Music / Girl Talk

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Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) is a Pittsburgh-based mashup artist. Right now, he's the most popular mashup artist, but not the first. He released several albums, most recently All Day, in 2010. In 2014, he headlined the main stage in Coachella. This is his official website.

Not to be confused with the book of the same name.

Tropes associated with Girl Talk:

  • Bookends: The first track on Feed the Animals is "Play Your Part (Pt. 1)", and the last track is "Play Your Part (Pt. 2)". The former begins with, and the latter ends with, a sample of André 3000 saying the titular phrase.
  • Digital Piracy Is Okay: When the first two albums were leaked into Napster and Limewire, Gillis said it was exciting.
    • All of his albums are available in a pay-as-you-like system.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: His first album, Secret Diary, was a straight glitch/experimental mashup. By Unstoppable, the sound became more of his current claim to fame.
  • Sampling: This makes up his whole album career, but they sound good.
    • All Day uses 372 individual samples.
  • Special Guests: Busta Rhymes, Juicy J, E-40 and Too $hort at the 2014 Coachella performance.
  • Shout-Out: The cover to his first album, Secret Diary, is a re-creation of a board game called... Girl Talk.

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