Stuck in My Head: Blakroc – “Ain’t Nothing Like You”

Blakroc “Ain’t Nothing Like You”

If you’re like me, you’ve probably listening to the new and much hyped Blakroc album that came out this weekend. For those not in the know (gasp!), Blakroc is a new collaboration between The Black Keys and a variety of notable hip hop artists, including Mos Def, Q-Tip and RZA to name a few. The album has already reached #1 on the hip hop charts on iTunes. While my soul is not stirred by this album, there are a couple of irresistible tracks firmly stuck in my head – like “Ain’t Nothing Like You”.  I love the raw, gritty beats thrown down by The Black Keys throughout the album.  The lyrics just seem to lose me, however. Guess I’m just not a hip-hop kinda girl. Regardless, I still firmly maintain that Mr. Auerbach is my own personal Jesus. ‘Cuz: “There’s nothing like you/You’re super cool.”

The Black Keys + Hip Hop = BlakRoc

‘Tis the year of side projects and my man, Dan Auerbach, is on fuego. Filter Magazine has just announced that The Black Keys and some of the biggest names in hip hop will release an album under the name BlakRoc on November 27.  The band has teamed up with rapper-producer Jim Jones to create an eclectic new rock-infused hip-hop project and will feature a star-studded roster of guest artists, including the RZA, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Mos Def, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

Right now anything Dan touches turns to gold.  I’m keeping my eye on this one.