MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents? Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course | EW.com

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MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents -- Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course Mash-ups — the hot circa-2002 underground trend of marrying disparate tracks — are entertaining because they force collaborations that...MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents -- Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision CourseHip-Hop/Rap Mash-ups — the hot circa-2002 underground trend of marrying disparate tracks — are entertaining because they force collaborations that...2004-12-03

MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents -- Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Jay-Z; Producer (group): Roc-A-Fella, Warner Bros.

Mash-ups — the hot circa-2002 underground trend of marrying disparate tracks — are entertaining because they force collaborations that would never materialize in the corporate world. Maybe that’s why this label-sanctioned pairing comes off like a sanitized nonevent. While Jay-Z delivers a knockout punch on ”Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You,” nothing on this forgettable effort compares to Jigga fronting the Beatles on Danger Mouse’s imaginative Grey Album bootleg.

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