On one hand, this isn’t too surprising, as both Jay-Z and Jack White have publicly declared their hopes to collaborate someday, but on the other hand, holy crap! It actually happened! In an interview in the new issue of GQ (UK), the Dead Weather/Raconteurs/White Stripes rocker dropped the incredible news…
“I just did a record with Jay-Z,” said White. “We did a song together a few weeks ago. It was incredible. I played him something that I’ve been kicking around for a while and he immediately came out with words for it. It’s unbelievable-sounding.”
Perhaps Hova and White were introduced by mutual collaborator Alicia Keys.
Though White hasn’t made any previous forays into hip-hop (does this count?), Jay-Z is no stranger to rock collaborations, having previously teamed up with Linkin Park, John Mayer, and U2 to name a few.