How ill is Aphex Twin with the beats? I’ve been listening to his work for about a decade now and none of it sounds dated. Maybe more heads will recognize if I throw some vocals on top… here we have some quality mashups including verses by Busta Rhymes, Peaches, Nas, TI, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip, Afrika Bambaataa, OC, and Kool Keith. Technically one of the instrumentals is co-produced by Squarepusher, but whatever. That dude is crazy too.
My personal fave is “Drop Alberto Like It’s Hot”: ah, Snoop Dogg and Richard D. James, together at last. There’s just something about Snoop and his crew’s lazy, lethargic delivery combined with James’ tranquil, hallucinatory beats, bleeps, and bloops that feels right, like it should have always been this way.
(On a related note, Snoop’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” was the subject of another fine mashup, this time with Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”. Listen to Led Snooppelin here.)