The New LoFi

Ten Years

Fun in the Ghetto

The rain clouds cleared out from above New York City this afternoon, and although it is still windy, I felt like it is time for some “feel good” music. I found a hip-hop tracks that are mashed up with something fun to give them a softer edge. Think: a windy spring afternoon in New York City.

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K-OS “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman”
This is a pretty brilliant mash up of Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Meyer’s song “California” and K-OS’s “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman.” (You are probably more familiar with Phantom Planet’s “California,” from the sound track of the O.C.)

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Cam’ron “Spend The Night”
This might not be your traditional “feel good” song… It’s Cam’ron. And he just can’t help being hood. But I think this kind of song is fucking hilarious. With lyrics like: “you clugged up, I’ll be your plumber.” AND “get your mouth wet, you’re the outlet, I got the plug,” how could you not laugh?

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Outkast The White Panda “Praise Outkast” mash-up
Outkast is a little more thoughtful then Cam’ron, when it comes to writing:
“what do you want to be when you grow up?” “alive.” but this White Panda mash-up still has that upbeat + hip-hop sound. good track.