Hip-hop mogul Kanye West is reportedly working on some music together with Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney. According to a report by Page Six on Monday, the unlikely duo has been secretly recording a number of tracks together that could potentially become an album.
There is one song tentatively titled “Piss on My Grave” that is creating a bit of buzz. A rep of West declined to comment on the rumors, but it is no secret that McCartney would be interested in collaborating with a rapper. A source told British tabloid The Sun, “Kaye and Paul have known each other for a long time but have become more friendly recently. There’s every chance they’ll head into the studio together.”
Music legend Cher recently collaborated with hip-hop group Wu Tang Clan on their new top-secret album, and who could forget Run DMC’s classic hit song with Aerosmith. These are the type of collaborations that end up working, especially since both McCartney and West are musical geniuses within their own genre of music.
Although collaborating with a hip-hop artist would be something new for McCartney, it wouldn’t be the first time he has collaborated with a musical superstar. Over the years, he has collaborated with Michael Jackson, George Michael, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, and Tony Bennett. None of them have been as outspoken and controversial as West, which makes the two joining forces pretty surprising, but at the same time, very exciting.
The two performers have recently shown mutual admiration. McCartney tweeted in a Q&A on Twitter that he has bought a copy of West’s latest album Yeezus. And West showed up at a McCartney show with actor David Spade in early August. These rumors could have some feet to them, and if found to be true, the two will keep it under wraps until the last possible minute.