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May 4, 2010 10:23 AM   Subscribe

Mos Def + Dub = Mos Dub
posted by chunking express (29 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Mos awesome
posted by hellphish at 10:24 AM on May 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yes sir, I like it.
posted by anigbrowl at 10:28 AM on May 4, 2010


Are all the beats from The Harder They Come soundtrack? Johnny Too Bad, Shanty Town… I assume Ms. Vampire Booty's at least going to be Scratch Perry's Vampire Dub, right?

(I wish there was a lot more dub bass on these, but Def's rhymes are synced tight and he's a strong enough MC to fuck with just about any beat.)
posted by klangklangston at 10:36 AM on May 4, 2010


Did you all see the Beastie Boys album? I'm not sure what to make of it.
posted by oddman at 10:38 AM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


this is the type of mashup that bears additional listens. great link!
posted by the aloha at 10:41 AM on May 4, 2010


Ah, a remix of Check Your Head. I'm not going to be able to listen to that one, no one should remix that album. Even George Clinton included it among his favorites of the year in a Rolling Stone article, it's undeniably a classic of the genre no matter your opinion on the Beastie Boys. Even MC Serch says as much now, and he and the rest of 3rd Bass were really hard on them at first.
posted by Kirk Grim at 10:44 AM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mos Dub is a remix project by Max Tannone. It features the lyrics from Mos Def and the music of classic dub and reggae!

... I think this project works well because dub music is so heartfelt, its another form of soul music, and Mos Def’s raps are often socially conscious and interesting…he is really saying something. It felt natural to put them together, and I hope you enjoy it. -Max Tannone

Here are a couple more interviews about this mashup.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:47 AM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


(Note for the trainspotters: that last interview link in my prior comment contains the source of each track)
posted by filthy light thief at 10:51 AM on May 4, 2010


Although on whole the Hitchhiker's Guide movie was kinda disappointing, Mos Def as Ford Prefect makes the whole thing worthwhile to me. His utterly laid back yet still somehow jarring not quite human-ness totally capture Ford for me. The commentary track has lots of funny bits about Mos Def on the set.
posted by Babblesort at 11:00 AM on May 4, 2010


This actually works amazingly well.
posted by JeffK at 11:29 AM on May 4, 2010


If you download the album there is a text file with the sources for all the mashups.
posted by chunking express at 11:31 AM on May 4, 2010


Yes.
posted by boo_radley at 11:46 AM on May 4, 2010


I like this a lot.

Not the world's deepest dub selector, but, then again, people like mash-up stuff best when it's recognizable.
posted by box at 11:49 AM on May 4, 2010


This is great.
posted by joedan at 11:49 AM on May 4, 2010


Nicely done, I like.
posted by everichon at 11:58 AM on May 4, 2010


I love posts like this. Where you just post something undeniably cool and then you get like a dozen "wow this is cool." posts.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 12:36 PM on May 4, 2010


Really solid. A lot of this sort of thing is all gimmick, but this just sounds *good*. Thanks!
posted by freebird at 12:53 PM on May 4, 2010


Dope!
posted by AceRock at 1:13 PM on May 4, 2010


As a rule, I do not like mash-ups. At all.

And finally, I've found the exception that proves the rule.
posted by the bricabrac man at 1:50 PM on May 4, 2010


Disproves? Otherwise, this wouldn't be an exception.

One day i'll post Cutty Ranks at a 1986 PNP rally as an FPP. Till then you can enjoy it here.
posted by chunking express at 2:30 PM on May 4, 2010


The rule is that he doesn't like mash-ups. This mash-up, which he does like, is the exception.

That expression is at least as well-known as Erykah Badu or Breaking Bad.
posted by box at 2:39 PM on May 4, 2010


Liking this, thanks.
posted by El Brendano at 2:58 PM on May 4, 2010


I like Erykah Badu and Breaking Bad. I still don't think that expression makes any sense.
posted by chunking express at 3:03 PM on May 4, 2010


"Prove" meaning "test". This is the exception that tests bricabrac's rule about mash-ups. Presumably, the rule has failed.
posted by Squid Voltaire at 3:51 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Really good stuff.
posted by micayetoca at 5:01 PM on May 4, 2010


Origin of "the exception proves the rule"
posted by robinhoudt at 6:23 PM on May 4, 2010


Wow, I can sync up a Mos Def acapella and a Scientist track in Ableton Live too! With the awkward-sounding "Beats" timestretching mode! And the bare minimum of edits! This album could be made in a single day.
posted by scose at 11:19 PM on May 4, 2010


Ah, a remix of Check Your Head. I'm not going to be able to listen to that one, no one should remix that album.

I think you're missing out on something pretty great this way. It's definitely recognizable as Check Your Head material only it has a layer of new and surprising to it (in that it rearranges mainly and adds very little totally new) that really add to it in my opinion.
posted by Glow Bucket at 11:25 PM on May 4, 2010


Scose, I look forward to your album! Yay!
posted by chunking express at 6:00 AM on May 5, 2010 [3 favorites]


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