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Wow it’s been a long time!  Things change pretty fast in college, and a month can feel like a day.  Lots of stuff has happened since my my post.  Way too much to say here.  We all need to video chat or something soon!

Anyway, one of the things in the immediate future that I am looking forward to is the annual Meddies tour.  One week of singing at a different college almost every night brings a lot of driving, debauchery, and of the course the soundtrack to accompany all of this craziness.  Enter: The White Panda.  These guys have been putting up some sick mash-ups on their site, and you can download them all for free! I have never been one to love mash-ups, as I generally think they’re the derivative products of talentless hacks, but these ones are absolutely awesome.

My friend and fellow Meddie, Brian, introduced me to this song in his car the other day and my mind was subsequently blown.  Who knew Eminem could actually sound good?  Listen to that sweet, upwardly moving synth riff and the way the song explodes after that grooving solo guitar riff.  YES!  Do your self a favor and check out The White Panda’s unbelievably sweet mash-up of Eminem’s “Superman” and Bag Raiders’ “Shooting Stars“:  “Shooting Superstars”

Almost all of the snow is gone in Maine and spring is basically here.  This feeling of the incoming new season is one of my favorite moments of the entire year.  This is my new spring jam.  Yes, oh yes.


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There are so many layers of irony to this that I don’t even know where to start.

Essentially, this song is a mash-up of “Party and Bullshit” by Notorious B.I.G. with “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. Oh. My. God. So amazing.

I’m not sure why or how Miley Cyrus became popular with college students all of a sudden. At Colby (and, according to Mikel, at Bowdoin too–but then again, what’s even the difference between the two, really?), this song blew up, and if you go to a party this year at good ol’ Colbs, you are guaranteed to hear “Party in the USA” at least three times.

Even if it is Miley Cyrus, you have to agree that “Party in the USA” is SO catchy and SO well-written. Now, throw in Biggie’s impeccable flow to this perfect pop song, and BAM. Pure gold.

Mash-up artist hathbanger slammed together these two songs, and I’m not sure whether to thank him or just wonder at it. I think I’m going to go with thanking him.


Oh, and this song is up here in TRUE Illin’ Music Thread style. Gabe posted this song on Mikel’s wall. I chill with Mikel tonight, he shows me this song, and I post it up here. Thanks so much to Gabe and Mikel for this song! Holla!

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Now, I don’t usually like mash-ups, but this is so cool and so dope. Team Teamwork mashed up songs from N64’s Ocarina of Time with a bunch of different hip hop songs. Some work better than others, but most are solid gold. My favorite is definitely the “Getting Treasure” soundclip of Zelda fame mashed up with Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg’s “Still D.R.E.”.

I grew up on N64, and this is a great collision of my favorite game with many of my favorite hip hop artists. I think you guys (especially you, mikel, seeing as how you would wake up at 5 to play Zelda before your parents woke up) will dig this, although I’m sure some of you have this already. Word!

Download the album here. Click “download”, and you can either pay for it or download the 128k album for free (look for the free download at the bottom of the download page). Enjoy!

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