10 Middle-Aged White Musicians Who Should Collaborate With Rappers

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By: / April 23, 2013

Are you a middle-aged white man? Do you make music? Would rap fans be shocked to hear you on a record with a rapper? Then, hip-hop wants you!

From Willie Nelson jumping on Snoop Dogg’s 2011 album, Doggumentary to Brad Paisley teaming up with LL Cool J recently to record the controversial track, “Accidental Racist,” rappers often tire of collaborating with, you know, other rappers. Middle-aged white acts help shake things up a bit. How else can you explain the appearance of Michael Bolton—Michael Bolton!—on a song off Kid Cudi’s new album, Indicud?

Sadly, the songs that emerge from these collabos aren’t usually all that good. But it’s clear that it’s become a thing. Here, a few acts that rappers haven’t called upon yet. How long will it be before one of them actually shows up on a rap record?