Snoop Dogg and producer Pete Rock are among a number of artists tapped for “Johnny Cash Remixed,” a collection of Cash songs re-interpreted by a number of today’s hip hop and dance artists.
Pete Rock takes on Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” while Snoop contributes a remake of the Cash’s classic “I Walk the Line” with production from his new beat squad QDT, comprised of Teddy Riley and DJ Quik, reports Billboard.
“If you take your time and listen to it, country music is very similar to rap,” Snoop said. “Johnny Cash is the one who stood out to me. I love his style, his swag, the songs he made.”
Cash’s son John Carter Cash, the project’s executive producer, says the album’s concept is something his father would have enjoyed.
“Dad would have loved this remix record. While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on the undiscovered ground,” Cash, Jr. explained. “This is what my father was about; staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music.”