Danger Mouse’s ‘Grey Album’ Spurs Dispute
Not for commercial release, these mixes sure got plenty of play
Producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) took vocals from rapper Jay-Z’s “The Black Album”, mixed them with instrumentals from The Beatles known as “The White Album” and came up with The Grey Album.
It wasn’t made for commercial release, but the mixes got Internet play. EMI the label controlling Beatles music took legal action and Web sites recently mounted a protest. Joel Rose of member station WHYY reports.