Mobb Marley!

Jon Moskowitz and Swindle

Got It Twisted
Hell On Earth
Shook Ones (Part 2)
from Jon Moskowitz and Swindle’s The Infamous … Bobb Deep: Queensbridge Meets Kingston (2005, ??)

OK, After Diddy and Bad Boy “invented” rap remixes (!), DJ’s had to take it to another level.. So radio stations around here (in England) started meshing accapellas with different instrumentals…(better known as mashups) There were a number of casualties, for example Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” meshed with the Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, but enough said on that somewhat odd mix. There’s been a whole bunch of these. I’ve mentioned the Grey Album project, but it’s not a new concept, but Doom did “Nastradoomus” which was Nas flows over your favourite Metal Fingered beats! But that’s more of an obvious mesh, genre wise than the “Blue Eye Meets Bed Stuy”, an impressive mesh of Biggie words, and Frank Sinatra sampled beats.

So the trend was continued by producer Swindle. Kingston’s Bob Marley & Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep is another unlikely combination, but it actually works!! And how it works, “Got It Twisted” really bangs out like I can’t describe! Another impressive blend is Bob’s “I Shot The Sherif” with Mobb’s “Shook Ones”.. The records are selling steadily, showing the current influx in the market for re-hashed classics like “Hell On Earth”, but only when done well. Other DJ’s follow by example…


-Matty Bee

  1. I’ve wanted to hear this for a long time, so thank you! And in Matty B, does the B stand for beatboxing?

    • Matty Beee
    • September 1st, 2005

    Haha, It stands for beatbox if you so wish, but mainly.. It’s Benson – my last name…

    Sorry for being bland!

  2. Haha, no problem. I got that from the only episode of “Stung,” the Method Man & Redman version of Punk’d. Hilarious.

    • Anonymous
    • September 2nd, 2005

    Yeah this is that flaze. Wheres the white owls?

  3. fucking beautiful post.

  4. hi,
    i’ve linked your website in my music blog. Do check out mine. Thanks.

  5. This is THE shit.

  6. this site is bangin, we gotta exchange links. My site is

  7. Just passing through, cool blog by the way.

    • Anonymous
    • September 19th, 2005

    Can you please make this available again, so that I can reclaim my sanity and stop my unfruitful search elsewhere?
    Love your blog.

  8. if you get out of anonymous mode, maybe we’d take it into consideration


  9. it’s very good mayng–>

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