Danger Mouse’s ‘Grey Album’

Danger Mouse’s ‘Grey Album’ Spurs Dispute

Not for commercial release, these mixes sure got plenty of play

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Weekend Edition Saturday
Date Aired: Feb 28, 2004
Reporter: Joel Rose | WHYY
Time: 00:07:44

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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.