T-Shirt Design from Emptees.com

T-Shirt Design from Emptees.com

I picked this up yesterday through The Hype Machine – if you haven’t used it before, it’s a great music aggregator that pulls together tracks being talked about by some of the best mp3 blogs around. I’ve been playing it on repeat – as I have tendancy to do when I find something I love…

Dead Prez vs. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks Of Hip Hop

I actually quite like mashups, unlike bloggers Et Music Pour Tous where this track originally featured, but this one in particular was so unexpected it really made an impression. Would be great if it was enabled for download somewhere but, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find it…

Here are the original tracks:

Dead Prez – Hip Hop
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

Their musical styles could not be more different but the fuzzy, experimental-folk instrumental softens the hard hip-hop edge, two tracks conspiring to convince that they were never meant to exist any other way…(??!)

What do I tag this one? ‘Folk’? ‘Hip-Hop’? ‘Folk-Hop’…? I know…

…’Mashup’.