Another day, another “famous musician wants to record with another famous musician” – but this one is a goodie, with James Blake supposedly flirting with the idea of recording with hip-hop’s current hype man Kendrick Lamar.
Pigeons and Planes are reporting that Blake’s collaborator Dan Foat, fellow head at their 1-800-Dinosaur label, has spoken of the pair meeting at Austin’s SXSW festival last month. He says there’s a possible of a single coming out on each of their imprints.
Foat is quoted as saying:
“We met Kendrick Lamar and his manager Dave at SXSW and hung out and discussed a potential collaboration with James. If that was to come off then it would be great to release it via 1-800-Dinosaur and their label Top Dawg Entertainment in the States. It’s pure conjecture at the moment though, as everyone is too busy with touring commitments. The TDE setup is inspiring and something I’d like to replicate with 1-800, they’re like a modern day Death Row. It’s a long ball game. I find the whole hand stamped ltd 12″ idea to be about as limited as beards, beanies and tattoos in East London so we won’t be going down that road.“
Read the full interview with Juno Plus here. Blake’s new album Overgrown is out this month.