It’s been a while since we last spoke about the amazing collaboration between The Black Keys and 11 marquee hip-hop artists to create the group and album entity known as BLAKROC. As a matter of fact, it’s been about six weeks and if you remember, webisodes of the behind the scenes making of the album have and continue to be posted at the official website blakroc.com every week.
In the previous post, we saw Mos Def doing his thing in Webisode 2. Since then there have been some major high points in the webisode series (which are all worth watching by the way) including week 4 with the Rza coming into the studio, smoking some herb to “get into his spiritual zone”, dropping some lyrics, and surprising many by throwing down some licks on the guitar that would end up forming the outline of the song.
Another highlight was the week 6 webisode which features The Black Keys producing some instrumental tracks (or beats if you will) that are later followed by some impressive flows by Noe. To be honest, I don’t know very much of Noe; however, after hearing him rap, I wonder why I’ve not heard more of him before.
Lastly, the most recent week 8 webisode showed none other than Billy Danze from M.O.P. drinking some Henessy straight (because “how you gonna get it done if you don’t do it straight?”) , listening to a few tracks, and then settling down on one and dropping a solid verse.
Stay tuned in future weeks for the remaining webisodes and don’t forget that the self-titled debut BLAKROC album will be released on November 27th.