Se hva England skriver om Madcon

21. aug 2008 kl. 00:00

730 har ikke oversikten over norske artisters radiosuksess gjennom tidene, men Madcon har sust opp på 4. plassen på Nielsens offisielle liste over rotasjonen på alle de europeiske stasjonene. 
Dette kan ikke være langt unna en rekord.
For ett år siden ville det i alle fall ha hørt ut som ren galskap at disse undergrunnsveteranene fra Oslo (eller noen andre norske rappere) skulle ha fått til noe slik. I London henger det Madcon-plakater på hvert eneste gatehjørne.
Her er noe av det britiske nettsteder skriver om nordmennene:

Yahoo Music UK
– The biggest new single of the week is one which arrives seemingly from nowhere – “Beggin” from Madcon gatecrashes the Top 10 at Number 7. (…) The Madcon rendition can lay claim to be the first ever major hit version of the song. A hit in their native Norway last year, the single is that all too rare beast – a hip hop reworking of a classic which treats the source material with genuine respect. Hence the rap breaks dovetail seamlessly with the 60s beats and raw, soulful chorus to make a single which stands head and shoulders above just about any comparable single you have heard all year.

Yahoo Music UK

BBC Music

– Both born in Norway, both to African parents, their latest album, So Dark The Con Of Man, is a strange mish-mash of genres, mixing live instrumentation, female vocals and dance beats in a way more reminiscent of the eclectic approach of Outkast or Gnarls Barkley than the steelier beats of US rap.

– Or, as the pair put it: ”The way we do things/Is a little bit unorthodox/The way we do things make your mo-fucking jaws drop”. Jaws might, indeed, drop at the opening Beggin’, a cover of the Four Seasons original reworked by production team 3Elementz that sees Kapricon croon the original Franki Valli hook while Critical adds rabbity raps: Hear it once and, like Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”, you won’t be able to shake it.

BBC Music

Radio 1 Chart Blog

Hvis man skal lage en film om Madcon, mener denne personen at man bør gjøre slik:

– … And it would be a pretty good film. I bet Outkast would play the band, or maybe will.i.am and Ne-Yo, could play it as a hilariously mis-matched pair of maverick rappers, who break all the rules, and are always getting busted by The Chief – played by Timbaland – and they bicker all the time, but secretly have a lot of respect for each other.

Radio 1 Chart Blog

Killed By The Video Star

– This song, “Beggin”, by Madcon grabs you instantly and refuses to let go. It combines dance elements with hip-hop, in a style that reminds me of Gnarls Barkley… when they were good.

– I didn’t even know Norway had a music industry, let alone a hip-hop scene, so the origins of this song, and group are a really nice surprise. And there was me thinking Norway was all about long nights and heavy drinking.

Killed By The Video Star

The Guardians hip-hop-ekspert syns Madcons svenske albumgjest forsøker å kopiere USAs blondeste rapstjerne: 
– “The Way We Do Thangs” even features a guest rapper (Timbuktu) who gamely attempts an Eminem impression. Her.


– Jammen, “Beggin” er jo egentlig ikke Madcons egen låt. 

Slapp av, Tarzan.  Deres singel “Back On The Road” feat. Paperboys er den mest spilte videoen på MTV i Tyskland.