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The Green Album

Omer Saar (of universoulproductions fame) has cobbled together the Green Album, a collection of Al Green tracks mixed with acapellas from various rappers.

You’ll hear some Jay-Z, MF Doom, Common,  the Fugees, Pharycde, and others on this record.  So definitely a pretty dope tracklisting.

Check it all out at his blog here.

Now I know it seems suspiciously similar to the AlMatic post we did earlier, but it’s definitely not.  The Green Album is about 6 times as dope and definitely worth your time to download.

And it’s free.  I don’t know how long it’ll stay up (since these things seem to disappear faster than that pitcher of beer you bought for everyone), but it’s worth a look.  So head over to Omer Saar’s blog and download this ASAP.

And it’s just in time with Al Green’s new album, Lay it Down.

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Al Green drops new album

Al Green has just released his new album Lay it Down.  He’s really gone out of his way to make a pretty killer record.  He’s recruited some top-notch talent, getting ?uestlove to produce some tracks.

He’s also featured John Legend,  Corrine Bailey Rae and others, trying to get the best of the “new soul” movement on his side.

I can’t even begin to tell you how unreal Al Green is, or was, in his classic days.  “Let’s Stay Together” has to be one of the most classic tracks I’ve ever heard of.

Green says that this album is full of love songs, something he’s always been good at.  So if you’re looking for a killer album for some summer romance, definitely pick this one up.

Listen to the NPR interview.

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DJ Swindle – ALmatic

DJ Swindle has put out entire albums of mashup goodness.  Tackling everything from mixing Eminem with Michael Jackson, 50 Cent with 80’s music and even (as you can listen to below) Snoop Dogg with Curtis Mayfield.  Here is Snooperfly – Fuck That.

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One of the ones that caught my eye was his mashup of Nas and Al Green, titled “ALmatic”.  Most of the links on Swindle’s webpage are broken, but with some creative googling I managed to find a copy of ALmatic online.  So download it below:

http://www.zshare.net/download/117773263de3599f/