The Blakroc Project hits stores today. With so much emphasis on The Black Keys collaboration with distinguished MCs, its easy for one to take the lyrics for granted. MCs showed up to the studio and responded to The Black Keys raw guitar and drum sound with free-spirited verses. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys on Raekwon's from the hip lyrical creation:
He was sorta what I imagined watching Bob Dylan work in his prime would be like. Raekwon came in, heard the music, got inspired and just sat down and started writing. He wrote like 20 verses, just like that, in 45 minutes. And everything that he says is so visual, such a story. His rhyme schemes are just insane.
I posted Raekwon's BlakRoc track "Stay off the Fucking Flowers" a while ago. That and Pharoach Monch and RZA's "Dollaz and Sense" are standout tracks .