Leave it to Yeezy to inject some much needed life into Sam Smith. Mash-up master Carlos Serrano (who’s already made bedfellows of artists as disparate as Banks and 2Pac) has set the internet abuzz with his remix of Smith’s betrayed lover’s lament I’m Not The Only One, fusing Kanye West’s self-loathing vocal from Can’t Tell Me Nothing with a tear-triggering piano instrumental. Dropping in a week when we’ve already seen Pusha T tear up a thrilling Kanye beat on Lunch Money, it’s almost enough to keep hungry fans satiated until his promised new album arrives. Head over to Soundcloud to grab your free download now.
Follow Carlos Serrano on Twitter @serrranocarlos.
If that’s sparked a sudden thirst to hear two popular tracks forced to co-exist, check out these other mashups that exceed expectations:
Raheem D- 2 On Goodies (Ciara x Tinashe)
Raheem D achieved internet fame in 2012 with his seamless *NSYNC/Justin Bieber mix, titled Boyfriend Girlfriend. He hasn’t stopped since then and his latest offering pits R&B superstar Ciara against up-and-comer Tinashe. One for the prinks playlist.
Follow Raheem D on Twitter @RaheemDTV
Urban Noize- Melt My Heart To Stone (Kanye West x Adele)
This one’s been around for a while, but with good reason. Remixing dynamos Urban Noize combined breakup crooner Adele with an old Yeezy verse and the result was gold dust. Listen while gazing wistfully at rain dripping down a windowpane.
Follow Urban Noize on Twitter @UrbanNoize
Mr UnK0- This Struggle (The Notorious B.I.G x The Jazzual Suspects)
Who knew that the crime against nature that is modern jazz could be rendered sublime by the simple addition of some Biggie verses? Apparently mysterious YouTube user ‘Mr UnK0’. No other information is available for the enigmatic genius but his channel also contains some very questionable 9/11 videos, so perhaps that’s for the best. Instead sit back and enjoy Big Poppa’s despairing anthem transformed into a low-key chillout track. Best enjoyed on a lazy Sunday with some of the good shit.
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