We’re going to be talking about musical mash-ups in class today, so here are several videos were going to be using in conjunction with this.
Lots of different songs and raps being mixed together there. Let’s take a look at what’s happening. Here’s a link to a visual breakdown of “Oh No,” the first track of All Day.
One of the big questions that get raised here is whether mash-ups are “stealing” the work of other artists. I can’t answer that question directly, but let’s get started here with the first episode of of Kirby Ferguson’s brilliant series, Everything is a Remix.
Part 1: The Song Remains the Same