I'm going to go out on a limb here. You don't know nothing about hip-hop. That's ok, neither do I. I thought that "Hey Ya" was revolutionary - the way it melded preprogrammed beats and rhymes and traditional song structure, what was with that? And you know what else was cool last year? Danger Mouse and Jemini
's Ghetto Pop Life
, I thought that was really mad too. Yeah, that's so right. That choir of nuns did make it sound like a regular song song. I can't believe you thought that too. Honestly, we're, like, a second away from making out right now. Don't you dare say anything about Daydream Nation
or I'll fall in love with you, and no one wants that.
Oh hey, and listen to this. Yeah, it's called the Grey Album
. Its the new internet-only 'product' from Danger Mouse
, because EMI are suing his ass over it because of the samples. I know, how cool is it? He's mixed together Jay-Z
's Black Album
vocals with samples from The Beatles
' White Album
(geddit?) and it works so well. I don't know, maybe it is because those Liverpool cats were so good that they just go well with anything, but, y'know, I think it's something else too. DM's skill with a Mac, maybe - how he can link thematically disapate words and music. Or how at its best moments it's, like, a rare alignment of the stars, or something. No really, I know that's lame, but tracks like "Public Service Announcement," "What More Can I Say?", the rockin' "99 Problems" sounding so freakin' good that they're linked to the 'repeat' button in my indie-dork, punk-addled brain.
And that's totally the point. It's not like I'm Good Music Taste Man or anything. Like I said, I know dick about hip-hop too. But how obvious does this album make it that all of this - hip-hop, rock'n'roll, maybe even emo - are irreversibly a part the greatest possible definition of 'music'.
I know. Yeah. I'll burn you a copy.
Danger Mouse - Public Service Announcement 4mb
Danger Mouse - 99 Problems 5.9mb
Danger Mouse - What More Can I Say 6.3mb
ED: These links work now. Viva la mp3 revolution.