It’s Friiiiiday, Friiiiiday, listening to mashups on Friiiiiday.
eaturing Jay Z’s American Gangster mixed with Brian Eno’s Another Day On Earth.
What result, you ask?
Well, as I’ve learned from many, many, many Jay-Z mashup albums, Jay’s flow blends easily with a number of musical styles. Either that or his celebrity and vast catalog of hits make him a desirable target for reinvention. Regardless, on this meeting with ambient music pioneer/ producer extrordinaire, Brian Eno, the two compliment each other well, the best of the bunch being “Under That Ignorant Shit.” Interviews and spoken word clips, in addition to sound effects, beats and scratches, are added to the mix, a hip-hop trade secret that gives the offering some pizazz.
At the end of the day, this is a kitschy treat, good for a couple listens and not much else. But, seeing as today is still Friiiiiday rather than Friday, you might as well embrace guilty pleasure fun.