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Mama Said Knock You Through the One Way Glass, Kick Ass, and Knock You Out
January 30, 2011 1:18 PM   Subscribe

LL Cool J v. The Prodigy: Momma Said Kick Ass," a mashup by DJ Top Cat of LL Cool J's "Mamma Said Knock You Out" and from Kick Ass, The Prodigy's "Stand Up", which itself heavily samples from the trumpet melody line of Manfred Mann's "One Way Glass."
posted by WCityMike (34 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I need new headphones. This didn't charm me as much as I hoped it would, psyched after reading the mashup combo, and I'm blaming these sucky headphones.
posted by dabitch at 1:25 PM on January 30, 2011


It's...eh. It interests me because I've been looking for a great reason to use "Mama Said...", and I actually can use it in a performance next year, I think.

Otherwise, honestly -- it's only an OK mashup, not really a MeFi-hot one.
posted by Asim at 1:53 PM on January 30, 2011


This. Is. Incredible. And it got me listening to LL Cool J (I'm young, my apologies). The guy is masterful!
posted by jellywerker at 1:53 PM on January 30, 2011


That's an awesome mix. Kick Ass the movie though? Creepy. I watched about a half hour and couldn't take any more. I remembered what Ebert said about it, and at the time was like "what a moralizing fuddy-duddy," but dude was right.
posted by rusty at 1:59 PM on January 30, 2011


Is this where we list our "no, this one's better" list of mashups? Yes? Good. I'll start with this.
posted by zardoz at 1:59 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is this where we list our "no, this one's better" list of mashups? Yes? Good. I'll start with this.

Then I'll add this one which is to me the reason YouTube had to be invented.
posted by zeugitai_guy at 2:16 PM on January 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Here's one of my current personal favorites. Rage Against the Machine (briefly), House of Pain, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and John Lennon. Makes me wish I was still DJing just so I could drop this one on, turn it up, and watch the dancefloor fill.
posted by djwudi at 2:28 PM on January 30, 2011 [8 favorites]


1) Pedantic correction: "Stand Up" is from The Prodigy's 2009 album, Invaders Must Die. It also happened to be on the Kick Ass soundtrack.

2) I, too, was underwhelmed by this particular mashup. If we must have a "Mama Said Knock You Out" mashup, DJ Lobsterdust's "Knock Out Eileen" is way better. (Which you can find alongside plenty of other wonderful mashups on the 2010 Best Of Bootie.)
posted by Remy at 3:15 PM on January 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


What was that trumpet shit?

Horrible. I wish I had shitty headphones so I could blame them...but this just sucked.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:19 PM on January 30, 2011


I really like the format of the OP's site, and that you can comment on an instance of the song. The song, well....

That John Lennon one is fantastic.

I really dig this one lately. Run-DMC and White Stripes.

I've also never really gotten over this one, which is Billy Joel and Jay-Z. And to give it perhaps the greatest possible mashup compliment, it's forever changed how I hear both originals.
posted by nevercalm at 3:20 PM on January 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Knock out eileen is pretty cool...I also enjoyed the guns n roses vs run dmc. pretty cool.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:22 PM on January 30, 2011


1) Pedantic correction: "Stand Up" is from The Prodigy's 2009 album, Invaders Must Die. It also happened to be on the Kick Ass soundtrack.

Well, if you're going to be pedantic, then I'll be pedantic right back and point out that the "Stand Up" audio that was used in the mashup was the one that had bits of the movie's dialogue interspersed into it, which means it was indeed the "Stand Up" from the movie soundtrack and not the original one from the album. :)
posted by WCityMike at 4:00 PM on January 30, 2011


By the way, this certainly isn't something I think is the best mashup I've ever heard. (I think that honor goes to a small handful of mashups, nearly all by a mashup artist named Lenlow.)

But I did think it was rather good. Thus the sharing in a FPP. Plus, if you don't like it, explore the link to DJ Topcat's other works on Soundcloud; there's quite a few other nifty ones there.
posted by WCityMike at 4:02 PM on January 30, 2011


nevercalm: I've also never really gotten over this one, which is Billy Joel and Jay-Z.

It's by BRAT, who has a bunch of mash-ups. His real job is as webmaster of Depechemode.com, and he's a DM fanatic, but also a pretty good producer/remixer.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:03 PM on January 30, 2011


Welp, here's my submission: Fugazi vs. Destiny's Child "Independent Room"
posted by PHINC at 4:04 PM on January 30, 2011


I love LL Cool J's "Mama said knock you out". I love pretty much everything from The Prodigy. But I'm getting less of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup* vibe from this than I was hoping. You want 1+1=3, but this 1+1=1.667. The crap from the movie didn't help at the beginning.

But thanks for the post. I got to hear that Run-DMC/GNR mashup again.

*It is odd I keep choosing Reese's as my "go to" analogy for mixups when I really, really, really hate peanut butter.
posted by birdherder at 4:05 PM on January 30, 2011


Every time we have a mashup post, I am compelled to link the Kleptones and Uptime/Downtime. I often listen to Uptime on repeat, just letting it play over and over and over, and I still have never gotten tired of it. The album is continuously-mixed, and it is just goddamn fantastic. (I can't say much about Downtime; it's the mellower of the two, and I'm not generally in the mood. I imagine it's also pretty good though.)

Favorite tracks:
Voodoo Sabotage -- Beastie Boys "Sabotage" vs. The Prodigy "Voodoo People" (remixed by Pendulum)
Hella Touch -- No Doubt "Hella Good" vs. Busta Rhymes "Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em)"
Cubikini -- Bikini Kill "Rebel Girl" vs. 808 State "Cubik"
Brightness and Contrast -- Bruce Springsteen "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" vs. several


And shit, if I keep going it's just going to be the whole damn album on here. Just download it, seriously.
posted by rifflesby at 5:20 PM on January 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


Hella Touch -- No Doubt "Hella Good" vs. Busta Rhymes "Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em)"

My favourite track off that album as well. Genius mix, that.

I also really like Care (how could you not, it uses the theme from Dirty Jobs).
posted by bwg at 6:14 PM on January 30, 2011


Scatterbrain did a nice thrash cover of "Mama Said Knock You Out" actually.
posted by jonmc at 6:44 PM on January 30, 2011


Damn, I love me some MeFi mashup threads!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 7:18 PM on January 30, 2011


This is one of the most intense and skillful raps of all time. It works any damn where you put it. (Yes, that's a live acoustic set. With a Black Crows shout-out.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:43 PM on January 30, 2011


Better remastered version of Slap*Happy's link.
posted by gottabefunky at 8:31 PM on January 30, 2011


Dave Grohl plays the drums on "Stand Up".
posted by XhaustedProphet at 8:39 PM on January 30, 2011


bwg: I also really like Care (how could you not, it uses the theme from Dirty Jobs).

bwg, there's no way you could have known that I am a huge Faith No More fan (both Original Recipe and Patton Years) or that you would make me wince reading that described as 'the theme from Dirty Jobs'. But the fact that I did made me chuckle over what a big ol' pedant-dork I am, which left me feeling cheerfully amused, so thanks.

And, that song is called We Care A Lot by Faith No More and I too enjoy watching Dirty Jobs.
posted by pseudonymph at 9:20 PM on January 30, 2011


I have to admit, I'm not that big a fan of mashups (other than 'The Ghosts That Feeds') but I'm digging this one.
posted by tar0tgr1 at 10:00 PM on January 30, 2011


pseudonymph: "bwg: I also really like Care (how could you not, it uses the theme from Dirty Jobs).

bwg, there's no way you could have known that I am a huge Faith No More fan (both Original Recipe and Patton Years) or that you would make me wince reading that described as 'the theme from Dirty Jobs'. But the fact that I did made me chuckle over what a big ol' pedant-dork I am, which left me feeling cheerfully amused, so thanks.

And, that song is called We Care A Lot by Faith No More and I too enjoy watching Dirty Jobs
"

Oh, thanks for the clarification. " )

I always thought the Dirty Jobs theme was made for the show, I'd never heard the Faith No More song until you mentioned it.
posted by bwg at 10:03 PM on January 30, 2011


We care a lot about the Kleptones because they're more than meets the eye
posted by Hoopo at 10:09 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is this the topic for mashups involving songs called "Stand Up"? Then check out DJ Riko's "Stand Up And Ring My Doorbell", combining the slight-but-kinda-witty Ludacris rap (are there any other kinds?) from Stand Up with the White Stripes' My Doorbell.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 10:18 PM on January 30, 2011


Oh man riffslesby that is the hyperkinetic remix of Voodoo People that I always sorta hoped would exist but never, until now, had found. Thank you! *albumdownload*
posted by egypturnash at 11:58 PM on January 30, 2011


screw the haters, I liked that. the "download maximum" has however been reached and I can't get the mp3 for me to take home. any help?
posted by krautland at 2:50 AM on January 31, 2011


DJ Earworm. The Beatles, Scissor Sisters, Aretha Franklin, George Michael. No One Takes Your Freedom.
posted by nushustu at 7:44 AM on January 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is probably my most-listened-to mashup: The Beatles, Ludacris, Kelis, and the Black-Eyed Peas
posted by Greg Nog at 10:11 AM on January 31, 2011


10000 Spoons' peppy Get Out of Mrs jackson's Lazy Bed gets my seal of approval. (Outkast vs Matt Bianco)
posted by stonepharisee at 11:35 AM on January 31, 2011


Mrs -> Ms *grr*
posted by stonepharisee at 11:36 AM on January 31, 2011


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