Adrian Champion – The Stars and Stripes Project

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Aber trotzdem kann man ja mal über das Stars and Stripes Project von Adrian Champion bloggen.

Musik von den White Stripes nehmen,
HipHop-Pumpen drunter knallen,
ein paar eher bekannte Bekanntheiten draufmischen – fertig sind die White Stripes Reimagined Mash-Ups.

“12 Classic remixes, plus 1 new exclusive track from Adrian Champion, featuring Brian Jacobs. Starring Mos Def, Outkast, Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, 2Pac,Nas, M.O.P, Eminem, Jay-Z, Redman, Common, and Pharoahe Monch.”

Nebst “Full Album” kann man ausserdem noch die “Instumentals” downloaden. Wie nett.
Schön ist halt, wenn man ausser den verwendeten HipHop “Klassikern” auch noch die White Stripes Lieder kennt …

Adrian Champion himself sagt über das Projekt folgendes:

“I was late jumping on The White Stripes bandwagon. But, when I heard “Doorbell” a few years back I became an instant fan. That raw, classic sound was so fresh to me. I went straight to iTunes and downloaded the whole album. It wasn’t long before I owned everything they’d ever released.

What really got me was that I wanted to sample almost every song. But, I couldn’t just shamelessly sample their whole catalog. Plus, I had just decided to move away from sampling and focus on writing original music. So, a remix project seemed like the thing to do, and the idea was born.

I started digging through my collection and fitting all the pieces together. My goal was to use only samples from The White Stripes and a cappellas from classic songs and my favorite emcees. And of course, I had to rap on one of the tracks myself, with my man Brian Jacobs on the hook.

So there it is, hip-hop fans, meet The White Stripes.
Fans of The White Stripes, meet hip-hop.”  — Adrian Champion

Full Album (.zip)
Instrumentals (.zip)

Common Mixtape: Something in Common

Hevehitta&DJ Unexpected bringen ein Mixtape von Common unters Volk und präsentieren dabei Live-Material ebenso wie Classics und J Dilla Remixe. Wer auf den Common bzw Dilla-Sound steht, kann hier nicht viel falsch machen und sollte sich das Teil ziehen und reinhören. Als Gäste sind hier unter anderem De La Soul und Fat Joe mit am Start…

Die Tracklist liest sich folgendermaßen:

1. Common Symptoms Intro (Produced By DJ Unexpected For Digger’s Union Local 1200)
2. A Penny For My Thoughts
3. Breaker 1/9
4. 1st Days Of The New School (Unreleased Demo)
5. Who Shot Ya Freestyle
6. While I’m Dancin’ (Common Verse)
7. 87th Street Kid (Interlude)
8. My People, Hold On- Produced By J. Dilla (DJ Unexpected Remix)
9. Take It Ez
10. 5 Deadly Venoms Feat. The Beatnuts, Fat Joe & DJ Honda
11. Fresh Rhymes Daily Feat. Juice
12. Dooinit In Waves- Produced By J. Dilla (DJ Unexpected Remix)
13. Common Speaks On J. Dilla (Interlude)
14. C.R.E.A.M. (Live In Germany)
15. I Used To Love H.E.R.
16. The Misunderstanding (Interlude)
17. The Bitch In Yoo Feat. De La Soul (Live At Tramps 1996) (snippet)
18. The Bitch In Yoo (Original Version- Different Lyrics)
19. State To State Feat. Dug Infinite (Produced By No I.D.)
20. Jam Feat. Rahzel & Alliance Etnik
21. Makin’ A Name For Ourselves (Mathematically Aware) Feat. Canibus
22. Resurrection (DJ Honda Remix)
23. Common Speaks On The Light (Interlude)
24. Baby, We Must Be In Love- Produced By J. Dilla (DJ Unexpected Remix)
25. 2 The Temple (Unreleased Demo)
26. Dilla Says Go (Feat. Kanye West & John Mayer)- Produced By J. Dilla (DJ Unexpected Remix)
27. Full Moon
28. Universal Mind Control Feat. Pharrell

Den Download gibts hier und auch hier