Adele (produced by The Black Keys)
Song Title: “Darkness Before The Light”
From Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans to Kelly Price, Christopher Wallace shined brightly with powerful female vocalists. But if B.I.G. were here today a true curve pitch would be in order. And Adele has the pipes to pull it off. Know this. The acclaimed Grammy-winning darling has professed her love for hip-hop several times during interviews. So combining the highest selling artist of 2012 with one of the most transcendent success stories in rap history makes for an inspired pairing. Adding the Black Keys bluesy tandem of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney adds a raw layer to this unlikely union. Check out the Keys’ 2009 collaborative work Blakroc featuring a bevy of rap standouts that included the likes of Ludacris, Mos Def , and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard and let your imagination run wild.