Hear Kanye West and J Dilla Collide on a Stellar Mash-Up Mixtape

A new mash-up project from Cameron Smiley blends a batch of classic and obscure J Dilla instrumentals with bars from… Read More

October 12, 2021

This Free A.I. Program Brings All Your Mash-Up Dreams (and Nightmares) to Life

Making a mash-up just got way too easy. As if the mash-up wasn't already one of the most accessible forms… Read More

August 31, 2021

This Frank Ocean and Tame Impala Mash-Up Album Works Way Too Well

A solid placeholder for an IRL collaboration between the notoriously enigmatic artists. If you've ever wondered what Frank Ocean singing… Read More

March 17, 2021

Hear MF DOOM Light Up J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’ on a New Mash-Up Mixtape

David Begun imagines the producer's magnum opus as a bruising collaborative album with MF DOOM. In the 15 years since… Read More

February 11, 2021

Wu-Tang Clan Light Up J Dilla Beats on a Rugged and Raw Mash-Up Tape

Shaolin and Detroit connect on a potent new blend. A new mash-up project from DJayTiger stitches a set of bars… Read More

November 21, 2020

Wu-Tang Clan and MF DOOM are a Grizzly Pairing on New ‘Metal Chamber’ Mash-Up Tape

A new mash-up tape pits the iron-clad bars of Shaolin's finest against some of the Metal Faced Villain's most notable… Read More

October 14, 2020

Jay-Z ‘The Black Album’ Meets Smashing Pumpkins in New Mash-Up

The album features Jay-Z vocals over various Smashing Pumpkins tracks. Over the years, the works of Jay-Z  have been poked,… Read More

October 13, 2020

Hear an Entrancing Beyoncé and Kaytranada Mash-Up Project

A new mash-up tape blends the pop icon's hits with the dance-floor-friendly productions of a house-anchored beatmaker. Though they've never… Read More

September 20, 2020

Hear Altered Crates Blend Unreleased MF DOOM Bars and Nujabes B-Sides on New ‘Metaphorical Villainy’ Mixtape

The mash-up conglomerate strikes again. With all of the ongoing Dilla Day send-ups and celebrations, it may have been overlooked… Read More

February 8, 2020

Nipsey Hussle & DJ Premier Never Got to Collaborate; this Mash-Up Project Let’s You Hear What That Would Have Sounded Like

Nipsey Hussle sounds great over boombap. Throughout his long career, Nipsey Hussle worked with a lot of producers. However, he… Read More

May 11, 2019

Okayplayer’s Best Mash-Up Projects of 2018

The year's most brilliant blends. The mash-up's resurgence in an uncomfortably long — and just fucking exhausting — 2018 is… Read More

December 27, 2018

This J Dilla x Mary J. Blige Mixtape is The Last Mash-Up You’ll Ever Need to Hear

A mashed-up masterpiece. A few weeks back, on the heels of that painfully-perfect missed-Twitter-connection between Aha and Kendrick Lamar, an… Read More

November 3, 2018