Sunday, October 24, 2004
OK, so the whole Black Album remixes thing was pretty lame, as was Jay jumping onstage with people like Phish and desperately courting the rock audience (although I don't have as much of a problem with "99 Problems" getting played on alt-rock radio - it at least sounds like the old Beastie Boys records those stations love anyway, which is more than you can say for the shitty Outkast and Eminem songs that those stations have previously broken format to play). The dude was already a rockist favorite, his stock with that crowd only went down by letting them know he gave a shit. But I have to admit that I think this Jay-Z/Linkin Park thing is kind of cool, if only because they actually got onstage and did the 'mash-ups' live (as opposed to the band learning cod-metal versions of "99" and "Big Pimpin'" to back him on). I really wanna hear the "Jigga What/Faint" blend, that has the potential to be awesome.