I have been waiting for this album for months! I got lucky & was sent a leaked copy so I've been blasting it in my apartment all weekend. It makes me happy :-)
The new BLAKROC album is a rap rock collaboration featuring, one of my favorite bands ever, The Black Keys along with some of my favorite hip hop artists, including Mos Def, RZA, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, M.O.P.'s Billy Danze, Jim Jones, Damon Dash, & the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.
I'm a huge fan of both rock & hip hop music so I greatly appreciate the effort The Black Keys made to bring all these extremely talented artists together to create something new & different. The Black Keys' guitar & drums are the perfect musical backing for these legendary rappers' smooth flows.
For a few examples of why you need to get your hands on this album as soon as you can, check out:
Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Choo) featuring Mos Def & Jim Jones - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZVBkbrht44
Dollaz & Sense featuring RZA & Pharoahe Monch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGI5GjcEGZk
What You Do To Me featuring Billy Danze, Jim Jones & Nicole Wray - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU2eGuSoWZ0