Listen to Win Butler’s Mash-Up of Beck’s ‘Loser’ + Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Walks’
Just about everyone has offered up their opinions on the most recent Kanye-gate, when the rapper nearly crashed Beck’s Album of the Year acceptance speech at this year’s Grammys. Now, none other than Arcade Fire’s Win Butler has tossed in his two cents – in the form of an epic mash-up of the two artists’ respective breakthrough singles, Beck’s “Loser” and Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks.”
Under the Soundcloud username DJ Windows 98, Butler combines the two tracks for pretty darn impressive results. Opening with hollow-sounding version of West’s vocals, the song focuses on the rapper's verses set to “Loser”’s spaced-out guitar; Beck’s iconic refrain doesn’t come in until the song’s end. Take a listen below:
Butler’s mash-up follows another masterpiece inspired by the events at this year's Grammys, this one pairing Beck’s “Loser” with "Single Ladies" by Beyonce -- who West argued was more deserving of the Album of the Year Grammy -- for the hilariously titled, “Single Loser (Put a Beck on It).” Take a listen to that mash-up here.
Beck took home Album of the Year for his most recent full-length, Morning Phase, as well as the awards for Best Engineered, Non-Classical and Best Rock Album.