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Big Boi - Part Time Hater ft. Kid Cudi & Stevie Wonder

Big Boi – Part Time Hater ft. Kid Cudi & Stevie Wonder

After dropping “Lanes” last week, Big Boi is back with the final installment in his “Mash-up Mondays” series with “Part Time Hater.” The track combines Daddy Fat Sax’s song “She Hates Me” featuring Kid Cudi with Stevie Wonder‘s classic record “Part Time Lover.” Dungeoneze does another terrific job of blending old school and new school...
Big Boi - Lanes ft. A$AP Rocky, Phantogram & A-Ha (Dungeoneze Remix)

Big Boi – Lanes ft. A$AP Rocky, Phantogram & A-Ha (Dungeoneze Remix)

Big Boi‘s “Lines” featuring A$AP Rocky and Phantogram was one of my personal favorites from 2012, a record which appeared on Daddy Fat Sax’s album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Nearly a year and a half later, fellow Atlanta native Dungeoneze flips the standout track by combining it with A-Ha’s 1986 classic “Take On Me” to form...
!llmind - Picasso Baby (Remix) ft. Jay-Z & Notorious B.I.G.

!llmind – Picasso Baby (Remix) ft. Jay-Z & Notorious B.I.G.

New Jersey producer !llmind flips Jay-Z‘s “Picasso Baby” by adding a Biggie verse at the beginning of the record. Slapping a few B.I.G. bars onto a track isn’t uncommon, but this mix sounds especially dope. Take a break from your Sunday study sessions and vibe out below courtesy of SoundCloud. Magna Carta Holy Grail available for purchase...
A$AP Rocky - Thuggin' Noise (It's Hemsworth, Bitch Edit)

A$AP Rocky – Thuggin’ Noise (It’s Hemsworth, Bitch Edit)

When Ryan Hemsworth and A$AP J. Scott dropped this rare mash-up during one of their Boiler Room sets, the first thing many people asked was where they could get the MP3. Sure enough, it has been excavated for all to enjoy on the newly released Folie Douce Compilation Vol. II. The track is a very rare...
A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson & Riff Raff - Instruction Manuals

A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson & Riff Raff – Instruction Manuals

Self-proclaimed mash-up God ReLiX The Underdog managed to unearth three legendary verses from three of our favorite artists. “Instruction Manuals” brings together A$AP Ferg, Riff Raff and Action Bronson for what many of us would consider a dream collaboration. Take a listen to the impressive track below and check out ReLiX’s Soundcloud for more dope mash-ups....
2 Mello - Chrono Jigga (Jay-Z/Super Nintendo Remix)

2 Mello – Chrono Jigga (Jay-Z/Super Nintendo Remix)

By far the most remixed artist in hip-hop mashup albums, Jay-Z‘s flow and lyricism tends to work well over numerous beats (most famously Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album). Satisfying both our love for music and natural nerdiness, 2 Mello remixed some of Jigga’s greatest hits with the very influential Super Nintendo game Chrono Trigger. For those...
Pretty Lights - Pretty Lights vs. The End of The World 2012

Pretty Lights – Pretty Lights vs. The End of The World 2012

Well, the world didn’t end but Pretty Lights still found a reason to celebrate the Mayan Calendar and get everyone ready for the supposed end of the world by creating a new mix titled “Pretty Lights vs. The End of The World 2012.”  This compilation piece is a beautiful mix of electro-funk, dubstep, hip-hop, and rock...
Jay-Z - The Grey Album (Remastered)

Jay-Z – The Grey Album (Remastered)

The project that placed mash-up albums as a relevant artform reemerges with a re-master! Danger Mouse, with the help of audio-engineer John Stewart, rereleased Jay-Z: The Grey Album earlier this week. Head to the bottom to re-experience this staple mash-up album one more time. Stream and download both included below.  Download: Jay-Z – The Grey Album [Mediafire]...
#BEEN #TRILL - Wet Out Here Mix

#BEEN #TRILL – Wet Out Here Mix

The BEEN TRILL collective links with Stussy for this exclusive mix, “Wet Out Here,” and it’s absolutely fire. It goes in hand with their upcoming collaborative t-shirt with Stussy, which you can see previewed below. If surfing in a wave pool with Air Force 1’s and fresh gear isn’t trill then I don’t know what...
Bon Iver - Woods (Zeds Dead Remix)

Bon Iver – Woods (Zeds Dead Remix)

If indie folk and dubstep were to have a baby, it’s cry would sound similar to this Bon Iver remix by Canadian based DJ’s Zeds Dead. This chillstep tune was once a lost project but it found its way home off an old hard drive. Unlike their current sound, this track emits a cool dark...
Xaphoon Jones - Mixtape Vol. III

Xaphoon Jones – Mixtape Vol. III

The mastermind behind Chiddy Bang’s production, Xaphoon Jones continues his installment of mixtapes with Mixtape Vol. III. In this edition, you can expect numerous remixes (from Das Racist to Meek Mill) along with original beats and single mash-ups. Below you can peep his remixes to Meek Mill’s single “Amen” and St. Lucia’s “Closer Than This,” as...