Mashups are under-appreciated art. While their popularity has cooled in recent years, in 2006 with the release of Girl Talk’s Night Ripper, mashups exploded in popular culture. By slamming together bits of rap and rock songs at just the right moment, mashup artists were able to create concoctions of pop perfection. It required hours of labor, but the end result was worth it.
Of course you, dear reader, don’t have to take the time to learn ProTools or Audacity to make a perfect mashup. You just need to visit the Magic iPod. Filled with the hottest tracks from the early 2000s through 2007, The Magic iPod lets you throw rap hits against pop punk and indie smashes to see what sticks.
Soulja Boy’s “Crank That!” syncs up perfectly with Paramore’s “Misery Business,” while Nelly’s “Country Grammar” somehow transforms Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated” into a sweeping, epic-as-fuck power ballad. But the most satisfying result came from the marriage of Ludacris’ “Move Bitch” with Vanessa Carlton’s rom-com staple “A Thousand Miles.”
When you’re done you can even download your tracks.
It’s all the pleasure of making a mashup without the stress, and you won’t have to pay a dime. The Magic iPod is free, but its creators have shunned ads in favor of asking users to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union.
After all the joy the Magic iPod is going to give you, it’s the least you can do.