In Rolling Stone interview, Elton John reveals his desire to make hip hop music
We spoke in 2006 and you told me you wanted to incorporate hip-hop into your music. Are you still thinking about that?
I’d love to. I just don’t know how to do it. I do love electronica. So, for me, I’d have to work with someone who knows about it, like a Pharrell or a Kanye, who I respect tremendously. I’d love to do that. It’s just a matter of when and where and, should I do it, the mood that I’m in. You can never tell. It’s happenstance and luck, basically.
John said that he’d “like to do things outside of the Elton John genre, and that “doing other things is a challenge and a learning experience.”
What do you think of Elton John doing a rap song?
Is this a broadening of horizons or just another example of a white artist using a genre housed primarily by blacks to earn gains?
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