Rumours were flying around in March about a tentative collaboration between Jack and Jay, but now thanks to some leaked photos we can be sure of an impending release. Clad in blues brothers-esque shades the two hung out after White played Jay-Z a riff, for which he instantly came up with lyrics to. The hip-hop producing legend has mixed with some of modern rock’s big names already including Linkin Park and Coldplay.
White said of the unlikely pairing
“I feel like I [have a] lot more to do with Jay-Z than I do with the Black Keys. I think Jay-Z is just incredible. The Black Album is one of the best albums of the decade.”
Both have collaborated with Alicia Keys recently too. With Jay-Z, Alicia rocked the New York anthem ‘Empire State of Mind‘ and dueted with White for the James Bond: Quantum of Solace theme tune ‘Another Way to Die‘. So a mutual friend brought them together maybe? Who knows, but for now I’m just really excited about seeing what comes from this pairing!