With all the love Brother Ali has been receiving for his newly released album Us, it's no wonder that the MC has received a little love from the mashup world as well. DJ STV SLV of Chicago's Hood Internet recently dropped a track that combines Ali with the brilliance that is Flying Lotus.
Also, the Hood will be returning to Minneapolis this coming November 13 when the duo opens for Solid Gold at First Avenue. For another quick taste of what the Hood has been up to recently check this track out: an unlikely mash combining tight-pants wearing hip hop phenom Kid Cudi with the drone-metal sounds of Sunn O))). Unfortunately however, it sounds about as bad as one might expect it to, an at over 17 minutes... it might not be the party starer you're looking for.
As much as I hate to make two Coldplay references in the same week (one is bad enough, no?) Amoraboy's recent track "J'traîne des Clocks" deserves mentioning. It's inclusion of Olivia Ruiz' airy vocals and Röyksopp's remix of "Clocks" makes for a true mid-afternoon treat. The best part, however, may be that it sounds nothing like Coldplay.
Earlier today Voicedude dropped an unpredictably smooth track lacing Blackstreet with the an instrumental "Strange" by country-legend Reba McEntire. And that's exactly what the track is; I can't say I've ever heard anything like it (save for Snoop & Everlast's hook-up last year). No diggity, no doubt.