DJ Critical Hype is a creative individual who’s been making innovative tapes for a while now. Not too long ago, the Canadian DJ released a mix featuring Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre titled The DAMN. Chronic. In his latest tape, Critical Hype combines ATL rapper 2 Chainz and Wu-Tang Clan to create, Wu-Chainz: 36 Trap Houses.
Hype was told by Atlanta’s A3C Hip-Hop Festival organizers to produce the unique mashup. When first hearing about the idea, he said, “I thought the concept was sick and was instantly curious about how it would sound.”
Hhe went on to share the discovery he made, “Grinding the project out over the last few months, it became clear pretty quickly 2 Chainz’s witty southern raps sounded right at home over the incredible RZA/Wu production. I always enjoy the process of blending 2 different sounds together to create something new – so having the opportunity to do it with a legendary act like Wu-Tang and one of my favorite artists in 2 Chainz has been an amazing experience.”
Wu-Tang’s RZA even commented on the project, claiming “it’s a bonanza to hear 2 Chainz rip a classic Wu beat. He’s one of the great lyricists from the south that proved lyricism is not regional but based on talent dedication focus and experience,” in a statement. “Whether you’re from the Slums of Shaolin or the Wards of the South, hip-hop is our voice.”
Listen to the mashup below: