Monday, 30 June 2008

Jay-Z - 99 problems (Oasis remix)

So I had this idea whilst waiting for jay-z to come on stage at Glastonbury. Essentially it was going to be a reference to the whole situation with Noel Gallagher claiming that hip-hop shouldn't be aloud at Glastonbury and generally being an ignorant tool.

I had the idea of mixing Wonderwall with 99 Problems for shits and giggles, and then considered doing a little remix ep (which I think I will). Then jay comes out and does a cover of Wonderwall and follows it with 99 problems, figures. Now my slightly original idea lost its originality.

Anyways, here it is. Stay tuned for more tracks, maybe.

Also, note, this was my first attempt at remixing with video.

Hippomothamus - 99 Problems / Wonderwall (Jay-Z/Oasis remix) [youtube]

Edit: MP3 available here

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

We Started Mashing (The Ting Tings Mashup)


I'm back with my first mixtape since "rhyming in rainbows". I must say I was slightly overwhelmed by the reviews and what not it got. Seeing people talk about something I created and showing their appreciation's for my work was a real confidence booster. So I'd like to say thanks to people such as wonky_blog, Boom Bap Hip Hop and Oh, Warfair & Therapy to name a few.

But yeah, the ting tings. So I'd heard their song "Great DJ" quite a bit and had started to hear "That's not my name. At first I was a bit iffy with them but their rather 'unique' sound found its way in to my head. I was at a party a couple weeks back where a friend stuck on their album, "We Started Nothing". As I sat their listening to the album (a lot of which is instrumental) I thought to my self "meh, I could mash up this album". So I did.

Now I must say that this is in no way a Rhyming in Rainbows 2: Electric Boogaloo or anything. I put a lot of work into that mixtape where as this project was, for the most part, just cutting loops and laying the raps over them. But that doesn't mean its a bad mixtape, 'cause it aint. But that's just my opinion... So yeah. The ting tings.....mashed up....with common, mos def, beasties etc etc bla bla. Download and preview below.

Hippomothamus - We Started Mashing: Download [.zip]
Hippomothamus - We Started Mashing: Download [.torrent]

Ch-Check It Out + Great DJ

Cleanin' Out My Closet + Thats Not My Name

Two Words + Fruit Machine

Larry Lessig + Traffic Lights (Interlude)

Go + Shut Up And Let Me Go

The Corner + Keep Your Head

It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop + Be The One

Make You Feel That Way + We Walk

Clothes Off + Impacilla Carpisung

All Lifestyles + We Started Nothing