Wednesday, January 13, 2010

All Good in the Hood

The Hood Internet are two Chicago DJs who mix rap and R&B acapellas over pop songs, producing epic party mixes and ridic live shows.

What's that smartass? You liked them better when they were a dude from Baltimore and called Girl Talk? Let me splain something to you:

1. Unlike Girl Talk, the Hood dudes don't have a need to drop Big Pop Culture References to show how clever they are. In fact, they often drop lesser known stuff like Royksopp and Beirut - whatever sounds good, basically. The gully-rapper-over-naive-80s-track gimmick was played out the third time I heard it. It's 2010 - aren't we tired of irony yet?

2. Their mashups are also whole songs, not that 30 second teaser B.S. like Girl Talk pulled

To show you what I mean, here's the Hood's new mixtape, released just before Christmas:


The Hood Internet - The Mixtape Volume Four by hoodinternet

Peep the whole tracklist here. Some of my favorites:

David Banner vs. Fujiya and Miyagi - one of the best mixtape openers ever, if not the best

Lil Wayne vs. Royksopp @ 6:00 - you are not prepared for how good this sounds

Ghostface Killah vs. Beirut @ 58.30 - no words

Download the whole thing at their site, where you can find many other dope mixes. And for those of you in the Chitown area, hit up their Facebook page to stay up on shows - I can only imagine how hard they must bring it live

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CHIP said...

Randomly caught these guys out in LA a few months ago. Show was nuts. Everyone left with their clothes totally soaked from dancing their faces off. Thanks for posting

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CHIP said...

WOW-loving the soldier boy vs joe jackson

Anonymous said...

Guiltily dig this a lot.

Brynna said...

We will never be tired of irony.

Sanju Sebastian said...

irony has nothing to do with it. it's just dope to hear the songs you like recontextualized...

EricMLeventhal said...

Even I'll admit this is kinda cool. Certainly more artistic than anything Girl Talk does, unless you count toilet paper throwing to be creative and copyrightable.