I've been noticing a recent trend of upcoming hip-hop artists that have a huge respect for indie rock. Kid Cudi has MGMT on his album, and recently featured a song with Best Coast, B.o.B has voiced his desire to work with Animal Collective, even Jay-Z is a huge fan of Grizzly Bear. Recently, New Orleans rapper Curren$y released his first studio release Pilot Talk Pt. 1 to much critical praise. One song that is not on the album but has been floating around the Internet is "Newer Pollution" which is an updated version of a Beck song. Beck's "New Pollution" from Odelay provides the entire background while Curren$y flows on top of it. He even throws in a great quote from Dazed & Confused to boot.
Well, that has been our two week hip-hop expose, back to indie next week. We should do it again sometime.