Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cross genre mixes

Every oncei n a while, two music greats from completely different backgrounds and genres will team up. The result? Absoulute bliss! I think the most well-known of these pairings have involved a rapper/chanter on one end. Maybe that's because rap/hip-hop/reggae are genres prone to duets/featured artistes. Or maybe it feels that way because rap/hip-hop/reggae is so far removed from pretty much all the other genres.

Either way, here are three of my fave cross genre collabs.

Over and Over- Nelly feat. Tim McGraw. 2003.

Numb/Encore- Jay-Z and Linkin Park. 2004.

Stan- Eminem featuring Dido. 2000.

Love Like This- Natasha Bedingfield featuring Sean Kingston. 2007.

Bittersweet- Kanye West and John Mayer. 2006. (not an official video) Also there's an F-bomb in there, so if you're sensitive to that, or listening in a sensitive enviroment, be warned!

How about you? Fave collabs, cross-genre or otherwise?


Marsha Sigman said...

Peter Straub and Stephen King: The Talisman. Pure magic but they didn't cross genres so this is strictly collaboration.

I also have to admit that I really love Eminem. I don't tell many people...its a secret.shhhhh

Alleged Author said...

I do love it when people cross genres. The test of true talent is being able to throw yourself into something you're uncomfortable with and then succeeding!
I have to agree with Marsha on the collaboration between Peter Straub and Stephen King. :)

ElbieNy25 said...

I loved "Collision Course" by Jay Z and Linkin Park. I agree about hybrid mixes bringing a little something extra to the table. Wish I could play your posts.