6 Dec
The Beatles' White Album + Jay-Z’s Black Album, reboosted

The only bummer about 2004’s mashup masterpiece The Grey Album was the audio quality. Taking sliced up music from The Beatles’ peerless White Album and layering acapellas from Jay-Z’s legendary farewell (yeah right) LP The Black Album, Danger Mouse unknowingly crafted perhaps the best known oeuvre in the mashup genre. While Danger Mouse was at the time only known to underground hip-hop heads for his work with terminally underrated rapper Jemini, it was The Grey Album that lifted him from obscurity and laid the foundation for his work with Cee-Lo Green on Gnarls Barkley, which of course sprouted the 2006 Record of the Year “Crazy”. Now audio engineer John Stewart has cleaned up, compressed, tweaked and boosted the landmark mashup album, and the results are well worth replacing the old files in your iTunes. Stream the remastered Grey Album below, and download at will for endless home listening…

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