I was at Tim Hortons getting a coffee and donut and they were playing "Hot" by Avril Lavigne (I know, right? - so Canadian). While listening to it, I noticed it shared some musical characteristics with T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank," which was also getting a lot of radio play at the time (winter-spring '08). I stuck them together and they just worked (I used Acid Pro 4.0 - I didn't have Ableton yet when I started it). The songs practically mashed up themselves, with the exception that the keys are three half steps apart, so I had to do some pitch-shifting. Since bringing T-Pain down worked better than bringing Avril up, it's sort of got a chopped and screwed thing happening. Lyrics-wise, I tried to create a romance between Avril and T-Pain/Yung Joc. That kind of thing can be a really fun part of mashups.Â
I hope you all enjoy.
"Buy U a Hot Drank"
Avril Lavigne vs. T-Pain (feat. Yung Joc)