The Los Angeles Young Musicians Foundation has created a centuries-spanning mashup that matches the mad brilliance of Ludwig van Beethoven and the brilliant madness of Kanye van West. This menacing combination of 'New Slaves' with 'Overture to Egmont, op. 84' is legitimately amazing, and sounds like it could score the climax of a Quentin Tarantino movie. Stay tuned for the spine-tingling drop at 3:41.
This composition serves as part of the Foundation's Great Music Series, which explores "the commonalities between the music of our times and classical masterpieces of the past."
Kanye West is one of the most famous, albeit divisive, people alive in America. Since his debut solo album in 2004, West has become increasingly prominent as a producer, rap artist, and cultural activist. Today, he is unquestionably one of the most influential figures in popular music and culture. Considering his larger-than-life artistic personality, there is no better comparison to him than Beethoven, the apotheosis of the classical tradition.
The monumental genius shared between the deaf composer and the very loud producer blend together seamlessly. Though the jury's out on whether it can touch the mash-up masterpiece that Seinfeld Current Day created of Jonathan Wolff's Seinfeld theme and Kanye rapping about Kanye: