Snoop Dogg, Pete Rock Remix Johnny Cash for Mash-Up Album

Country legend Johnny Cash's music will undergo a drastic change early next year with the release of Johnny Cash Remixed, an interpretation LP featuring a plethora of today's top Hip-Hop and dance acts. The project is being supervised by Cash's son John Carter Cash, who insisted to Billboard.com that the album is a work his father would have welcomed.

"Dad would have loved this remix record. While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on the undiscovered ground," Cash, Jr. explained. "This is what my father was about; staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music."

Snoop Doggs' rendition of the Cash classic "I Walk the Line" is promoted to be the disc's highlight, and includes production from Snoop's new production team QDT, comprised of Teddy Riley and DJ Quik.

"If you take your time and listen to it, country music is very similar to rap," Snoop reasoned. "Johnny Cash is the one who stood out to me. I love his style, his swag, the songs he made."

Mount Vernon-based Pete Rock will tackle another Cash signature track in "Folsom Prison Blues," a narrative song some have argued is a precursor to gritty, street music genres like Gangsta rap.

Also packaged with the release will be a DVD documentary detailing the project's progress through various studios such as the deceased legend's Cash Recording Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

 Johnny Cash Remixed is set for release on January 29 via Compadre Records.