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Wait What: "The Notorious xx"

Wait What: "The Notorious xx"

Wasn't it only a matter of time before somebody did it? The xx's debut album has been remixed and mashed-up and run through the meat grinder a thousand times since its 2009 release. Pairing their spacious, gloomy sound with the Notorious BIG, as Wait What has done on his debut album, The Notorious xx, now seems weirdly obvious. Wait What doesn't take apart the tracks and reinvent both sources like Danger Mouse did on The Grey Album, but Biggie's massive attitude does sound pretty cool with the xx's ethereal, sultry haze anyway. You can download the whole thing at his website. [NY Mag]

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You're right -- seems like a pretty natural fit, although Biggie sounds good over nearly anything (including Puffy's background vocals). I'd be more interested if Wait What stuck solely to Ready to Die, but I'm definitely going to take a listen. Anybody else hear it yet?

/site_media/uploads/images/users/brandon/216_browser_clut.gif brandon

Wow. This version of "Juicy" makes you really appreciate the original beat...

/site_media/uploads/images/users/brandon/216_browser_clut.gif brandon

I heard the redo of dead wrong a couple of days ago... wasn't feelin it.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Al/batmulletjpg.jpg Al

Yeah, I've gone back to the originals. Maybe my original hypothesis is incorrect...

/site_media/uploads/images/users/brandon/216_browser_clut.gif brandon

It seems like the XX is too low-energy for Biggie.

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I think it's worth listening to once, for sure. And it's definitely an impressive experiment that shows-- like Brandon said-- how great Biggie sounds over anything, and how easy it is to put anything over the xx. I think the problem is more that dude didn't go far enough. This would have sounded better if he had less inclination to keep both sources so relatively intact.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/ChrisBosman/Bio Pic.jpg ChrisBosman

this is really, really really bad.

jake

^^ i agree. hating this.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

islands remix is great... wait what put work in. also the image verification is effing impossible on this stupid site

christo

love it!

nacho libre

this is amazing

joe

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