Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Exclusive: Cat Power & Capone-N-Noreaga - Fortunate Dunn (Hurricane Blend)

Full disclosure: I'm an obsessive Cat Power fan. Her new EP, Dark End of the Street, covers one of the greatest rock songs of all time: Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son", which was a protest song against the Vietnam War, but it could be applied to any wars, really. The song points a finger at all the "fortunate sons" who are able to avoid combat, while the masses are recruited. It always reminds me of that Sartre quote: "When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die". Anyways, I thought that the subject matter on Capone-N-Noreaga's "Follow the Dollar" was kinda/sorta/vaguely/somewhat similar in the fact that it's thesis is about tracing the seedy history of dollar bills - all the places those dollar bills have been. So yeah, I mixed the two tracks together. Nothing too special. I might be the only one who enjoys this weird duo, er, I mean trio, but lemme know what you think...


In the words of the late, great Abraham Lincoln: "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." 'nuff said!


  1. wack as ussual. as a reader i'm getting sick of you plugging your own lame ole' mixes... other than that your mixes DO really suck and hopefully you'll stop wasting your energy on all that.

  2. Spoken like a true "anonymous".

    Thank you sir... ma'am... thing....


  3. that anonymous comment is hilarious and although I haven't heard your other mixes I'm not a fan of this blend. Maybe try it with a mos def or talib type rapper. Capone & NORE are too gangster for Cat...

  4. Ah, but that's the whole point! I like the contrast of Cat and CNN.

    I dunno.... I wrapped this up in about 20 minutes. As Mason Verger from Hannibal would say, "it seemed like a good idea at the time".


  5. Anon A Moose >>>>>>>> Anonymous

  6. Who's got the meaner mugg: Capone, Noreaga, or Lady Cat Power?

  7. Not bad...

    Honestly, I think I like the original CnN track better, but the concept/vision here is dope. Hip hop has always been about finding something new in unexpected blends, and the messages in each song do compliment eachother. Just... not musically.

    Keep doin' it though!

  8. Yo Ivan i like it man, i've been bumping it on shuffle and its quality when its comes in unexpected...dunno if that makes any sense. It's a good contrast to that hard and fast stuff (pause?)