want (Biggie & Semisonic)

“Time For What You Want (Biggie & Semisonic)” – Brenton Duvall

A few minutes ago, Brenton Duvall threw up a status on facebook: “Get 100 people to like this in the next 30 minutes and I’ll drop a little remix I just made with Notorious BIG and Closing Time. Spontaneity, bitches.” Well, needless to say, those 100 likes happened very, very quickly. The status went up 22 minutes ago, and about 250 people have liked it already.

People expect big things out of each track Brenton drops. Usually you hear “oh i’m so excited for his new mixtape!” about an artist. With Brenton though, every track he delivers is so catchy that just one song from him is enough to get me stoked upon each new release.

So, when I got an inbox from him with a link to this track, I was immediately excited to download the track. Brenton always delivers, and I always have huge expectations from his work. He never disappoints.

Here, he takes Semisonic’s “Closing Time” (featured on Straight Talk Sunday) and takes Notorious B.I.G.’s classic “What you Want?” acapella. He puts a unique twist on the “Closing TIme” instrumental, adding a certain meanness to the guitar riff, and some great synth and drums over the top.

I’d say something about Biggie’s acapella, but if you don’t know that every acapella Biggie ever laid down was an instant classic, you are a lost cause.

Biggie Smalls the rap genius/ I keep the glock by the penis

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Tape Tuesday: #Jets

Private planes. Dom Perignon at 30,000 feet. Aston Martins, Bugattis, McLarens, Ferraris, and Bentleys. Gucci loafers. Damier print. Welcome to the life. Wealth. Class.  #Jets

Curren$y is the ringleader of the #Jets crew, kind of like Wiz has the Taylor Gang. His swag is effortless, his flow is crisp, and this is perfect to listen to when you’re just running things like a boss. Hit the jump for the full tracklist and download link.

“Michael Knight” – Curren$y

Lames catch feelings, we catch jets. Jets, fool.

“We Back Soon” – Lil Wayne

Sittin’ in a Ferrari, thinkin’ bout money/ I swear I will go head up with all o’ y’all/ Bumper cars

One of my favorite Sam Adams tracks, this one has some great rhymes from Sam and has that trademark Spitta flow on it. Great collaboration between Curren$y and sam right here.

“Fly Jets Over Boston” – Sam Adams feat. Curren$y

I’m the three white keys in C, you a minor/ Knew my shit banged when my music hit the highways/ Found out that hardwork pays off, like Fridays

Truth be told, Chip’s flow might very well be my favorite flow in the game right now. Not saying he’s my favorite rapper, but the dude flows like a goddamn faucet.

“Movie” – Chip Tha Ripper

Dog my life is like movie/ All of the cars and places we are/ All my girls look like dem girls off in the movies

“Final Hour” – Big Sean

Catch me runnin’ to the money/ Until my feet lose feelin’/ Stack it wall to wall till it’s leakin’ through the ceilin”

When Lil Wayne does a song called “Bill Gates,” you know it’s going to be about serious skrills.

“Bill Gates” – Lil Wayne

Polo Ralph Lauren bitch/ That’s what my pajamas say/ Big tall glass of some shit you can’t pronunciate

“Glass House” feat. Curren$y and Big Kritt – Wiz Khalifa

One of the dopest/ I’m schedule 1 you just ibuprofen

The entire album that this next track is off of, “The Crash Album” by DJ Moondance, is one of the best mashup albums I’ve ever heard. He doesn’t just mash track A and B, rather he takes elements from each song and puts them together. This is my favorite cut off of the album. Effortless swag.

“All-American Party” – DJ Moondance

Brushin’ off my three piece/ I make this look too easy/ So tall and lanky/ My suit, it should thank me/ I make it look good to be this hood/ Meyer Lansky mixed with Lucky Lefty/ Gangster, effortlessly/ Poppa was a rolling stone-its in my ancestry

“King Kong” – Curren$y

Fuck around get popped like a collar/ For slippin’ in my city get bitten, chewed, swallowed/ Fool, what you think you like me?/ Your idol and your rival I be

“Gossip” – Lil Wayne

Stop analyzing, criticizing/ You should realize what I am and start epitomizing/ Legitimate I got the heart of the biggest lion

Chuck Inglish productions are always dope, and with three of the slickest flows over this one, you know it’s going to be nuts. Extra crispy flow from Chip, Spitta, and Sean on this.

“Fat Raps” feat. Curren$y and Big Sean – Chip tha Ripper

Your girl show me L-O-V-E/ I drop the O, and the E/ And just took the LV/ That’s Louis Vuitton luggage every time you see my passport/ Damier print, got me lookin’ like a chess board

“Cool Head” feat. Kid Cudi – Travis Barker

I’m in my own world/ Literally, no bullshit baby

“We Major” ft. Kanye West and Nas – Big Z Remixes

Turn nothin’ to something now pimpin’ that’s the Savior/ Best things are green now pimpin’ get your paper/ High off the ground, our status skyscraper

I’m very on and off with Wale. Absolutely hated his last album, but I am definitely a fan of his ability to flow, which is really accentuated on this track. Plus, I love Aston Martins, so swag.

“Aston Martin Music” – Wale

My garments shouldn’t be here, I’m somewhere near the future/ As far as being hard, I feel I’m somewhere near Medusa

“She Said” – Mac Miller

Ayo my herb smoke tastin’ like a Nerds rope/ Imma get rich so I can buy my bitch a fur coat/ Something like a millionaire in training/ Still my shit amazing

”The Number Won Competition” – Wale

Fuck it we on the move/ None of us tryin’ to lose/ I am out of this world/ and you a man on the moon

I was stoked when I first heard this track because I was already a big fan of the song “Walking on a Dream” by Empire Sun. That combined with Wiz, I knew it was going to be dope.

“The Thrill” – Wiz Khalifa

Wake up drunk, go to sleep fucked up

Just some classic, heavy hitting, laid back Lil Weezy. Nothing’s better.

“Lighting Up My Lalala” – Lil Wayne

It’s, Little Wayne Imma shine in the rain/ Now nothing gets cleared without me signing my name/ I’m just, headlining the game/ Won’t stop till I’m/ A Rodding the game, they riding the bench

“Feel Good” – Chip tha Ripper

If you tryna fuck wit me then you better have some commas/ I be wit them OGs i’m probably stuntin wit yo fathaaa

One of my favorite Jay-Z classics with some of that tight Ratatat vibe, all around great track.

“Allure (Jay-Z & Notorious B.I.G.)” – Ratatat

The allure of breaking the law/ Was always too much for me to ever ignore/ I got a thing for them big body Benzes/ Indulge my senses/ In love with a V-Dub engine

Download “Jets”


Dream Big, Swag Out

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Big Z Remixes – Best Day Ever (remix feat. Notorious B.I.G.)

“Best Day Ever (Remix feat Mac Miller Notorious B.I.G.)” – Big Z Remixes

I’m still in a hangover from the Best Day Ever, and the fralbum is all I’ve been listening to recently. Last night, Big Z hit me up about this new remix of Mac’s final track on the fralbum, “BDE Bonus.”

I didn’t make the beat or anything, I just added a Biggie verse and a couple synth parts

Regardless of how similar it is to the original, I really like the Biggie verse that Z chose to use, and the addition of Z’s piano riff is understated and adds a really nice quality to the song.

If you have yet to see my full review of Best Day Ever, you should definitely head over to this post and read up. This is a quick excerpt, from my review of the original BDE Bonus track.

“I immediately recognize the opening sound from the intro of the “Donald Trump” video. This is some of my favorite production on the tape, and I would listen to this a lot even if it were just an instrumental. Really awesome vibe to it. It has the same acapella from Best Day Ever, and it makes me wonder how they chose which one would be a bonus and which one would be on the tape. I know that I would have had a really difficult time deciding, because I absolutely love both versions. This is an immediate standout to me. Shout out to ID Labs for killing it on this tape.

I ain’t just an average Joe/ Way above the average flow/ Boy my life is Most Dope

Rating: 9.5/10”

We also have a really cool video of Sap making the beat for Mac’s “Donald Trump.” This one’s brought to us by our good friends Marcy Marc and the funky bunch over at Mostly Junkfood.


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Biggie & Tupac vs. The xx – Runnin with the xx


“Runnin with the xx” – Biggie & Tupac vs. The xx

Dope new mashup featuring an up-and-coming indie band and hip-hop classics.

Enjoy, and download here.

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