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Beats Per Millennium - Johnny Cash gets remixed by hip hop artists

Johnny Cash gets remixed by hip hop artists

Earlier today our friends at Consequence of Sound reported that a punk rock tribute to Johnny Cash is in the works, complete with tunes by MxPx, Bouncing Souls, Dresden Dolls and a mess of other punk and indie bands. I made some snarky comment about how this is perfect for people who love Johnny Cash’s songs but wish they were performed by shitty bands instead. And they shot something back about Lil Wayne not being available. That’s how we do.

Well, now the tables have turned because on September 23, Compadre Records plans to drop Johnny Cash Remixed, featuring, you guessed it, hip hop remixes of classic Johnny Cash material. The album’s executive producers are…wait for it…John Carter Cash, Matthew Knowles (Beyonce’s father), and Snoop Dogg. This just may be the best thing ever to happen…in music or otherwise.

All remixes on the album are taken from Cash and the Tennesse Two’s Sun Records years of 1956-59. And among the awesomeness will be Pete Rock’s take on “Folsom Prison Blues.” Shortly after the album is released, a documentary detailing its making will be available. Please, please, PLEASE, let it include behind the scenes conversations between John Carter Cash and Snoop!

Posted by Mike Denslow at Sep 05, 2008 06:57 PM