Sunday, March 2, 2008
WMD (Perceptionists vs. Eminem)
This was the first of several overtly political mash-ups i've done and blends The Perceptionists' "Memorial Day" with the instrumental to Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers".
The Perceptionists' lyrics take the perspective of two soldiers in Iraq, while "Like Toy Soldiers" liberally samples Martika's tune of nearly the same name. For this mix, i also sampled statements by George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld as well as a recording of a live firefight in Iraq.
A bit on the 'controversial' side at the time, this tune did receive some blogging and radio airplay.
WMD (Soldiers' Memorial) (The Perceptionists vs. Eminem) Download
As featured on the MashAnthology double LP!
mash-up (2005) and cover (2008) by not-I