Has Jack White Turned Hip Hop?

Shabazz Palaces, Run The Jewels hook up with Third Man...

Well, consider us intrigued…

Clash had previously anticipated that Jack White was raised on a diet of delta blues and garage rock, a primeval stew designed to fire the nerve-receptors like few others.

Back in 2012, though, Jack White appeared on a collaborative single with Black Milk. Now, in a double announcement, the American artist seems to have embraced elements of hip hop.

On the guitarist’s upcoming tour Run The Jewels have been invited to play support. Allowing the duo to play some of their biggest shows to date, it pits two quite distinct but equally energetic projects against one another.

Elsewhere, Seattle avant rap group Shabazz Palaces are set to record a direct-to-acetate album at Third Man Studios in Nashville. The project will happen on January 17th. According to the Third Man site:

Very few records from last year got us as excited about the current state and hopeful for the future state of music as Shabazz Palaces’ Lese Majesty. Easily the most oft-spun record on the Third Man office turntable in the second half of 2014, it was imperative that we bless the beginning of 2015 with a live direct-to-acetate recording from these psychedelic warriors from the Pacific Northwest. Shabazz Palaces' obstinately original oeuvre emanates from a fully formed higher conscious, they plant their flag in the outermost realms of the hip hop global soundscape where vibrations throb into beat-heavy explorations, chrome covered constellations of higher reveries each offering it’s own sonic boom. We couldn’t be more excited to host Shabazz Palaces in our Blue Room transcribing their astral suites direct-to-acetate for a live audience, on Saturday January 17th we all blast off together.

So there you go.

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