Glassbreaks – Philip Glass vs Hip Hop


Bob Cronin, aka dj BC, is best known as the creator of such memorable mash-ups as The Beastles (Beatles vs. Beastie Boys) and Wu Orleans (Wu-Tang Clan vs. New Orleans Jazz). Boston Phoenix magazine declared him Boston’s Best Lawbreaker, and his progressive attitude towards copyrights might also be responsible for the fact that his mixes usually disappear from his website after a relatively short time. One of my all-time dj BC favorites is his album Glassbreaks, mashing up Philip Glass with hip-hop. Here it is, for free download, and hopefully for a longer time.

01 Einstein on The Beast [PG – various pieces from Einstein on The Beach vs. The Beastie Boys – Pass The Mic]
02 For The Glasty [PG – Dance V vs. Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes – For The Nasty]
03 How Many Whores? [PG and Foday Muso Susa – Warda’s Whorehouse vs. The Fugees – How many Mics?]
04 Lil’ Tut [PG – “Funeral” from Akhnaten vs. Lil’ Jon & the Eastside Boyz – I Don’t Give A Fuck]
05 Crystal Glass [PG – Dance II vs. Smif n Wessun feat. Talib Kweli – Crystal Stair]
06 Gangsta Rubric [PG – Glasspiece #1: Rubric vs. MC Eight feat. CMW – Geez Make The World Go Round]
07 Evening High [PG – Evening Song vs. Kanye West feat. Talib Kweli and Common – Get ‘Em High]
08 Stand Up Dance [PG – Dance I vs. Dizzee Rascal – Stand Up Tall]
09 Leila Dies, Lyrics Born [PG – Leila Dies vs. Lyrics Born – Callin’ Out]
10 Glass Prison (Instrumental) [PG – Act III Scene 1: Trial/ Prison from Einstein On The Beach]

(Via WFMU)