Herbie Hancock Working With Two Rap Legends For New Album

AllHipHop Staff

The legendary musician has called upon to of hip-hop's greatest rappers to help with an upcoming release.

(AllHipHop News) Jazz veteran Herbie Hancock has teased new collaborations with rappers Kendrick Lamar, Common, and Snoop Dogg to give his forthcoming album an eclectic hip-hop vibe.

The musician is working on his first studio release in eight years, and the project will be a unique affair, mixing jazz and funk with rap, but Hancock reveals he's learning about more than just what's hot in the modern music scene from his younger collaborators.

"I'm learning a lot from the young people I'm working with," he told the San Diego Tribune of his new material. "Because they built the new structures, social media, and that whole arena, and that affects how you get things out in front of the public to let them know you're working on something."

Hancock has enlisted the services of saxophonist and keyboard player Terrace Martin to produce the as-yet-untitled album, as he previously worked with both Kendrick and Snoop.

It won't be the first time Hancock has teamed up with artists of different generations - his 2010 duets release, The Imagine Project, featured performances from the likes of John Legend, Pink, Juanes, and James Morrison.