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‘DoYaThing’ By the Numbers: Dissecting Gorillaz/LCD/Andre 3000’s 13-Minute Song

"Splooshie-sploosh," "bloop-de-bloop" and all that shhhhh

picture-18576-1373300776By: Marc Hogan // February 24, 2012

Earlier this week, Converse unveiled a radio edit of “DoYaThing,” a predictably killer collaboration between Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and sublime OutKast rapper André 3000. Now, via Seattle’s 107.7 the End, we can all enjoy the madness. Let’s just say these gentlemen have outdone themselves.

As promised, there’s an extended, LCD Soundsystem-style krautrock freakout while Three Stacks riffs exuberantly about how he’s “the shit.” It’s hilarious just picturing these guys in the studio. While you’re listening, which is gonna take a while, here are some vital statistics:

Length of track: 13 minutes, 5 seconds

Approximate time André 3000 comes in: the 1:50 mark

Number of times André 3000 rhymes “splooshie-sploosh” with “bloop-de-bloop”: 1

Number of times André 3000 says “shit”: at least 68

Number of times André 3000 says “thing”: at least 40

Number of times André 3000 says the tracks sounds “excellent” to him: 2

Number of things André 3000 says are “jealous” of him: infinite

Temperature André 3000 can make it on y’all: 100 degrees

Approximate number of words André 3000 delivers on the track: 1,115

Approximate number of words Damon Albarn delivers: 215

Approximate number of words James Murphy delivers: 57

Number of times we want more cowbell: countless