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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

MP3 of the Day: Kanye West Mix-Tape

Posted By on Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:49 AM

While you wait for the new Kanye platter, 808s & Heartbreak, to hit the stores, check out his mixtape, Sky High. The 19-song set, commissioned by the man himself, is a track-by-track remix of Graduation helmed by DJ Benzi and Plain Pat. Sky High features beats by A-Trak, Scottie B, DJ Stretch Armstrong, Cookin' Soul, Eli Escobar, Diplo, The Kickdrums, and Nick Catchdubs, among others. Check the killer LL Cool J sample in Catchdubs' rework of "Champion"; or A-Track's hustled-up version of "Stronger." And definitely listen to Kanye's remix of his own "Homecoming," with a chunky Justice beat. The songs are almost all completely reworked from the original, and can be streamed on Imeem's site. Good stuff. -- Jennifer Maerz

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