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The True Hero Of 2020 Is This Unbelievable Britney Spears And Kanye West Mash-Up

'Power' meets 'Toxic', at long last.

Britney Spears and Kanye West

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:¬†William Maranci is one of the most talented musicians-cum-pranksters hiding away on the internet.

Over the course of the last few years, Maranci has honed their mash-up talents by combining classic pop hits in increasingly ludicrous ways. They are the person who folded Mariah Carey into Radiohead, for instance; made hideous union of Crazy Frog and the Gorillaz; and gave ‘WAP’ a baroque flourish by mutating it through ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

But such pleasures are minor compared to Maranci’s truest masterwork — a combination of ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears and one of the most swaggering and empowered songs in the Kanye West back catalogue, ‘Power’.

It’s somewhat overstated these days to say that a song has given one “chills.” But I don’t know how else to describe what happens to my body when those first Kanye bars start hitting those all-time iconic strings.

This is a pop culture mosaic of the highest imaginable quality. Listen to it and bleed away the horrors of this long and terrifying year: