Now how the hell does that happen. While both albums were fun listens, The Throne may be a classic, while no one is saying IV is anywhere near Wayne’s best work, lacking his typical energy and quick wit. There are rumors that Birdman bought up most of those units, but he vehemently (and obviously) denies any shadiness. So even though Young Money fanatics showed out more than the Roc Nation and G.O.O.D. Music combined, in the remix world, The Throne reigns supreme. While “John” and “6 foot 7 foot” occasionally get tweaked, many DJs and rappers are tackling the years ahead of their time beats and the creative dialogue throughout. Here’s the definitive collection of over 30 mashups, freestyles, and remixes of Watch the Throne. We’ll update this everytime a new remix catches our attention:
NIGGAS IN PARIS: here’s a can’t look away, seizure-inducing video by Joseph Maruca for the funniest song title of the year
UPDATE: Feb 18th 2012 – Hometown Orlando electronica DJ KillaGraham never misses; the dude always hits home runs. Here’s his latest out of the stadium hit, a mashup of Kanye and Jay Z with Chasing Shadows.
J Cole’s “Can’t Get Enough” and Busta Rhymes lightning quick verse over the Paris beat via DJ 2lazy:
Caligula glitches out “Niggas in Paris” and gives it some massive drops. He’s real talented, we’re gonna post his Cris Cab remix up soon.
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Miami rapper Ghostwridah just dropped this the other day and it’s massive. He spits quick smart verses for the first two minutes. This isn’t the first time Ghost has tackled Kanye, as he remixed his entire Dark Fantasy album, which can be downloaded here.
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The super talented British producer/DJ/rapper Wiley comes in at 1:45 and drops just a few bars. Wiley’s starts the verse of weak, then brings it home nicely. He’s does a much better job on Mark Ronson’s “Record Collection”.
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OTIS: official video by Spike Jonze of a Batman Maybach
Arie ‘BeBe Boohgz’ Dixon, whom I’ve meant to do a feature on but I’m lazy, is a rapper that makes all songs he touches better. Check his site for his free takes on Drake, Frank Ocean, Eminem, and more. He’s gonna be big, and he’s that rare exception where his real name is better than his stage name.
This is an old one from when H.A.M. dropped almost a full year before The Throne, Lupe Fiasco freestyles over it in a half-assed way, so we’re assuming this is a legit off the top of your head freestyle.
There seems to only be one good “Who Gon’ Stop Me” remix on the world wide web right now and it belongs to DJ Benzi and DJA, who give more airtime to Flux Pavilion. We just found DJ Benzi recently and he has some sick songs that are sure to be posted soon, like that killer Gym Class Heroes versus Easy Does It mash.
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Last but surely not least, Market Price is the duo of Valentino & DJ GOJ!RA who “run the electronic music pick & roll like Stockton + Malone.” They remixed the entire damn album to create a wholly new dance record to play in clubs and parties: