Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike doesn’t just recycle old grooves into the kind of dull and contemporary, “really lazy hip-hop” that aspires to the self-celebrity raps of big cars and shiny jewelry, he says. “Everybody’s all caught up in the whole remix thing. Why remix something? Why not take something and grow it organically?” he asks Doug Elfman of the Las Vegas Review Journal. “You want to move forward and make new music and pave new ways, instead of driving around in your Escalade and showing all your diamonds.” The interview at reviewjournal.com has since been removed.
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