Saturday, July 12, 2008

Snoop Dogg Remixes Johnny Cash on Comp

(swiped from Pitchfork Media)

Country and rap have a lot in common: Both genres are dominated by outsized personalities often talking about getting/having/losing material possessions, and outlaws tend to thrive in both arenas. Thus, a Johnny Cash remix album featuring Snoop Dogg is neither random nor ridiculous (okay, maybe a little). It's a beautiful union between two worlds that are perfect for each other.

Snoop Dogg's take on "I Walk the Line" features production from QDT, a collaboration between Snoop, Teddy Riley, and DJ Quik. Johnny Cash Remixed also features Pete Rock's version of "Folsom Prison Blues", the Heavy tackling "Doin' My Time", and Alabama 3 (creators of the theme from "The Sopranos") doing "Leave that Junk Alone", among others. All of the source songs on Johnny Cash Remixed are from the Man in Black's Sun Records catalog.

Compadre/Music World will release Johnny Cash Remixed physically and digitally on October 14. A vinyl release to select independent record stores will precede that on September 23.

Finally, there is a documentary short film in production by Phear Creative on the making of the compilation, including footage of Snoop Dogg at the Cash Recording Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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