Black Keys release video teaser for forthcoming 'Blakroc 2' album
Almost two years after stripped-down rock duo the Black Keys made their official foray into the rap game, a second helping of their hip-hop hybrid side project Blakroc is on the horizon. Forged through their partnership with hip-hop mogul Damon Dash, the new album -- simply titled 'Blakroc 2' -- has guitar-wielding vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Pat Carney jamming in-studio with a parade of marquee rhymers. As of now, the list of collaborators includes Talib Kweli, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Jim Jones, U-God, the Cool Kids, Jay Electronica, OC and Sean Price.
News about the project piles onto the ever-mounting buzz over the Black Keys' forthcoming Danger Mouse-produced follow-up to 2010's Grammy Award-winning album "Brothers," which is reportedly already in the can. Despite the swiftness with which it was recorded, that album also has no release date yet. And though we're not quite sure when 'BlakRoc 2' will be unveiled, the new trailer below is an intoxicating reminder that more soul and blunt-inspired rap rock is most definitely on its way.
-- Nate Jackson
Photo: The Black Keys on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, on April 15, 2011.
Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times