January 12, 2009

Minty Fresh Beats x (Jay-Z + Radiohead) = Jaydiohead

No Karma
99 Anthems
Change Order

What do you get when you have NYC hip-hop producer Minty Fresh Beats do a mashup of various Jay-Z and Radiohead songs? A badass fucking collection of songs, that's what. I'd even venture as far as to say this is better than Danger Mouse's Grey Album. Yeah, yeah, I know...you're skeptical because so many mediocre mashups have been done, especially with Jay-Z...but this one's different. Minty Fresh has a great ear for both beats and combinations. Furthermore, he's actually a Radiohead fan; proof is in "Change Order", which uses "Gagging Order" a beautiful Radiohead b-side with just two instruments acoustic guitar and vocals. I never thought in my wildest dreams that Gagging Order would work with someone rapping over it...but somehow it does. Enjoy.

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