DOWNLOAD: Lana Del Rey x Notorious B.I.G.: "Born Ready To Die"
by Samuel Tolzmann on March 15, 2012
Posted in: Uncategorized
Now that it’s happened, it seems as inevitable a mashup as “The Grey Album.” Honestly, it seems incredible it took this long for someone to lay the verses and beats of the towering rap classic “Ready To Die” by the late Notorious B.I.G. on top of the strings and vocals of Lana Del Rey’s painful 2012 debut, “Born To Die,” but DJ Terry Urban has finally performed the inevitable. It’s really the best possible use of Del Rey’s album, which is an offensive and just bad piece of music with TONS of atmosphere. The result is, at the very least, pretty badass. It’s a bit much at album length, but it’s an entertaining and interesting recontextualization of one of the greatest rap albums ever, and it’s worth some of your time. Download the entire mixtape here, via Pretty Much Amazing.
Also from PMA: check out this kinda sorta addictive remix of LDR’s “Blue Jeans.”