Published May 21, 2014Jack White's new single, "Lazaretto," has a distinct hip-hop flavour to it, which speaks to the singer's high-profile connections to the rap world. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the former White Stripes hero opened up about a couple of failed collaborations with big-name rappers.
Fans may remember that, back in 2010, White and Jay Z collaborated on a track, with Hova apparently adding rhymes to a piece that the Third Man Records boss had kicking around. They went on to record more material but, sadly, the songs remain unfinished. "I'm not sure he liked them," White said.
In other disappointing news, Kanye West reportedly asked White to appear on 2013's Yeezus, but he never followed up on the request.
White added that he was a huge fan of the Yeezus tour. "That might have been the greatest show I've seen in my life," he said. "It was more punk, more in-your-face than anything I've seen."
While we're disappointed that these collaborations seem to have been abandoned, this evidently isn't slowing White down. His album Lazaretto comes out on June 10, and he told NPR that he has already begun recording new ideas that sprung up during rehearsals with his band.