Meet rapper & actor Common at Amoeba Hollywood Wednesday 7/23 at 7:30pm! Passes to the signing line available with purchase of his new album, Nobody’s Smiling, in-store at Amoeba starting Tuesday 7/22. Space is limited. Details.
It’s pretty common for artists, specifically rappers and big name pop stars, to join forces on one track or another, thereby harnessing their collective creative and popular forces and channeling those forces towards the chart-topping greater good. But these collaborations are never really a surprise. Young Thug makes an entire mixtape with his Atlanta neighbor and mentor Gucci Mane, David Byrne and Saint Vincent link up on the strength of their hair alone, and Ty Dolla $ign and the Weeknd both like to have sex. Sometimes unlikely collaborations are bad—just ask Method Man and Limp Bizkit—but at least they’re interesting. So, in the pursuit of interesting, check out the ten collabs we’d like to see in the near future that probably won’t happen.