Jay-Z said he doesn't have any negative feelings toward Oasis, even though guitarist Noel Gallagher said he didn't think it was appropriate for Jigga to headline this year's Glastonbury Festival in England. Jay even said he would be open to working with Oasis in the future if the right idea and right music were to come about.
Well, a few DJs have pushed the collaboration further along, without involving either party. Mash-up time!
On Tuesday, a blend of the artists, put together by DJ Danny Diggz, hit the Net. The spinner laid the vocals of Oasis' "Wonderwall" over the Kanye West-produced thump of "Jockin' Jay-Z." The result is the song "Jackin' Jay-Z."
On Wednesday (August 20), a trio of producers from Spain called Cookin' Soul released the mixtape OJayZis: Jay-Z vs. Oasis. The mixtape takes the vocals from some of Jay's greatest hits and matches them with the beats and choruses from various Oasis records.
Cookin' Soul released a statement on 2DopeBoyz.com saying they made the street CD in one night. "You know we had to do it," the post said. "Yeah, it is today's beef ... or should we say today's biggest promo move? We, too, we on a promo move. It's been our hardest work so far. Don't even try it at home. Oasis ain't the Delfonics, if you know what we mean."
Among the blends you'll find is "99 Supersonic Problems," which features the lyrics from Jay's "99 Problems" and the music from Oasis' "Supersonic." "Justify It Out" mixes "Justify My Thug" from The Black Album with "Go Let It Out" from Oasis' Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. And, of course, you're going to hear what Young Hov sounds like over "Wonderwall." Cookin' Soul bakes "The Ruler's Back" from The Blueprint over the Brits' classic for the track "Wonderback."
OJayZis isn't Cookin' Soul's first Jay-Z mixtape: They've also concocted Billboard Gangsters, which married the music of Jigga and Elvis Presley.
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