Ill Poetic x Joe Budden x Portishead

blame it on Shake May 7, 2008

I was first put onto Ill Poetic, the emcee/producer out of Cinci, OH when I read a review over at my man Vizion’s site last year. Thinking of a master plan, IP just dropped this mash up of Joe Budden’s Mood Muzik 3 and Portishead’s latest album, Third (as well as some previous material). It’s more than a mash up though as this dude chops and layers Budden’s vocals over Portishead’s music in such a way that it really fits the “mood” I felt Joey was trying to portray. Check after the jump for his “press release” on the project.

Tracklist + Download link after the jump…

Most people know Joe Budden for his 2003 hit, “Pump It Up”, as well as his label woes with Def Jam regarding the dropping of his second album…or a single…or him. His fans know him for his introspective, highly respected lyricism, most notably showcased in his “Mood Muzik” series of mixtapes. His latest, “Mood Muzik 3” was released in earlier this year to high praise in the hip-hop community.

Most people know Portishead as pioneers of the trip-hop genre, releasing such classic LPs as “Dummy” and “Portishead”. Fans know them for their unique approaches to recording, as well as lead singer Beth Gibbons’ Mournful voice. Their first LP in nearly 10 years, “Third, was released last week to a great response.

Most people don’t know ill poetic. In 2007, he released his national debut, “The World is Ours” to critical acclaim as well as a US and European tour. His name and/or production has received press in VIBE magazine, allhiphop, okayplayer, and countless others. He’s produced/collaborated with such underground notables as Wordsworth, Illogic, Blueprint, and Piakhan. Fans know him for writing his own self-deprecating press releases.

The following LP chops and layers Portishead’s “Third” (with some old ones in there, too) with Joe Budden’s “Mood Muzik 3”, creating the kind of dark, atmospheric LP that your cousin drinks bourbon in a bathtub to with the lights dimmed.

Welcome to “Mood Muzik’s Third”.

DOWNLOAD: Ill Poetic Presents: Joe Budden Meets Portishead – Mood Musik’s Third