Friday afternoon WTF (Jimmy Page remixes Biggie related)

mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,575 Posts
edited November 2013 in Strut Central

Is this a thing now?
Bored millionaire rock stars poorly remixing 20 year old hip hop with thier own material for the fun of it?


  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    This would have probably gotten some love circa 2001. Not so good in the 2013.

  • jesus. not even close to on beat wtf???

    is this real?


  • "a cohesive whole"? apparently and sadly, this is not a joke:

    Jimmy Page Mashes Up Led Zeppelin and Notorious B.I.G.
    'Ramblize' blends the rap anthem 'Hypnotize' with Led Zep's 'Ramble On'

    By Ryan Reed
    November 15, 2013 5:35 PM ET

    Who knew Jimmy Page was a hip-hop head? The legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist has shared an unlikely mash-up track called "Ramblize," which blends his former band's hard-rock anthem "Ramble On" with the Notorious B.I.G.'s rap staple "Hypnotize."

    While this might sound like a bizarre prank, the track is currently streaming at Page's official website. A link to the track was tweeted out this morning, accompanied by the prophetic phrase, "On this day Biggie Smalls."

    "Ramblize" features Biggie rapping his iconic "Hypnotize" verses over a sampled beat, random DJ scratches and various elements (the bassline, acoustic riff and twitchy percussion) from "Ramble On." Meanwhile, bits of Robert Plant's lead vocal ("I smell the rain!") randomly drift through the mix.

    While it's a bit surreal hearing Biggie rap about "bulletproof glass tints" and "every cutie wit' a booty" over a hard-rock classic, the two disparate halves form a strangely cohesive whole.

    In less-quirky Led Zeppelin news, Page is still planning extensive remasters of the band's discography, which will hopefully include a number of unheard "hidden gems."

    "The catalog was last remastered 20 years ago," Page told Rolling Stone last year. "That's a long time. Everything is being transferred from analog to a higher-resolution digital format. That's one of the problems with the Zeppelin stuff. It sounds ridiculous on MP3. You can't hear what's there properly." Page also promised that the reissues would include "the substantial stuff" left on the cutting room floor, including "different versions of things, different approaches to the mixes."

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  • dazed and confused yo...
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