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Check Out: El-P mashes up Metallica and Prince (CoS Premiere)

on December 12, 2011, 5:26pm

screen shot 2011 12 12 at 11 51 45 am Check Out: El P mashes up Metallica and Prince (CoS Premiere)

El-P didn’t even put out an album this year and he still owned it. He reunited with Company Flow, dropped a new track, remixed it with Rush, and appeared with Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire & Friends on “The Last Huzzah“, which landed on our Top 50 Songs of the Year. It ain’t over yet.

As unlikely as the pair may be, Prince and Metallica just got the El-P mashup treatment. El-P had this to say about the track:

“I was asking people who follow me on Twitter about who the most anti downloading/digital music musicians were and we landed on Metallica (who I dont give a shit about) and Prince (who is one of my biggest influences).  For fun, I put this thing together comprised of Metallica’s “Unforgiven Part 2″ and Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

And to complete the circle, download the mashup below.

El-P – “The Unforgiven II/ Purple Rain”


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December 13, 2011 at 11:46 am

The kick does clip a bit….but damn.   This is more like El-P jamming with Prince and Metallica than an actual mash-up….yet it sure does get me stoked for the forthcoming album.  The beat seems similar to TPC…..and that’s a sign of good things to come.  

December 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

soundsss  good  listen to the song  not just the KICKKK

December 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

way to kick the beehive nest! this is the first time in 2 decades that metallica actually has something listenable! love it!!

December 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

People are dicks. I like the mashup, because I am not a dick. *downloads, plays on repeat*

El Problemo
December 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm

That kick makes this unlistenable.  Mix on the drums sounds like accidental clipping.  Remix the remix?

Fr Visage
December 13, 2011 at 1:26 am

Could YOU do it? No. Besides that it’s free. stop bitching.

December 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm

its well put-together just hard to listen to. it was a good idea too, i just would have chosen a different metallica song and probably wouldnt have gone with prince.

Bo James Hancock
December 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm

haha well why dont you go do that then?


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