There's the old expression: "Politics makes for strange bedfellows." But the alliances formed in the corridors of power have nothing on the strange combinations inspired music can yield. For evidence of this, look no further than the combination of Freeway and Girl Talk (aka Greg Gillis).

The Philly-bred former Roc-a-Fella rapper and the reigning king of the mashup teamed up for April's six song EP, Broken Ankles, an effort representing both a major return to the spotlight for Free, and Gillis's first real production effort for original vocals. Moreover: Shit just bangs.

Complex News had the chance to sit down with the two to hear how they ended up working together, how Freeway whittled down eighty beats to six of them, and the major difference between working with Girl Talk and working with other (or lesser) producers. Check the interview above for all that, and more.

RELATED: Stream Girl Talk and Freeway's New EP "Broken Ankles"
RELATED: Girl Talk and Freeway Grab Jadakiss for "I Can Hear Sweat"
RELATED: Girl Talk and Freeway Show off Their Wild Side in the Music Video for "Tolerated" Featuring Waka Flocka Flame