In November of 1968 The Beatles released ‘The White Album’….
In November 2003 Jay-Z released ‘The Black Album’….
Now, DJ and producer Danger Mouse, presents….
‘The Grey Album’
The Grey Album is an art project/experiment that uses the full vocal content of Jay-Z’s Black Album recorded over new beats and production made using the Beatles White Album as the sole source material. Danger Mouse insists he can explain and prove that all the music on the Grey Album can be traced back to the White Album and it’s musical content via sampling. Every single kick, snare, and chord is taken from the Beatles work and is in their original recording somewhere.
This incredible re-interpretation will be one to look out for and will be made available in hip-hop record stores and through the internet in March 2004. The resulting record is a unique hybrid of work from one of hip-hop’s fastest rising production stars via two of the most important musical and cultural forces ever.
In an incredible 2003, Danger Mouse received critical acclaim from his status as the producer and DJ of the DM & Jemini duo. His work on their ‘Ghetto Pop Life’ debut showcased his enormous potential and 2004 will see Danger Mouse involved in several further projects (Prince Po, MF Doom).
Both The Beatles own remix project (‘Let It Be…Naked’) and Jay-Z’s retirement Black Album are in stores now. At the time of writing neither Jay-Z nor The Beatles were available for comment.
Danger Mouse site – www.djdangermouse.com