"Mic Check 1234!" Samples Adolescents

Producer Max Tannone samples from among one of many Fullerton-based pioneers of punk.

The thought of fusing Punk music with Rap might sound weird to some people, but it's been around at least as long as the Beastie Boys. This fusion is heading in an upward trend, and the most recent experimentation can be heard in this mashup from Max Tannone featuring vocals from Nas' “I Want to Talk to You” and the Fullerton-based Adolescents' "Kids of the Black Hole." It's only one track from an entire album of these mashups titled, "Check 1234!." Unfortunately, only the track above features a great punk band from Fullerton.

Still, we'll take what we can get.

Album Description From The Artist:
Despite their initial musical differences, [Punk & Rap] share many traits. Great rap and great punk both make you want to effect change, to rebel against the status quo, or to simply just get up and move. The music has often stemmed from a place of social and economic inequality while exhibiting a fierce do-it-yourself attitude in the process, inspiring kids all over the world to strap on guitars, scream into microphones, ruin turntables and mash drum machines. My aim was to take my favorite emcees’ more sociopolitical material and pair it with some of the best punk bands ever. This is the result."

The album was digitally released on June 12th. It is currently available as a free download and can be heard streaming through Soundcloud. Although the producer is originally from N.Y.C., Fullerton-based punk has made it all the way from here, through to his ears, and into his heart. Thanks for the tap on the shoulder, Max.

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