Two Friday mixtapes for you from two different ends of the world. Shinobi Ninja brings that wild rock n’ rap to blast you for the weekend before you get blasted. When you wake up from all that, bring in Diwon (Producer/DJ from Shemspeed records) for some house-bmore-dancehall-crunk through out the whole week. Shinobi just got their hit song “Rock Hood” into the NBA 2k12 soundtrack, which will sell nearly 2,000,000 copies, and they also played the 311 pow wow fest in Florida the past week with…(guess who)….ummm…. 311!!, not to mention G-Love, The Movement, Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys and more…
and now its mixtape time. Are you ready to rock? for free?
Shinobi Ninja – “The Chronicles Of Hashy Larry”
Ah, the ’90s! A time of economic surplus, when the Iraqi war was something we had won, and the 21st century held promise of a neverending cool thanks to hipster pioneers like The Beastie Boys and Spike Jonez. Over a decade later, and the future turned out not to be so bright, but that doesn’t mean these cool hunting veterans can’t still have a good time. So here we have the clip for “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win,” Jonez’s first collaboration with MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D since 1998′s “Root Down” video, and it’s a nostalgic winner.
Diplo and Switch have been hard at work on the next Major Lazer album, but the duo found time to remix the Beastie Boys collaboration with Santigold, “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win.” The result is the sort of dancehall flava’d jammy jam one would obviously expect when all these faves arrive at the same party.