Presented By Dr Pepper
Chicago-based production duo The Hood Internet — comprised of ABX and STV SLV — have garnered attention across the Internet, thanks to their unique mixes of genre-jumping mash-ups. The duo first shared their creations online in 2007, combining artists like Lil Wayne with Modest Mouse, Swizz Beatz with Deerhoof, and R. Kelly with Jens Lekman… and things have exploded from there.
Their initial mixtape releases racked up thousands of downloads fairly quickly and would eventually land them on a number of year-end lists, which in turn helped them parlay their success into an official release, 2012’s FEAT, boasting official collaborations with the likes of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tobacco, AC Newman, and Kid Static.
Over the years, The Hood Internet’s catalog of mixtapes has grown exponentially, so we decided to offer up our five favorites.
Additionally, for more The Hood Internet, check out their latest work with Tinashe, Rockie Fresh, RAC and Robert DeLong for the Dr Pepper One of a Kind Studio Sessions.
Waka Flocka Flame x The Hood Internet
This one’s easy. Waka Flocka classics like “No Hands” and “Hard In The Paint” mashed up with some genre-bending tunes from the likes of Sleigh Bells, SALEM, Boris, Pelican, and Crystal Castles. Simply amazing! Download it here.
The Hood Internet x Mishka – Trillwave
For The Hood Internet’s first release sponsored by streetwear label Mishka, they put their unique spin on The-Dream’s “Shawty Is A 10,” Kanye’s “Barry Bonds,” and Diddy’s “All About The Benjamins.” Download it here.
L.E.P. Bogus Boys x The Hood Internet
With this release, the producer duo hooked up with fellow rising Chicago artists L.E.P. Bogus Boys, taking their rough and tumble vocals and placing them atop production sampling warbled dubstep and washed out synth chops. It’s street rap on an acid trip. Download it here.
Dr Pepper One of a Kind Studio Sessions: Out of the Ordinary
With Dr Pepper behind them, The Hood Internet got some real studio time with Tinashe, indie rock/electronica hybrid Robert DeLong, RAC and MMG’s Rockie Fresh to create a solid four-track EP of originality. Download it here.
The Hood Internet – The Mixtape Volume One
Their first mixtape has always been one of our faves. The Mixtape Volume One gave us all a first taste of what The Hood Internet was all about. The mash-up choices are on-point and easy to put on repeat. Mixes include Dizzee Rasval vs Cyndi Lauper, Lil Wayne vs Modest Mouse, The Game vs. The Go! Team, and TLC vs Led Zeppelin just to name a few. Straight classic! Download it here.