After much hype and commotion, Diplo's Gucci Mane mixtape was finally released on the Mad Decent's site, though "mixtape" is a bit of a misleading title. Not only did Gucci release a ridiculous amount of music through mixtapes, guest appearances, and an album during the year, but the industry's remixers took note as well, remixing the raspy-voiced rap enigma's tracks into oblivion. Diplo's new project is a compilation of some of the best remixes, with old and new releases combined together to crown off Gucci's dominance of 2009. Check the tracklist below for the eclectically ambitious list of producers whose work is featured on the mix. Though Diplo's claim that M.I.A's new album will sound like, "a mix between Gucci Mane and Animal Collective' may have sounded absurd at first, his recent surge of appreciation for the incarcerated rapper shows that it is not a tag he takes lightly. Let's see where it goes from here. Got to the Mad Decent site to download the mix yourself, and in the meantime, check out Diplo's newest personal re-invention of Gucci's material.
This is the new best thing ever. Long story short, Timbaland is collaborating with Rockstar Games to put out a video game game/sequencer called Beaterator that lets you mix and remix tracks on your video game console. To prepare for the release, Timbo and Rockstar teamed up with Adult Swim to drop a free mixtape featuring some remixes of Atlanta rappers. Some one must owe Adult Swim some favors because the list of producers and rappers is absolutely ABSURD. Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, SALEM, HEALTH, XXXChange, Prefuse 73, Memory Tapes, and El-P and more take a stab at everyone from Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy to Cee-lo. Needless to say, the tape's amazing. You can cop it for free all the way through December here.