Metallica and Jay-Z Get Mixed on ‘Double Black’ Track


Story by Charles Ken

Listen to BamBeatz’s mix of Metallica and Jay-Z’s seminal ‘Black’ albums

Metallica and Jay-Z, together in a mix? It’s something you have to hear to believe. has hooked up with BamBeatz, an up-and-coming hip-hop producer from Miami, to showcase a preview clip from his “Double Black” mixtape, and the track features beats from Metallica’s seminal, self-titled “Black” album and Jay-Z’s pivotal “Black” LP. The two albums celebrated their 20th and 10th anniversaries in 2011, respectively, which made this flawless timing for the mix.

BamBeatz’s full mixtape is slated to hit the streets sometime this spring. The first sample of “Double Black” is available at the end of the post. What do you think of the track? Are Metallica and Jay-Z a match made in mixtape heaven, or is it a no-go?

In other Metallica news, following in footsteps of Pearl Jam and the Dave Matthews Band, the metal icons will headline their own music festival this summer in New Jersey. It’s about time! Metallica, in partnership with C3 Presents, will hold Orion Music + More, a new annual music, arts and lifestyle festival, June 23 – 24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Performers include a broad mix of indie, alternative and metal acts, including Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, the Gaslight Anthem, Best Coast, Titus Andronicus, Cage the Elephant, A Place to Bury Strangers, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, Hot Snakes, Gary Clark Jr., the Sword, Avenged Sevenfold, Liturgy and more. Find more information on Metallica’s new festival and what to expect from the event, here.

Listen to BamBeatz’s ‘Double Black’ Track:


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