The Beatles vs. The Black Eyed Peas vs. Ludacris vs. Kelis Mashup, feat: The Beatles: Girl & Run for your Life Black Eyed Peas: Let’s get started Ludacris: Fatty Girl Kelis: Caught out there (I hate you so much right now)
Now a standard/classic of the mashup genre: “Encore”
From Wikipedia: The Grey Video is a music video made in the autumn of 2004 by directing team Ramon & Pedro, comprising Swiss directors Laurent Fauchere and Antoine Tinguely, to promote the single “Encore”. Entirely in black and white, it features clips from The Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night, and footage from a Jay-Z performance. It uses new footage and computer generated imagery to create scenes that involve John Lennon breakdancing and Ringo Starr scratching. It begins with The Beatles performing before cameras and a live audience. Ringo Starr begins to drum to the 1:00 to 1:08 segment of “Glass Onion”. John Lennon begins to sing while George Harrison and Paul McCartney nod their heads to the beat. After a few moments, the monitors in the director’s booth begin to flicker, showing scenes of Jay-Z rapping “Encore”, and the lyrics of the chorus begin to show behind the group. Starr’s drum kit becomes a set of turntables and mixer and he begins to scratch while John continues to sing “Oh, yeah!” as sampled from “Glass Onion”.
As “Encore” moves into the second verse, the beat changes to a sample of “Savoy Truffle”. A John Lennon body double starts to breakdance, leading to a headspin. McCartney and Harrison are replaced by two dancers. The Lennon double backflips off the screen, flinging his wig off. The drummer walks off and the lights fade to black.
The video is not available commercially, but has become popular over the Internet. Due to the legal issues surrounding the use of copyrighted material, the video is shown with the disclaimer that it was made for non-commercial and experimental purposes only. Picture-quality differences are apparent, however, as the original Beatles’ footage originated on film, while the added footage originated on digital video with inferior image quality.
I got 99 problems but a mashup ain’t one…
99 Problems (The Grey Album) DangerMouse x Jay-z and The Beatles
More Wikipedia: Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) is quoted as saying: “A lot of people just assume I took some Beatles and, you know, threw some Jay-Z on top of it or mixed it up or looped it around, but it’s really a deconstruction. It’s not an easy thing to do. I was obsessed with the whole project, that’s all I was trying to do, see if I could do this. Once I got into it, I didn’t think about anything but finishing it. I stuck to those two because I thought it would be more challenging and more fun and more of a statement to what you could do with sample alone. It is an art form. It is music. You can do different things, it doesn’t have to be just what some people call stealing. It can be a lot more than that.”
Burton also commented at length on the creation of The Grey Album in the 2007 Danish documentary Good Copy Bad Copy: A documentary about the current state of copyright and culture.
“Take this brother, may it serve you well…” The biggest band of the late 80’s and early 90’s and the biggest band ever? Rock n’ Roll!
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