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Editor’s Pick #86: Illinoize! by tjwell01
March 17, 2009, 11:00 am
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album-cover-illi12An unlikely mixing master, Tor from Montreal, has mixed a masterpiece that combines the Sufjan Stevens’ album “Illinoise” with hip-hop artists like Outkast and Aesop Rock to make…”Illinoize.”

It’s only a seven-track mix tape, but it spins beautifully with Stevens harmonic voice along with soulful urban poets, like Brother Ali.

My favorite mix has to be “John Wayne Gacy Jr/ Specialize (f. Pete Rock and CL Smooth).” Play this track on a warm day when you’re just chilling in the quad waiting for your next class to start. It puts you in a calm place.

The best part is that you can download the whole album for free on Tor’s site.

The raps are smooth and passionate, much like the hip-hop from my favorite time in the early 1990s. Check it out. It won’t disappoint.

—–Jett Wells, Co-Reviews Editor

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