"The Payback" is ArtOfficial's mixtape released in April 2010.
The band, consisting of rappers Newsense and Logics, as well as drummer Manny Patino, keyboardist Danny Perez, bassist Ralf Valencia and sax-player Keith Cooper, took a different route when constructing this project. Whereas most hip-hop mixtapes consist of rappers tackling beats to other artists' songs, ArtOfficial took it one step further with The Payback: They replayed and adapted some of their favorite rock and hip-hop songs to their own style, reworking songs by Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, Jay-Z and others.
Making guest appearances throughout the project are ¡Mayday!‘s Wrekonize, QuESt, K. Sparks, Swamburger from Solillaquists of Sound, LLamabeats, Jesse Jackson and Asuka Barden.
released April 23, 2010
Original songs that were re-worked for "The Payback":
1. The Payback: "Chubb Subb" by Medeski, Martin & Wood
2. Voodoo: "Voodoo Child" by Jimi Hendrix
3. Happiness is a Warm Gun: "Happiness is a Warm Gun" by The Beatles
4. Grand Design: "Talk Show Host" by Radiohead
5. Oceanography: "Black Dog" & "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin
6. Show Me Change: "Show Me What You Got" by Jay-Z
7. Don't Sweat The Technique: "Don't Sweat The Technique" by Eric B. & Rakim
8. Architect (Cloud Nine): "Exit Music (For A Film)" by Radiohead
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