“I would love to maybe one day work with Kendrick,” Black Thought says.
Sharing his appreciation for Kendrick Lamar’s work in a new interview with HipHopDX, Roots rapper Black Thought opened up the possibility of a collaboration with the good kid m.A.A.d. city emcee.
“I felt definitely honored for him to have been that much of a fan [that] he wanted to rock on some of our material,” Black Thought said in a clip that debuted as a part of today’s DX Daily. “He never reached out to me to collaborate but on the same token, we never reached out to him either. I would love to maybe one day work with Kendrick because he’s one of the younger artists more recently whose work I appreciate.”
In another part of the interview, Black Thought addressed The Roots’ current label status and plans for a new album.
“We’re not really on Def Jam now,” he said. “We’re kind-of free agents if need be. It was cool, Def Jam was cool. Geffen was cool. I didn’t feel any difference. Def Jam felt like Geffen. A major label is a major label to me. We’ve always been self sufficient in that we never were dependent on a major label for much ever. So with that being said, when we were doing albums for Geffen, Def Jam or any other label, I feel like we’ve had the same results and we should be held in the same regards because we worked our personal brand. We shamelessly self-promoted our work and calculated our whole entire existence since we began. I don’t know if it would make much of a difference what label we went to.”
Read the full interview here.