Education: the elephant in the room that has cost students tens of thousands of dollars without any guarantees. Regardless of what your opinion of higher learning is, it's safe to say that some sort of reform needs to happen. But while we could go on and on about the educational bubble and the impending doom of the current system, we'd much rather discuss this banger from Massachusetts native CHEATCODE. Taking on Pink Floyd's classic "Another Brick In the Wall (Pt.II)" and splicing it with the Brooklyn spitters Dead Prez and their smash hit, "They Schools," the mash up wizard unites two tracks that seemingly wouldn't fit together on paper. With it's brooding, resentful tone and potent rhymes, the part-mashup part-remix stands out not only for its catchy nature, but for its genius pairing. Before you get into your "no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks" mode as the weekend hits, bump this one and be sure to check out his other projects via his Soundcloud page for more hot tracks.
- April 11th, 2014