Almost exactly six years after Danger Mouse proved the infinite malleability of The Beatles' catalog and its weird adaptability to rap a cappellas on his now legendary Jay-Z remix record, The Grey Album
, Tom Caruana of Tea Sea Records
has released an excellent compilation of Wu-Tang Clan members' lyrics set to Beatles songs and covers of Beatles songs. Instrumentals on Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers
(available for free download here
) are much less extensively chopped and tweaked than on the Grey Album
, which makes for a mellower, more Beatles-y record.
The interludes are packed full of poignant interview snippets with both legendary groups, and some of the stand-out tracks (though the whole tape is outstanding) include Method Man's "Release Yo Self" over "Come Together", "C.R.E.A.M." over "And I Love Her" and my favorite, Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Got Your Money" over "You Never Give Me Your Money":