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Somebody Gotta Live (& Let Die): Hear A Mash-Up Of Biggie Smalls & George Martin, RIP

Somebody Gotta Live (& Let Die): Hear A Mash-Up Of Biggie Smalls & George Martin, RIP

Today we ask: have there been two more influential figures in20th century, music than the dearly departed, Notorious B.I.G. and legendary Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, who passed away last night at the age of 90, peacefully and surrounded by family. Have there? And have two such giants shared such a serendipitous moment in the public consciousness as the world learned of Martin’s passing today, a day that marks 19 years since the passing of hall-of-famer, Biggie Smalls.

Accordingly, we remember these two heroic musical figures with an extremely-enjoyable mash-up, provided by our very own Editor-In-Chief, Eddie STATS, who found a common thread between these towering music men somewhere in his digital crates and entangled them forevermore. Hear the mash-up below along with a word from the EIC and remember these men as the pillars they are.

I must be a DJ first /journalist second. When I heard the news of super-producer/5th Beatle George Martin on the morning we remember The Notorious B.I.G.‘s passing, my instant reaction was not Exhaustive Biographical Retrospective! But rather, a Biggie/Beatles mash-up! And I immediately started searching for Grey Album instrumentals…

Great minds spin alike, and I’m sure this won’t be the only such mix coming out today (see Gramatik’s mash up…). The first concept that suggested itself was Sir Paul McCartney‘s Martin-produced Bond theme “Live And Let Die” as a bed for the G classic “Somebody Got To Die” and I’ll damned if the bars and BPMs don’t line up with the instrumental of Guru‘s McCartney-sampling “Surviving The Game” in a highly listenable way. I especially wanted to use that Sir Paul track somehow because it really brings together Martin’s legacy as the 5th Beatle with his OTHER great contribution to modern culture, as the producer on countless essential Bond soundtrack, from Goldfinger on down.

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Anyway, this quick and dirty mix is meant solely to pay tribute to the legends we remember today in a spirit of musical play, and in no way to assert ownership or infringe on the rights of Biggie, The Beatles, the Bond franchise, or for that matter, Guru and Solar, who flipped this beat. For that reason I will probably take this down before long, so please enjoy it in the spirit intended and Respect The Architects. Without further ado, please join me in welcoming please, Mr. Biggie Paul…


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