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‘Purple Moonlight’: OG Ron C and the Chopstars Give ‘Moonlight’ the Chopped-Not-Slopped Treatment — Listen

Four songs from the Oscar-nominated drama's soundtrack have been reworked.


Moonlight” is up for eight Academy Awards tonight, including Best Original Score. To mark the occasion, OG Ron C and the Chopstars have given the film’s musical stylings a chopped-and-slopped remix. “Purple Moonlight” takes four pieces from the acclaimed drama’s soundtrack, like Aretha Franklin’s “One Step Ahead” and Goodie Mob’s “Cell Therapy,” and reinvents them. Listen below.

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Following three stages in the life of a young black man struggling with his sexuality, “Moonlight” emerged last fall as the most critically beloved movie of 2016. That love has extended to the awards circuit as well, including a host of prizes for writer/director Barry Jenkins and co-star Mahershala Ali, who’s the favorite to win Best Supporting Actor tonight.

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How the movie ultimately fares with Oscar remains to be seen. In the meantime, listen to OG Ron C and the Chopstars’ four new works and calm your nerves.

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