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Jimmy Page Approve Of Biggie Smalls Mash-up

Daniel Eriksson
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11.19.2013
Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page’s website feature a random Zeppelin-related news flash every day. On Friday last week (November 15), Page’s official Twitter wrote “On this day Biggie Smalls” with a link to a mash-up of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” and Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize.” Called “Ramblize,” the mash-up has basically put B.I.G.‘s rap over Page’s acoustic “Ramble On” riff, backed by a drum beat. The resulting track sounds really good, with the rap fitting in perfectly with the music that was created more than two decades before “Hypnotize.”

Jimmy Page is currently busy remastering the entire Led Zeppelin catalog, which is supposed to contain unreleased versions of classic Zeppelin songs as bonus tracks. Last year Page told Rolling Stone magazine that one of the goals with the remastering process is to improve the digital listening experience: “Everything is being transferred from analog to a higher-resolution digital format. That's one of the problems with the Zeppelin stuff. It sounds ridiculous on MP3. You can't hear what's there properly.”

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