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Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
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.
Posted by Niqui at 03:36 AM March 10, 2004

I really want to hear these songs! But the links don't work (manic sobbing). It's just not fair!

I agree with you, Outkast and Danger Mouse kick ass over most other hip hop and rap there is out there. But i also like what the Gza/Genius has been doing away from the Wu-Tang Clan.

And everybody! Listen to Dizzy Rascal!

Comment posted by: Berry at March 5, 2004 09:18 AM

Um, cough, whoops, I meant Dizzee Rascal.

Comment posted by: Berry at March 6, 2004 02:53 PM

is it just me or do the writers for this site not look at previous posts made by other writers? Danger Mouse has been done before

dickeads

Comment posted by: Sir Oinksalot at March 8, 2004 11:49 PM

Sir Oinksalot : was the gray album done before?? no i dont think so , so stfu

"dickead"

Comment posted by: Re[x] at March 10, 2004 08:19 AM

Now now, name-calling on the internet is like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titantic...

Comment posted by: mr. gast at March 10, 2004 12:58 PM

spelling is like trying to cook the perfect omelet on the titanc

fuckead

Comment posted by: Sir Oinksalot at March 12, 2004 11:44 PM

Haha, silly Sir Oinksalot...they didn't have EGGS in the Titanic's era!

Comment posted by: mr. gast at March 13, 2004 03:46 AM

i'm not an egg person, personally

Comment posted by: Mooch at March 14, 2004 04:44 PM

I get the best comments.

Comment posted by: Niqui at April 3, 2004 10:04 PM


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