Frank Ocean & Diplo Link With Some Royalty From The Clash / Gorillaz For Hero (Audio)
Converse has successfully managed to intersect branding and art, and let art win. The shoe-maker from way-back continues to align interesting collaborations in the studio, following last year’s jaw-dropper from Andre 3000, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and the Gorillaz.
Two of the Gorillaz’ “musical directors” (as after all, the band is animated) include Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. While the rhythm guitar and bass guitar players, respectively, joined the crew for 2010’s Plastic Beach album, they are perhaps much better known for years of contributions to 1970s Punk superstars The Clash. From M.I.A. to Will Smith to The Beastie Boys, The Clash have been sampled, covered, and emulated throughout Hip-Hop.
This said, pairing Frank Ocean’s crisp vocals and timeless timbre with Mick and Paul, along with some production from Diplo, and Converse wins ago. “Hero” is big and band, and will blow your speakers’ house down.
Bonus Beat: “Straight To Hell” by The Clash
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