Wednesday December 5 saw Red Bull take their Culture Clash stageshow to Los Angeles.
A soundclash event on a major scale, the Culture Clash sees four opposing teams slug it out over four rounds, an eventual winner decided by crowd reaction. An intriguing subplot of recent Culture Clashes has revolved around their unannounced guests – at the recent London Culture Clash, for instance, Diplo brought out Usher, Stylo G and Rita Ora for surprise appearances – and LA’s event saw another big name twist when the Friends of Friends team, battling Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, Mad Decent sub-label Jeffrie’s and Smog Records, brought out Clipse and G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T to perform ‘Mercy’.
One of 2012’s most high profile remixes, of course, was RL Grime and Salva’s (part of the Friends of Friends team) remix of ‘Mercy’, and it didn’t take long for the team to mix into it. You can watch a fan video below.
Update: Pusha T’s appearance wasn’t the only surprise of the Culture Clash. The other highlights include funk legend George Clinton performing ‘One Nation Under a Groove’ with Jeffree’s and DMX performing several hits with the Dim Mak crew. However, SMOG bringing out Too Short for ‘Blow the Whistle’ and Cypress Hill’s B-Real for ‘How I Could Just Kill a Man’ was a double-header that helped give them the win. [via AllHipHop]