Singles file: Lloyd Banks, the Caribbean, Daft Punk, B.o.B.
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Lloyd Banks featuring Sway, Giggs, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz and Ryan Leslie: "Start It Up" (Official UK remix)
What distinguishes this star-studded, "Official UK" remix from the regular kind? British rappers you've never heard of and gratuitous references to Hogwarts.
The Caribbean: "Mr. Let's Find Out"
The District-based outfit - think of the group as a really depressing Fountains of Wayne - confront encroaching middle age and a hatred of PowerPoint on this track from the early '11 release, "Discontinued Perfume."
B.o.B.: "Beast Mode"
The newly minted retro/hip-hop star looks back on his really good year. From his "No Genre" mix tape, which drops Tuesday.
Daft Punk: "Derezzed" (Breakdown remix)
The duo's dark, self-contained "Tron: Legacy" tracks aren't as easy to remix as you'd think, but the LA-based Breakdown give it a go on this buzzing, high-energy redo.
Nick Cave: 28 Covers
In addition to being a musician, actor and vaguely terrifying Renaissance man, Cave is also a covers aficionado. Collated here: 28 of his finest, from the sublime (Neil Young) to the ridiculous ("Mack the Knife").
| December 7, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: B.o.B., Daft Punk, Lloyd Banks, Nick Cave, the Caribeean
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