Snoop Dogg Leads Johnny Cash Remix Disc
Johnny Cash's music has been reinterpreted by a host of hip-hop and dance music acts for "Johnny Cash Remixed," due Oct. 14 via Compadre Records/Music World Music.Johnny Cash's music has been reinterpreted by a host of hip-hop and dance music acts for "Johnny Cash Remixed," due Oct. 14 via Compadre Records/Music World Music. Snoop's version of "I Walk the Line" features his QDT production team, which also includes Teddy Riley and DJ Quik.
The project was approved by Cash's son, John Carter Cash, who says his dad "would have loved this remix record. While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on undiscovered ground. This is what my father was about: staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music."
"If you take your time to listen to it, country music is very similar to rap," Snoop Dogg told Billboard last year. "Johnny Cash is the one who stood out to me. I love his style, his swag, the songs he made."
Elsewhere, the Alabama 3 tackles "Leave That Junk Alone," Pete Rock reworks "Folsom Prison Blues," Mocean Worker updates "Hey Porter" and Frank Sinatra remixer Philip Steir handles "Get Rhythm."
Other acts involved in the album include Sonny J, Kennedy, Mexican Industry Of Sound, the Heavy and Count de Money.
A documentary about the creation of "Remixed" is in production. The album will also be available in a deluxe vinyl edition on Sept. 23.