With this brilliant mashup, DJ Topcat makes an unlikely connection between the old-school country music of Johnny Cash and the ghetto gangsta rap of Eazy-E — after all, both artists, in their respective days, were known for their “outsider” status, and frank honest lyrics that glorified violence and guns. And here, despite the separation of generations, race, and culture, it all comes together. This is one of the things we love best about mashup culture: seeing two artists — who seem incredibly disparate and with completely different fan bases — and finding that both are actually just two sides of the same coin.
Bye Bye Johnny (Chuck Berry) You’re My Brian Jones (Palmyra Delran) One Day At A Time (Joe Walsh) Johnny 99 (Johnny Cash)
How did the guy known for his Slayer mashups go on to make THIS? Yup, that’s why we LOVE DJ Schmolli … not to mention why we love the “no genre is safe” motto of mashup culture. Schmolli just released his first “mixtape” in ages, “Pirate Nation Vol. 1,” and also just played Bootie Rio, where we’re sure this was a big hit of the night! Finally, an anthem for the curvier girls out shakin’ it!
From http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2008/11/18/bob-dylanjohnny-cash-1968-sessions/ Recorded throughout 1969 on three separate occasions, these recordings mark an important historical collaboration between two American poets/musicians. Even a casual fan of either artist should at least give these a cursory listen. Great stuff.