Elton John's future catalog could involve more hip-hop. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the music legend said he'd be down to more rap records if given the proper assistance.
“I'd love to. I just don't know how to do it. I do love electronica," he said. "So, for me, I'd have to work with someone who knows about it, like a Pharrell or a Kanye, who I respect tremendously,”
While calling on the Yeezus rapper or happiest producer in the game would certainly help, this isn't John's first voyeur into hip-hop. Back in 2001, he hit the stage with Eminem at the Grammy Awards and even booked studio time with Em five years later, which was unfortunately postponed due to the unexpected death of Em’s best friend and D12 member, Proof.
Even the aforementioned Yeezy has sampled some of John’s work on songs like “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” and “Good Morning." The singer/pianist was also invited to provide the vocals for West’s “All Of The Lights” off the 2011 LP My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
But regardless of his past credentials, there's still hope the Grammy winner (who recently released The Diving Boar last September) will hop in the booth with a rapper soon.
“I like to do things outside of the Elton John genre. Doing other things is a challenge and a learning experience,” he said. “You never can knock anybody else's type of music until you try it.”