Two years ago, Mick Boogie and Terry Urban set the music world on fire with an unprecedented mash-up (although they hate that word) of musical icons Jay-Z and Chris Martin/Coldplay…Viva Ha Hova.The project featured production from Mick, Terry, 9th Wonder, Cookin' Soul, The Kickdrums, nVMe, 6th Sense and others.Viva La Hovawent on to garner hundreds of thousands of downloads, and receive acclaim around the world. Jay-Z himself told Mick he liked the project… and Coldplay even linked to it on their official website.
As the weather gets colder and summertime fades away, it seemed like a perfect time to re-release a project that can only be described as ambient cold weather music. "Terry and I were planning on re-releasing it in December anyways, just because everywhere we go, people ask us about it," said Mick Boogie. "After Jay-Z and Coldplay announced their big New Years Eve plans, including performing together integrating their songs… and about a million people emailed us… we decided to just drop the re-release now. Why wait?"
Featuring two new bonus songs not contained on the originalViva La Hovarelease, this project also finds the original mixes re-mastered, non-sequenced, and without the signature "dj drops" over the songs. "Everyone always told us they treated this project as an album, and not a mixtape," said Terry Urban. "This being the playlist generation, we wanted to offer the songs in an album, non-mixed format so people can use the songs however they see fit."