I really don’t know where to start here. I’m typing this off some pretty raw emotion with little-to-no filter as I haven’t even finished reading this Village Voice article.
For those who don’t know, I dropped a mash-up album producing Portishead around Joe Budden (and guests) vocals.
The mash-up got a lot of attention, going as far as Rolling Stone Magazine. Pretty awesome for something that was knocked out in a weekend over 2 boxes of Macaroni and Cheese.
A month or 2 later, I was passed an interview with Joe Budden where he gave props to the mash-up and said it was one of the better remix projects he’d come across.
No diss to Joey, that was a pretty insane moment for me.
But this moment I’m feeling right now sits at the top of a lot of special moments in my music career and life in general.
To be recognized and to have my project put in such high regard by an actual member of Portishead leaves me beyond speechless. As an artist who kinda gives 2 shits about “what blog your on”, “who’s featured on my album” and all that other bullshit that clusters over genuine love for music, nothing means more than having an artist you respect the hell out of acknowledging your work using their material.
THANK YOU GEOFF BARROW. And THANK YOU PORTISHEAD.
Thanks for listening.
Thanks for digging the music.
And thanks for letting all the ideas you guys throw out to the world bounce off me and right back to you again.
Thanks for pushing new music, new ideas, and new sounds forward into space.
I love this moment.
And I’m going to sit in it for a little while longer.
Here’s the Village Voice Article (the part in question is below if you don’t want to read the whole thing).
“But Portishead’s relationship with hip-hop has always been symbiotic; its music is synonymous with the flickering, noir sense that rappers have been trying to evoke for years. The band has been dutifully sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and a young Timbaland, not to mention flipped on records by Slick Rick, Three 6 Mafia, and Canibus. (Barrow’s favorite Portishead rework is the Cincinnati DJ Ill Poetic’s mash-up of their music and the vocals from Joe Budden’s mixtape Mood Muzik 3.) “
Here’s Budden Meets Portishead for FREE Download
Here’s the Instrumentals as well.
This really put a battery in my back for this new album.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR CARING.