Free Rap & Open Hip Hop

July 20th, 2011 |  Published in Blog

Old Dirty BastardDescribed on their website as “a must listen for anyone who even looked at a skateboard in the 90’s” (O_o), Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy’s Wugazi project – a collection of mash-up mixes of Fugazi with Wu-Tang Clan – is about as non-awaited as you can get. The latest in a deluge of fan fiction crossovers, this is essentially a musical version of what everyone seems to have planned for the X-Men, whether it’s teaming them up with Picard, Riker and Data, throwing Dracula into the mix or pitting them against Ken, Dhalsim and Ryu (see the latter link’s gushing “AT LAST!” for an hilarious indication of how we’re supposed to react to these kinds of cultural collisions/car crashes).

Never ones to resist a cheap pisstake, Bang the Bore have decided to wade into this oversaturated market by commissioning a web-compilation of hip hop spliced with free improvisation and open composition. free rap / open hip hopCage vs John Cage, Polwechsel vs Mike Ladd, NWA vs AMM, Alvin Lucier vs Aceyalone, Han Bennink vs Old Dirty Bastard, Mattin vs Das Racist… whatever takes your fancy. Scour the dark places of the internet for acapella mixes and see what you can come up with.

Anyone can take part by emailing us at bangthebore (at) gmail (dot) com; whether or not this is a joke or ends up actually happening depends on whether we get sent anything. Whatever we receive will be put up for free download on our releases page alongside some ill-conceived pseudo-vanguardist promotional claptrap that hopefully a few people will end up taking seriously. As ever, there’s a thread in the Borum for organising this and/or shooting the shit.

Our bet is that it’ll sound a little like David Sylvian’s Manafon, only with better vocals.

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July 20th, 2011 | by | Published in Blog