Let me start out by saying that I think Matisyahu is a dick. I think this because he kicked my friend in the face and tried to break her camera, and then took to Twitter to say he wasn’t sorry. But this mash-up of his song “One Day” with Jay-Z‘s “Young Forever” and The Beatles‘ “Let It Be” is infuriatingly good.
“Let One Day Be Forever” takes the vocals from Hasidic rapper Matisyahu’s paean to world peace “One Day” and combines them with Jay-Z’s beats and The Beatles’ iconic piano line to create something new and inspiring. And it’s not a coincidence that they match up so well; listening to Jay-Z’s “Young Forever,” I’m noticing that Matisyahu’s melody takes more than a little from the Jay-Z hook (which, in turn, was taken from the German synth-pop group Alphaville, whom he properly credited). Regardless, it’s a pretty great mash-up SoundCloud user worff has made. Maybe someday Matisyahu will take his own advice.