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DJ’s like Z-trip and blogs like Hood Internet have been playing match-maker between hip-hop and the rest of the music world, bringing together unlikely tracks and crowds. 

Danger Mouse’s Grey Album (a mash up of The Beatles’ White Album and Jay-Z’s The Black Album) was only the beginning for this new breed of spinners/ music nerds who execute their styles like collage artists.  Jay-Z + Radiohead = Jaydiohead, Beatles + Beastie Boys = Beastles.  Our favorite beats, licks and rhymes get face-lifts in collaboration with artists from various genres.  Reincarnated in attention-deficit friendly form, here’s a round-up of 10 mashed up tracks for the summer.  You tell us if these collaborations are headed for more future hook-ups or if the original versions are too classic to be meddled with.

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Mash Up DJ:  DJ Crooked

Song: ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

Artist: Jay-Z vs. Arrested Development

 

NEXT PAGE: SUMMERTIME FLASHBACK! JAZZY JEFF VS. DAFT PUNK

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Mash up DJ: The Hood Internet

Song: ‘Summer Circuit’

Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff vs. Daft Punk
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