“Hollaback Cameo”

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This mashup was my first to gain some traction. It was blogged about quite a bit, including notable mentions on Stereogum and USA Today’s pop culture blog.

I made it in 2005 after buying a used 12″ of Cameo’s “Word Up” at Amoeba. I began spinning the instrumental and wondered what would fit with it — I played the “Hollaback Girl” acapella and it sounded pretty cool. So I decided to do a proper mashup. Sometimes it’s easy like that.

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