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Jay-Z’s ‘99 Problems’ Gets a Film Clip Remix

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By Cooper Fleishman on February 13, 2012

Remixing songs by replacing lyrics with movie dialogue hasn’t gotten old yet. On the contrary, we’re delighted by how consistently creative and clever they’ve been. Take for example Eclectic Method’s version of “99 Problems” by Jay-Z with film clips. Take that, SOPA!

The supercut trend has been around since at least 1958, but it has become a labor of love and popular form of criticism with the advent of YouTube in 2005. Most supercuts, about 82 percent of them, according to maven Andy Baio, come from movies and television shows, while the rest are essentially comprised of real-life events, video games and a random assortment of clips.

Oh, and in case you were wondering for trivia purposes, the first supercut native to the web apparently belongs to Chuck Jones’ 2002 “Buffies” clip — every time someone says “Buffy” during the first season of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Another of our favorites: Lionel Richie’s “Hello,” but in place of his sweet vocals, the spoken words from characters portrayed by Elvis, Woody Allen, Leslie Nielsen, John Cusack, Bruce Lee and dozens more.

(via Laughing Squid)


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