Blues-Rock band The Black Keys have teamed up with former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Dame Dash to create BlakRoc. A side project for the band, the November 27th (Black Friday) release sees the Akron, Ohio natives collaborate with Hip Hop stars, many of whom remain associates of Dash, on Splash Records.
Confirmed guests include Mos Def, RZA, Raekwon, M.O.P. and Pharoahe Monche. An appearance from Ol’ Dirty Bastard was alluded to appear on the lead-single “Coochie,” though alternate versions have already released without the late Wu-Tang Clan personality.
The tracklisting below is official, though guests remain unconfirmed:
1. Coochie (feat. Ludacris & Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
2. On The Vista (feat. Mos Def)
3. Hard Times (feat. NOE)
4. Dollaz & Sense (feat. Pharoahe Monch & RZA)
5. Why Can’t I Forget Him (feat. Nicole Wray)
6. Stay Off The F*%$#n’ Flowers (feat. Raekwon)
7. Ain’t Nothing Like You (feat. Jim Jones & Mos Def)
8. Hope You’re Happy (feat. Billy Danze (of M.O.P.), Nicole Wray & Q-Tip)
9. Tellin’ Me Things (feat. RZA)
10. What You Do To Me (feat. Billy Danze (of M.O.P.), Jim Jones & Nicole Wray)
11. Done Did It (feat. Nicole Wray & NOE)