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Editor’s Pick #270: Doesn’t Diplo have better things to do? by carlywolkoff
January 29, 2010, 7:30 pm
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Free Gucci mixtape fails to free Gucci

PREVIEW: LISTEN to Diplo’s Remix of Gucci Mane’s “Excuse Me” on YouTube

In a recent interview, Philadelphia-based DJ Diplo stated, “Gucci Mane is an underdog.”  This patronizing assertion may have contributed to his reasoning in creating the Diplo Presents: Free Gucci (Best of the Cold War Mixtapes) mixtape, but Gucci Mane is certainly no less of an underdog because of Diplo’s remix magic.

You can gather your most talented hipster-approved DJ friends in the game (Zomby, Flying Lotus, Memory Tapes), but if you ask them to remix shit songs, the result will not be genius – not even the familiar sounds of the most common club beats can gild Gucci’s trite lyrics and unoriginality.

–Carly Wolkoff, Front of Book Editor

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