Johnny Cash goes hip-hop
There have been many bizarre remix projects over the years, but this one surely takes the (Dogg) biscuit.
An album called Johnny Cash Remixed is out 15 June, featuring remix interpretations of Cash classics from the likes of Alabama 3, The Heavy, Buck 65 and many more.
The album is executive produced by Cash's son John Carter Cash along with Snoop Dogg. But of course!
Highlights? Snoop himself raps over a remix of I Walk The Line, Pete Rock lends his legendary hip-hop skills to Folsom Prison Blues, while an accompanying DVD documents the process, including Snoop recording vocals at the Cash Recording Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Watch a clip here!
Weird? Bad? Simply sacrilegious?
Well, 20 years ago no-one would have thought Def Jam co-founder and (then hip-hop head) Rick Rubin would go on to revitalise Cash's career with the American Recordings albums, nor that Kate Moss would appear in Johnny Cash videos. So who's to say?
For all concerned, we guess it's all about the Cash.