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Dr. Luke, The Hit Whisperer

Deep down, in the darkest corners of our subconscious, we have an eerie, inescapable feeling that there is only one diabolical, haunting yet undeniably talented man responsible for every summer hit since 2000. His name is Dr. Luke. A guitar-playing … Continue reading

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The Amen Break

The Funky Drummer is up there, but the Amen Break easily takes the cake for the most ubiquitous beat in hip hop. I came across a lengthy YouTube clip, “The World’s Most Important 6 Second Drum Beat”, which gives a … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Samples: I Wonder

Kanye sampled like crazy on Graduation. To name a few… P.Y.T. by Michael Jackson in Good Life (slowed down) Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan in Champion Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John in Good Morning Long Red by Mountain in … Continue reading

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The Artist Formally Known as Dranklin

Ozonian (who also answers to the name Benjamin Dranklin) can hang with the Hood Internet, wait what, Party Ben, Mother Earth, whoever. The kid needs to blow up. He just came out several new tracks, including two gems: a remix … Continue reading

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Upception

The preview for Inception has led to an insane number of movie trailer mash-ups. The one I’ve posted above–Upception–is my current favorite, but they’re honestly still being created right at this very moment. A few weeks ago, i09 posted a … Continue reading

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Mash-Ups with Marvin

For some reason, there are a ton of mash-ups of Marvin Gaye songs floating around. Here are three good ones. Peculiar Symphony (Marvin Gaye vs. The Verve) by El Barto and Liam B What’s Ringo On? (The Beatles vs. Marvin … Continue reading

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Jamaica!

Finally, someone took a page out of OK Go‘s playbook! Here are three music videos from Jamaica, the latest French band since Phoenix to become popular enough to break through into the states. Other such bands include Daft Punk and … Continue reading

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Wonderwall Remixes

At some point in 2009, someone released the a cappella track from Wonderwall, starting a chain reaction that led to dozens (if not hundreds) of mash-ups, samples and remixes of Oasis’ cash cow. I’m only going to post my three … Continue reading

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De La Video

I love this promotional video for Three Feet High and Rising, De La Soul’s debut album. In 1989, when the record dropped, the group (Posdnous, Mase, and Troguy the Dove) was so, so different from the other prominent hip hop … Continue reading

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Mash-Up of the Week: Drake vs. Grum

This week, we have yet another Hood Internet mash-up: Someday We’ll Find Your Love (Drake vs. Grum). Hood combined Find Your Love by Drake with Someday We’ll Be Together by Grum to make this bad boy. Someday We’ll Find Your … Continue reading

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