Mos Def aka Mos Dub

Zwar schon ein bißchen älter, acht Monate um genau zu sein, aber dennoch muß ich das hier posten. Mos Def dürfte ja vielen Lesern hier ein Begriff sein, hatte der gute Herr in der Vergangenheit ja immer mal wieder mediale Präsenz un konnte so auf sich aufmerksam machen. Neu ist allerdings, dass besagter Rapper sich nun auch dem Dub / Reggae verschrieben hat und ein Remix-Projekt gründete, das auf den Namen Mos Dub hört. Gemischt wurde das Ganze vom New Yorker Producer Max Tannone. Entstanden ist diese Idee wie folgt:

“Released in April 2010, Mos Dub is a project that combines hip-hop artist Mos Def with dub reggae music. Several months before I began work on this album, I was listening to a lot of dub music and felt really inspired. I realized there were a lot of parallels between how the originators of dub (engineers and producers) became artists in their own right and what I am trying to accomplish. As I uncovered more great material, I wanted to experiment with it. Mos Dub was the result. It has since been bootlegged on vinyl.”

Natürlich gibts das gute Stück für lau und zwar hier! Auch die Instrumentals gibts nochmal separat dazu. Viel Spaß Yoa!

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)