Doc Brown and Yungun
Mad World Remix
Posted by Jeffrey Gold
on 5 May 2007 (04:00:37)
damn yur killin it on this conscious hip hop track...bring it...MAUI HAWAII
Posted by brendan
on 24 July 2007 (11:14:32)
i'm not a hip hop fan by far. infact i avoid it at all cost. was searching for a mix of mad world by "Dark by desgin" when i came accos this page. wow ! love it! could end up a hip hop junky with tracks like this,
Posted by Big Daddy Kilo
on 18 November 2007 (00:46:01)
Thankyou! Ive been looking for a download of this track for a little while now!!!
Posted by KNOW ALL
on 18 March 2008 (13:17:41)
Posted by Daniel Basham
on 10 November 2007 (23:12:41)
This song is very touching it reminds me of how cold and dreadful the real world can be. but it also brings hope all at the same time
Respected MC Doc Brown's version of Gary Jules' surprise Christmas number one is the perfect antidote to this now ubiquitous tune
UK MC Doc Brown here trades in the whimsical universality of the Tears For Fears lyrics for a stark but affecting account of why exactly his world is going crazy and adds a lilting hip hop beat to the catchy piano hook of the original. A coherent social consciousness – he alludes to 'the tramp with his change cup' – underpins the fierce brutalism of his account of why we're going nowhere: 'It's a disgrace / this place is like a whorehouse / the crooked system's the pimp / that's got us working till we're worn out'. An unnamed collaborator comes in on the second verse to give an account of his education which is so much more detailed and evocative than the original's assertion that 'I was very nervous / no one knew me'. Doc Brown's idea that insanity is to do with being 'a rat trapped in the system / of capitalism' is compelling and his powerful delivery contrasts perfectly with Gary Jules' ethereal vocal. This version deserves to displace the original in the public consciousness – it would be a mad world if it didn't.

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