Monday, November 16, 2009
An album featuring the Black Keys and some of the biggest names in hip-hop will be released on November 27 under the name Blakroc. The project sports contributions from Jim Jones, Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA, Raekwon, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, NOE, Nicole Wray, Billy Danze and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. Sessions got underway in early summer in Brooklyn, N.Y., with Mos Def's songs among the first put to tape.
Standout moments include the album opening blues-banger featuring ODB, both tracks with Jim Jones, and the Pharoahe Monch & RZA one-two punch on "Dollaz & Sense." There's good production throughout, and never an "oh no they didn't" moment on any of the album's 11 tracks. The Observer digs it to the tune of four stars. A video teaser featuring in-studio footage is now live at blakroc.com.
Posted by Mr. Curiosity at 2:41 PM