Looking for awesome hip-hop mashups
March 12, 2008 11:18 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find some awesome hip-hop mashups?

For most of my life, I've been sorta "meh" on the whole hip-hop thing. However, all of this changed when one of my friends introduced me to The Kleptones' "A Night at the Hip-Hopera" and DJ Dangermouse's "The Grey Album." It turns out that a part of my brain responds ecstatically to high-quality hip-hop set to music that I love.

What blogs/websites/DJs should I be familiar with? Sites with downloadable material are especially appreciated.

Also - as a side note - does anybody know of a good (Windows) utility for downloading MP3s from blogs? Winamp has a feature that's supposed to do this, but it never works for me.
posted by Afroblanco to Media & Arts (31 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Girl Talk
posted by nitsuj at 11:29 AM on March 12, 2008 [2 favorites]

Best answer: The Hood Internet. All you need.
posted by wemayfreeze at 11:30 AM on March 12, 2008

Back when everyone and their mother was making Jay-Z mashups, my favorite one was The Slack Album. It was a near perfect mix of Jay-Z and Pavement. Sadly it seems that the website where you could download it no longer exists.
posted by burnmp3s at 11:32 AM on March 12, 2008

second Girl Talk- Night Ripper is his best.
posted by farishta at 11:39 AM on March 12, 2008

Oink used to be awesome for finding these albums. Too bad they got closed down. If you have memberships to the Oink replacements (I wish I did, can't check for ya).

This: http://www.discogs.com/release/618853 (Quentin Tarantino Mash Up by James Hyman) was a good mashup album, if you can find the torrent.
posted by ShootTheMoon at 11:47 AM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Best of Bootie CDs are free and downloadable.
posted by carabiner at 11:52 AM on March 12, 2008 [1 favorite]

Best answer: seconding girl talk - that's probably the best stuff out there.

check out tim fite's over the counter culture.

go to hypem.com and search for mashup (or mash-up, mash up, etc.).

check out this lifehacker.com entry about google search, using the same queries as above for hype machine.
posted by ncc1701d at 11:53 AM on March 12, 2008

diplo's essential mix from 2007 is awesome. It has lots of mashed up goodness. Less rap, but still very very respectable.
posted by zpousman at 11:58 AM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Blogs? Check out this blogroll at the TofuHut.
posted by mattbucher at 12:02 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Get thee to the The Hood Internet Indie rock meets Dirty South Krunk. R. Kelly meets Rogue Wave, Lil Wayne vs. Modest Mouse, T.I. vs Fujiya & Miyagi , and even TLC via Led Zeppelin. Any mash-up worth its salt has got to better than listening to any song individually. The even do photo-mashups of the artists together that look just as convincing as the songs are. And they're playing SXSW if you happen to be in Austin,TX this weekend.
posted by caveatz at 12:04 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Bootie is an awesome monthly mashup party that posts lots of mashups on their website and blog.
Get Your Bootleg On is a mashup forum.
YourSpins is a mashup community with contests and the like
MashupTown is s so-so mashup blog.

But, yeah. The Hood Internet is pretty much all you need.
posted by youarenothere at 12:13 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Also, the Download Embedded Firefox extension lets you readily batch download embedded files like mp3s from a website.
posted by youarenothere at 12:16 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: does anybody know of a good (Windows) utility for downloading MP3s from blogs?

There's a great add-on for the firefox browser called downloadthemall that lets you download all the MP3s on a page in just a few clicks.
posted by Fupped Duck at 12:16 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: DJs On Strike
posted by afx114 at 12:26 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: DJ Prizefighter does a bunch of these, although they are hip-hop mashed up with other hip-hop. I haven't listened to any of the new stuff, but his (her?) old stuff was teh awesome.
posted by jtfowl0 at 12:36 PM on March 12, 2008

ncc1701d: thanks for that tim fite link. That's one of the most interesting things I've heard in months.
posted by Leon at 12:44 PM on March 12, 2008

Sorry, apparently the mp3 links at the DJ Prizefighter site don't work. And wow, Girl Talk is completely badass.
posted by jtfowl0 at 12:47 PM on March 12, 2008

Go get the rest of The Kleptones' stuff, if you haven't already.

Yoshimi Battles the Hip-Hop Robots is what got me started. From Detroit to J.A. and 24 Hours have a wider variety of music; they're not concentrating specifically on hip-hop, but still worth a listen.
posted by owtytrof at 12:59 PM on March 12, 2008

Given the link you posted in your question, you've probably already been to mine. I should have checked first. Sorry about that.(and for the double)
posted by owtytrof at 1:01 PM on March 12, 2008

Seconding the Best of Bootie albums. They're awesome. (The 2007 one starts with a Star Wars mashup that had me physically laughing during a jog.)
posted by web-goddess at 2:38 PM on March 12, 2008

WEST SOUNDS (if you can find it). I think it was the college dropout (kanye west) remixed with Pet Sounds (beach boys). Awesome.
posted by muscat at 2:41 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Seconding the hood internet. I also would recommend the following:
Ratatat has a good mix that they just released (there's also a volume 1 that was good).
I also like (and this is a bit older and sillier) DJ ZTrip's uneasy listening vol 1 . This has some remarkable shit.
posted by alkupe at 2:50 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Give DJ Swindle a shot. I can vouch for the Bob-Marley-Meets-Mobb-Deep mash, as well as the Nas-via-Al-Green tracks.

Thanks for asking this, by the way. I was just about to do the same.
posted by peacecorn at 5:54 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Loo & Placido.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 6:40 PM on March 12, 2008

Best answer: Mashup of Queen and 50 Cent: Q-Unit
posted by thelongcon at 6:45 AM on March 13, 2008

Best answer: Try McSleazy, team 9 and go home productions for specific kick ass remixers.
posted by roofus at 10:20 AM on March 13, 2008

Response by poster: Wow, what an awesome thread. This is going to keep me busy for a while. Thanks, all!
posted by Afroblanco at 8:16 PM on March 13, 2008

Damn. Girl Talk isn't on iTunes.
posted by sourwookie at 8:55 AM on March 17, 2008

Bangfest by Ludachrist is one of the best I have heard.
posted by teh asset at 1:13 PM on March 20, 2008

Girl Talk's Feed The Animals is good stuff and is available for name-your-own-price.
posted by finite at 5:08 PM on October 11, 2008

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