Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Viva La Hova

Ey! Put the sandwich down. This is big stuff.
What we have here is a 19 track mixtape mashup (we need a new word for this, ASAP) of Jay-Z verses, Chris Martin hooks and Coldplay tracks. This was bound to happen, right?
Confused? Remember the Jay-Z/Beatles smashery, The Grey Album, that Danger Mouse did a few years ago? This is along those lines.

This project was completed by Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and a gang of guest producers who had an appreciation for the music.

Mick Boogie spoke with allhiphop.com about the mixtape:

"Jay and [Coldplay frontman] Chris [Martin] represent all that is right with modern music and art and have collaborated a few times in recent years to great results," Mick Boogie told AllHipHop.com. "So why not extend that concept over an entire album? I thought when Danger Mouse did the Grey Album, it was just remarkable. And while I didn’t like every song on there, when it was on, it was absolutely some of the most amazing stuff I had heard. Same with the Jay-Z/Linkin Park project. So we tried to take a collaboration that was already organic and make it real and also extend that quality level throughout the entire project."

"As we began piecing together the correct verses to match the correct beats, it became clear how truly amazing this project really is," Mick Boogie boasted "This is what real music is supposed to sound like. The lyrical elegance of Shawn Carter, the vocal magic of Chris Martin, the finely tuned instruments of Coldplay, the creative visions by our team of producers, and lastly, our analysis of which Jay verse best fit each track. If you love Jay-Z and you're not into Coldplay, this is for you. If you love Coldplay, but don't mess with Hip-Hop, this is for you. If you love all good music, this is definitely for you. We hope this project bridges the gap between genres, fans, and generations."

Download it HERE

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