Here’s a new track off of The Black Keys’ upcoming album Blak Roc. It’s called “Stay Off the Fuckin’ Flowers”, and it features one of raps heavy hitters: Raekwon. As expected, he tears it up on his first verse. His rhymes are complimented by the Keys’ nice little guitar riff. Blak Roc is set to drop on Black Friday.
In this webisode of The Blakroc Sessions, we get an in-depth look into Mos Def and his recording practices. Be sure to watch from about 6:09 to the very end — Mos Def lays down some absurd vocals. We also get a brief glimpse of the mastermind behind the Blakroc project, Jim Jones.
I’m not gonna lie — I’m in love with this project and am eagerly counting down the days until it comes out. It’s going to be amazing.
In the first webisode of The Blakroc Sessions, we are introduced to a few of the major players in the hybrid hip-hop/rock project. These include Dame Dash of Roc-A-Fella records, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, and MC/actor Mos Def. We are also given a glimpse into the Keys’ sick Brooklyn studio where Blackroc will be recorded.
Be sure to check out the end of the clip, where Auerbach plays his track for Mos Def outside on the street. Mos Def goes on to harmonize over the beat and it sounds like he’s going to come up with some sick lines. Watch it now!
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Ohio blues-rock duo The Black Keys are currently hard at work on a hip-hop/rock side project known as Blakroc. The idea for the hybrid project actually came about after rapper Jim Jones and Roc-A-Fella records co-founder Dame Dash approached them. Featured on the upcoming album are some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Mos Def, Wu-Tang’s RZA & Raekwon, Q-Tip, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, and more. They’ve been producing a series of weekly webisodes that have been generating a ton of hype.
Take a look at the teaser and tell me that this isn’t awesome: