After delivering a solid mashup of Kanye West and Chance the Rapper with Chance the Dropout in 2016, DJ Critical Hype is back at it again, this time blending Kendrick Lamar‘s vocals over classic Dr. Dre beats in The Damn. Chronic mixtape.

With the project taking a year to complete, DJ Critical Hype shared that each artists’ deep catalog served as a learning process, and he’s content with the results, according to Pigeons & Planes.

“Kendrick has so many flows, voices, and styles, plus Dre beats are really incredible, so I figured it would be dope,” Critical Hype said.

He continued, “I was determined to make it work, but the truth is it wasn’t easy. A lot of the tempos actually didn’t mix well. It was a lot more work trying to find good mixes. I had to dig deep and make a capellas for about 60 to 70 Kendrick songs and try and find stuff I was happy with. I really wanted to mix ‘Look Out For Detox’ and ‘Money Trees,’ as well as a lot of album cuts off the DAMN. album. The problem is Dre doesn’t have many slower beats. I’m really happy with the results, though. All the hard work and dedication to this project paid off.”

Have a full listen to the fire mixtape below, and for additional details, head on over to Pigeons & Planes.

In other music news, The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ is a rich return to form.

  • Source: Pigeons & Planes
  • Main / Featured Image: Dr. Dre / Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella
  • Main / Featured Image: Kendrick Lamar / Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images for Turner
Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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