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Coldplay and Jay-z welcome to the best of both worlds with a string of songs together and performances  now including “Beach Chair” from Jay-z’s Kingdom Come, and Lost Remix of Coldplay’s Prospekts March Mick Boogie hits us with the mashup mixtape Viva La Hova.

Such is the brilliance of Viva La Hova, the mixtape by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban. It samples a huge variety of Coldplay beats – extracting them older songs, like “The Scientist” and “Trouble” and from more recent ones like “X & Y” and “Speed of Sound.” It mashes these beats up with a cappella tracks from some of Jay-Z’s best songs – like “Falling,” “Song Cry,” “Party Life,” and “Pray”.

Like most good mashup CDs, this one really makes you listen to the lyrics in a new and sometimes revealing way. “What if We Cry?” – which mashes up “Song Cry” by Jay-Z and “What If” by Coldplay – becomes a genuinely mournful peace, much moreso than the nostalgic track Jay-Z originally produced. Similarly, the aforementioned “The Reverse Fix” – playable, below – becomes an astonishingly upbeat take, both on the originally slow “Fix You” and “The Bounce” by Jay-Z.

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Here is the complete album tracklist:

1) Intro (produced by Mick Boogie & Terry Urban)
2) Public Speeding (produced by Cookin’ Soul)
3) Know My Place (produced by The Amps)
4) Never Changing (produced by nVMe)
5) Miss Trouble (produced by Judah)
6) Back At My Place (produced by Remot)
7) No Love Coming Home (produced by The Kickdrums)
8) Lost Part 1 (produced by Coldplay)
9) A Spy’s Prayer (produced by nVMe)
10) Science Is Ignorant (produced by Gooch)
11) The Reverse Fix (produced by Mick Boogie & nVMe)
12) Hola Blanco (produced by Garbs Infinite)
13) Take The Hill (produced by nVMe)
14) Lost Part 2 (remixed by Mick Boogie)
15) Cold Success (produced by 9th Wonder)
16) What If We Cry? (produced by Remot)
17) Beach Chair (produced by Coldplay)
18) Falling In Shadows (produced by 6th Sense)
19) Life of Clocks (produced by Terry Urban)
20) X-Y-Z (produced by Hasan Insane)

These are some of the best cuts off the mixtape aswell as the other joints of Kingdom Come & Prospekts March

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