[Note: this was supposed to go up yesterday, but the internet’s been down at the apartment I’m cat-sitting in. This is the problem with leeching off of someone else’s wireless, friends!]

Sound Advice/Gnarls Biggie: “Gone, Biggie, Gone” (download)
Sound Advice/Gnarls Biggie: “Who’s Dead Wrong?” (download)
Sound Advice/Gnarls Biggie: “Can I Get With Ya Crazy Butt” (download)
If there’s one thing that will keep me from being one of the Most Amazing Bloggers Ever, it’s the fact that I have a tendency to sit on things. By this I mean that someone will send me a link, mp3, or what have you, and I will usually bookmark it and then come to it later on. It’s not that I’m all that busy, it’s just that I have my own agenda and pace when I surf the Internet, and I can’t be bothered with detours until I am ready for them. Yes, I’m a bit anal — can you tell? (It’s the Virgo in me.)
Gnarls Biggie is one of those things. I’ve had this link for about a month now, but wasn’t ready to really listen to it until I was sitting around tonight, debating what to post on. By this point, Indie Rock blogging giant Stereogum has already posted about this, along with a few other bloggers, but I love Gnarls Barkley, Notorious B.I.G. & Mash-Ups way too much not to share this with you.
Remember a couple years ago when Danger Mouse caused a big stink with the Grey Album, in which he put together Jay-Z’s Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album? If you don’t, you should, because it’s largely responsible for why Danger Mouse has so much attention on him today. They say everything comes full circle, and Gnarls Biggie is evidence of this: someone has turned the tables, so to speak, on Danger Mouse.
Yes, as you’ve most likely surmised from what I’ve said thus far, someone (Sound Advice, the DJ duo of Elsewhere and K.Ross, to be specific) has made a mash-up album of Gnarls Barkley’s St. Elsewhere and some assorted Notorious B.I.G tracks. But this isn’t your typical low calibur mash-up where someone straight up puts the vocal part and instrumental part of two songs on top of each other. These beats and rhymes have been cut up and fit together so that they really do work instead of just kind of working. It’s amusing, ridiculous and so damn good all at the same time — highly recommended party playlist material for at least the next month or two. The tracks I’ve posted above are three of my favorite cuts, but you can download the whole album 100% free of charge at the Gnotorious Gnarls Biggie website.