There’s no lack of genre-crossing album mashups, and while most are for-kicks novelty, some are much more meaningful,like the Beatles-Jay-Z mix The Grey Album, which launched the career of Danger Mouse. Here’s another one definitely worth a listen: SPIN Artists of the Year the Black Keys mashed with OutKast rapper Big Boi. Download below (via Nah Right).
Aptly-titled The Brothers of Chico Dusty, the mixtape combines two of SPIN’s 40 Best Albums of 2010: Big Boi’s solo LP Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty and the Keys’ Brothers. Whoever’s responsible for this gem — apparently, it’s anonymous artist who goes by “Wick-it” — shouldn’t slip back onto the web unrecognized.
The Black Keys are no strangers to hip-hop either. They recently recorded an album as BlakRoc with Mos Def, Q-Tip, Jim Jones, RZA, and others. Read SPIN’s Artist of the Year article about the Keys here.
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