Friday, December 27, 2013

Reinterpreting the Hip Hop Classics | Skyzoo & Fashawn Take On Jay-Z and Nas

Not many hip hop fans will deny that Nas's Illmatic and Jay's Reasonable Doubt are two of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. This makes the task of reappropriating these albums a difficult task. 

But when two of the most promising young hip hop artists (Fashawn & Skyzoo) took on this challenge they did more than just pay homage to the greats, they actually succeeded at bringing two fresh and creative albums to life that are both rooted in their originals yet born anew as two completely different albums. 

What we find even more interesting is the fact that hip hop, now 3-4 generations deep, is now beginning to recreate the classics in the same way that rock, jazz, blues, and country have been doing for years. 


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