Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Dead Can Dance: "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter"


Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter," including Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg and Missy Elliott. The 22-track set is due Dec. 20 via Bad Boy and features songs built around unreleased Biggie music. The Jazze Pha-produced first single "Nasty Girl" features Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge and Avery Storm. A video for the cut, which goes to U.S. radio outlets on Nov. 14, will be directed by Chris Robinson. As previously reported, another song, "Hold Ya Head," was debuted in late September by AOL Music. It features a sample of the late Bob Marley's "Johnny Was."
Let's see, a Notorious B.I.G. song over a sample of Bob Marley. Why don't they just take the next logical step and make an entire album of new music that features only dead artists? John Bonham on drums, Jimi Hendrix on guitar, John Entwistle on bass, Tupac and Biggie rapping, etc., etc. The next best idea, I guess, would be to find new artists who are still alive and let the dead ones rest in peace. Or is that too crazy?


Anonymous said...

what does this have to do with Dead Can Dance -

Jason Hartley said...

Nothing. It's just a play on their name because the post deals with deceased artists.

Espana said...

Of note is his work with the late Amy Winehouse on "Body and Soul," a heartbreaking, apt tune for the chanteuse's final recording. Both are in their element, and the result is fraught with unrequited longing and slow-burning desperation. It is a fortunate teaming of two great talents bathed in instant pathos in its reminder of how fleeting art, like life, can be. Winehouse's voice was a fine instrument indeed, and "Body and Soul" showcases it.