Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Creates a Beck and Kanye West Mashup, “Jesus Walks, Loser”
Images Courtesy of Def Jam; Peter HapakArcade Fire frontman Win Butler has given his thoughts on the Beck/Kanye West Grammy brouhaha via a mashup. Under his DJ moniker, DJ Windows 98, Butler created a mashup of Beck’s classic slacker anthem, “Loser,” and West’s 2004 hit “Jesus Walks,” cheekily titled “Jesus Walks, Loser.” You can listen to “Jesus Walks, Loser” on SoundCloud.
During last week’s Grammy awards, West threatened to interrupt Beck — à la the 2009 Taylor Swift VMAs incident — when Beck’s Morning Phase won the Grammy for Album of the Year over Beyonce‘s self-titled album. West decided against it, though, and he smiled and left the stage. Although the incident seemed to make big waves in the music world, Beck doesn’t think it was a big deal. He told Us Weekly that West “deserves to be on stage as much as anybody.”
Butler, meanwhile, has had an eventful couple days. Last Friday, he scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds during the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, and on Saturday, he served his RaRa Haitian Coffee at the La Colombe cafe in New York City.
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