Nine vs Nirvana: Lyin’ King (JChan Paper Cuts Remix) and More Rock Remixes

As I  mentioned in my previous post, rock and hip hop mashups are tricky – when done well, they bring out the intensity of both tracks, when done not-so-well, you get Limp Bizkit.

The idea isn’t new, of course, but more recent producers have put their own spin on rock-rap hybrids with interesting results. Some examples:

Roc Raida & DJ Vlad: “Whole Lotta Dead Wrong”
The late, great X-cutioners alumnus Led Zeppelin produced this remix, featuring Biggie’s “Dead Wrong” over Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” with DJ Vlad. Works on every level.

DJ Muggs: Rush vs Ghostface Killa (Classic Mixtape Vol. 1)
Cypress Hill and Soul Assasin’s DJ Muggs put this dope collection out a few years back, including remixes of Nas and Heart, John Lennon vs Soul Assassins, Wu Tang vs Blondie and the above-mentioned track, featuring Ghostface vocals over Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer.’

Ratatat Remixes Vol. 1 and 2
The Brooklyn duo makes bangin’ beats with rock dynamics – their Ratatat remixes series features remixes of Jay-Z, Raekwon, Biggie, Missy Elliot and more.

And last but not least (for now), here’s my mashup of gruff-voiced Bronx MC Nine‘s ‘Lyin King’ with Nirvana’s “Paper Cuts” (featuring Dale Crover on drums) from their debut album Bleach.

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