The Kleptones + The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Hip-Hop Robots

Contrary to popular belief, I do listen to music other than hip hop from time to time.  The Flaming Lips happen to be one of my favorite groups and I love their 2002 Yoshima Battles the Pink Robots is one of my favorite albums of any genre (see "Do You Realize??" and "Fight Test" among others).  Imagine my pleasant surprise when I discovered this 2003 remixtape by The Kleptones of YBTPR with various hip hop artist ranging from Eminem, 50 Cent, and Dead Prez to Public Enemy, Q-Tip, and Eric B & Rakim.  I don't typically like mash-ups.  Often they aren't pulled off well and the samples/lyrics don't mesh well (see The Black & Blue Album mix of Jay-Z and Weezer), but when pulled off well, there is often nothing better in genre (see The Grey Album or anything by Mick Boogie).  This is a must download for hip hop heads or anyone who's a fan of hip hop/rock blends. Hit the link for stream/dl.

Peace, Love, & Hip-Rock,

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