Big news for the meeting place that is rock and hip hop today...
The Black Keys, the other stellar two-piece blues-rock band to emerge earlier this decade, have spent most of this year working on solo projects. They'll come together in November with a host of guests for Blakroc, including Mos Def, Ludacris, Q-Tip and Ol' Dirty Bastard, who seems to have a lot more unreleased stuff than was expected when he died.
The other project, which is intriguing for totally different reasons, is what will surely be beautiful trainwreck of noise and obscenity: MF Doom and Dave Sitek (of TV On The Radio). This comes straight from the mouth of Doom's DJ. And you know the DJ always tells the truth.
Could this be the underground equivalent of the soundtracks to Judgment Night and Spawn?
I'm sure these two albums will get way better reviews than those two somewhat underrated collections did. If only Sir Mix-A-Lot were a little less well known...
(Blakroc in Billboard)
(Doom scoop from You Ain't No Picasso)