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Kanye West vs. Tame Impala Is the Greatest Mashup


07.08.13 Andy Cush

When “Black Skinhead” came out, everyone compared it to Marilyn Manson, even though it sounded much more like a Gary Glitter sample. As it turns out, however, the perfect complement to the cathartic track is “Elephant,” the riff monster at the center of Tame Impala’s acclaimed 2012 effort Lonerism. This virtuosic mashup was created by Nate Belasco, a friend of ANIMAL and the guy who created those Newsbeats videos we were so wild about last election season.

“I heard the new Kanye song ‘Black Skinhead’ and the bluesy/fuzzy riff and the driving beat immediately reminded of Tame Impala’s ‘Elephant,'” Belasco explained to ANIMAL. “So I layered the songs and moved parts around a bit. It just works so perfectly I can’t help but wonder if Kanye was inspired by the Tame Impala song.”