WebbaFied vs Justice

on Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Inspired by DangerMouse's 'Grey Album' (remember that?), New Yawk rapper WebbaFied takes on French dancefloor fillers Justice. And what we get is an intriguing reinterpretation of the 'Cross' album.

I was horrifically put off Justice by their Simian combined 'Never Be Alone' effort - played once, it was bearable. Possibly even good. Then after the 300th time of hearing it, I really throught I would never listen to another Justice track ever again. Too many bad memories. Until the following video appeared on my television screen one night:

If you're too lazy to click to see what that is, it's obviously 'D.A.N.C.E'. A stormer of a track in its own light, the video is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. WebbaFied's 'D.A.N.C.E' is just as energetic and his amusingly witty lyrics compliment the work done by Justice. Recent Justice single 'DVNO' sees WebbaFied take more of a backseat but when he chimes in, he always maintains the intensity of the track. WebbaFied does have a strong political stance, like many artists not happy with the way governments are handling themselves, he expresses this in his music. Give tracks like 'Genesis' and 'One Minute To Midnight' a listen for such lyrical spitting. And while not political as such, 'Stress' is viciously brilliant. It's obviously not all perfect though, 'New Jack' for example is just a bit...dull and Mr Fied offers little to 'The Party'. But those are minor points.

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I guess the biggest compliment you can pay WebbaFied (and mixer Iron Soloman) is he never seems out of place on the tracks. Considering that 'Cross' is so acclaimed (Grammy nominations, Pitchfork etc), that's pretty impressive. I was going to do the hilarious joke about them "doing it justice" but they beat me to it! All that and more on the behind the scenes vid [link].

Here's a couple of the tracks plus an Immuzikation mashup of Justice and Boys II Men! Probably the only time Boys II Men will ever appear on Keep Hope Inside. Unless....

WebbaFied vs Justice - D.A.N.C.E [Yourfilehost D/L]
WebbaFied vs Justice - DVNO [Yourfilehost]
Justice vs Boys II Men - Phantom II Men (Immuzikation Mashup) [zSHARE]

WebbaFied's touring Europe soon, check the dates and download the whole 'Cross' reinterpreted album via his MySpace [link]. You can read his grammar-free interview at Music Liberation too [link].

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