Saturday, October 08, 2005
Mashup of "Khosara" and "Big Pimpin'"
Here's a mashup of Abdel-Halim Hafiz's "Khosara" and Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" (produced by Timbaland), from wayne&wax. As everyone knows, "Big Pimpin'" is based on a riff from Khosara, looped over and over again. In this mashup, "Khosara" is foregrounded to a much greater extent, allowing us to hear how the original beat inspired Timbaland. Plus there is a fascinating and very smart discussion by wayne&wax of all the issues involved in Timbaland's sampling of "Khosara". (I found this thanks to Planet Grenada.)