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March 13, 2013 12:08 PM   Subscribe

Jay-Z + Chrono Trigger = Chrono Jigga.
posted by Sokka shot first (22 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
As a big fan of Chrono Trigger, I was prepared to hate this. But the more I listened, the more it grew on me... It's really fucking good.
posted by xedrik at 12:19 PM on March 13, 2013

posted by odinsdream at 12:20 PM on March 13, 2013

...I think I need to listen to this on more than a single-ear Plantronics headset, but, alas, then it would look like I'm not working.
posted by odinsdream at 12:21 PM on March 13, 2013

Where is the music from the 'Intro' song from? I sounds like a sped up version of the song Cool Party by Groundislava, but I'm wondering is that guy got it from Chrono Trigger or something.
posted by sideshow at 12:40 PM on March 13, 2013

It really is good. I have never been a big fan of HOVA's, but I'm not sure I could dislike anything existing within the context of the Chrono Trigger OST.
posted by history_denier at 12:41 PM on March 13, 2013

Whoo, more Uematsu music! I shall have it all someday, precious. Thanks.
posted by dragonplayer at 1:06 PM on March 13, 2013

Decent for the most part, but "An Encore in Time" is fantastic.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:13 PM on March 13, 2013

It's telling that the tracks that are a bit subpar are the ones where Jay-Z is lagging, not the CT OST.
posted by Panjandrum at 1:18 PM on March 13, 2013

Just like with Final Fantasy, this suffers from the arranger/masher/whatever selecting the same goddamn tracks you've already heard mashed together and arranged millions of times while neglecting like, 89%* of the rest of the soundtrack.

(I just randomly selected that number -- but it sounds about right!)

I kind of like the Gato track, at least.
posted by Redfield at 2:10 PM on March 13, 2013

See also the Chrono Trigger Mixtape (I prefer the tracks without the DJ voiceovers).
Sample (one of the less profane tracks): Ciara feat. Missy Elliott, "1, 2 Step"
posted by dhens at 2:16 PM on March 13, 2013 [3 favorites]

I am actually really disappointed...because I had assumed it was a game that combined Chrono Trigger and Jay-Z.
posted by Dr.Enormous at 2:52 PM on March 13, 2013

I feel like this is one of those cases where someone thinks up a name first and then works backwards from there.
posted by codacorolla at 3:15 PM on March 13, 2013 [3 favorites]

All things pale to the king of mashups: Mark VII. I don't know when his stuff came out, but I swear it predates, well, everything. Can't seem to find a site with all of his stuff, but the ID3 tag on the mp3s list monotonik.com.
posted by herrdoktor at 3:26 PM on March 13, 2013

I've got 99 problems but Lavos ain't one.
posted by littlesq at 4:21 PM on March 13, 2013

And now after seeing the title of this post, I think a couple of the women on Digital Hardcore Records should form a band called 16-Bitch. A bunch of feminist glitchcore.
posted by symbioid at 4:43 PM on March 13, 2013

Scooped! I was gonna link this last night but was stuck inside my once-a-day limit. This is indeed awesome, it's the first mashup that I've ever actually enjoyed listening to as music. The fact that Chrono Trigger has awsome music that makes me all nostalgic and misty is just a bonus.
posted by Scientist at 5:50 PM on March 13, 2013

You know one of these days I'm gonna finish my Chrono Trigger Musical.
posted by Doleful Creature at 6:31 PM on March 13, 2013 [2 favorites]

This is terrific.
posted by santaslittlehelper at 6:53 PM on March 13, 2013

I listend to the Black album a lot in 2005 at an important time in my life. Also played a lot of Chrono Trigger. Anyway, what I mean to say is that I LOVE THIS!!
posted by beau jackson at 7:39 PM on March 13, 2013

I've never been overly impressed by the other video game and rap mash-ups I've heard (the Team Teamwork stuff and Black Materia) so I was going in with slightly lowered expectations...but this is really fantastic. The producer did a great job of both chopping the original tracks and adding stuff where necessary.

Don't think I can say that the whole is greater than the parts (seems blasphemous to both Jay-Z and Mitsuda / Uematsu) but this is something interesting and distinct from the two things that it was created from. Definitely worth checking out.

Also, this thing is brilliantly named. The name of the album is great, and really is there a better name than "Marle, Lucca, Schala" for a remix of that particular Jay-Z track?
posted by C^3 at 8:09 PM on March 13, 2013

I want to like this but it sounds like a bad accident.
posted by murfed13 at 3:47 AM on March 14, 2013

I'm really digging this.
posted by KillaSeal at 10:44 AM on March 14, 2013

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