Thursday, January 8, 2009


What do you get when you combine one of hip hop's most influential MCs and entrepreneurs of all time with one of rock's most innovative and influential bands of all time?


NYC's Minty Fresh Beats makes a big splash with this impressive mash-up which takes a page out of Danger Mouse's playbook. If you recall, Danger Mouse
made (controversial) waves of his own with 2004's pairing ofJay Z's Black Album and The Beatles' White Album, aptly titled The Grey Album. Now, he's making beautiful music together with Cee Lo as the indie funk duo Gnarls Barkley.

Jaydiohead is certainly worth a listen and Minty Fresh Beats deserve applause for the solid effort. Standout tracks include Wrong Prayer, 99 Anthems, No Karma, Dreaming Up, and my personal favorite Dirt Off Your Android.