Published Oct 15, 2008First, a message from the artist:
Cassettes Won't Listen's brand new free release merges Ludacris with one of the most highly anticipated albums of all time. In celebration of new albums from both Guns n' Roses and Ludacris next month, Cassettes Won't Listen offers up this nine-song, free (for experimental purposes only) album featuring classic tracks from the Atlanta MC set to nine previously leaked Chinese Democracy tracks.
Welcome to the future of leaking, or at least a creative spin on leaking a record, or in this case, two records! New York City-based producer Jason Drake, or Cassettes Won't Listen, if you will, has taken one of time's most anticipated records and crossed it with, well, yet another Ludacris record. The kicker is that neither of them have been released, which means this mash-up could land the dude in some scalding hot water.
Released on November 25, both Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy and Ludacris's Theater of the Mind make for some strange bedfellows, especially since CWL's mix is not a rap rock dream come true but a carefully crafted demonstration of his mash-up skills using excerpts from these two timely records. Okay, so Ludacris Democracy has a weak name and doesn't quite engage you the way Danger Mouse's The Grey Album did, or throw you the illicit hooks that Girl Talk does, but I like the Lies-like artwork and of course, the concept: grab what you can of two yet-to-released high profile major label albums (Chinese Democracy hasn't leaked in full yet... I think), force them into an arranged marriage then put your spin on things and let the FBI come track you down with wild dogs that spit bees from their mouths.
If you're interested in going straight to the download, you can click right here to begin.
You can also visit the official site over at LudacrisDemocracy.com to listen to it in full.
Or you can just click here to listen to the single, "Move Bitch."
If this is right up your alley, and you're looking for more, you can also download One Alternative, CWL's spoof on seminal '90s indie rock comp No Alternative, featuring such covers as Pavement's "Cut Your Hair," Liz Phair's "Fuck and Run" and Sebadoh's "The Freed Pig." Click here to grab that.