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Herbie Hancock's New Album To Feature Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Common And More

Herbie Hancock's New Album To Feature Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Common And More

Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper Pulls Out All The Funky Stops at Prospect Park Bandshell

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Herbie Hancock is getting the best of the best for an upcoming new album.

Hancock’s as-yet-untitled album will feature guest appearances from Common, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Terrace Martin and Kamasi Washington.

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“I’m learning a lot from the young people I’m working with,” Hancock said to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “…I never want to stop learning. And I’m not even thinking in terms of: ‘I’ll do this record, get it out there, promote it, do some concerts, and then at some point I’ll work on the next record.; These days, you can put out two tracks, then something a little later that’s connected to the other two. So where you draw the line is up to the artist. It’s a new day.”

Hancock’s forthcoming project will be his first since 2010’s The Imagine Project.¬†However, the 77-year-old said that he doesn’t have a deadline for the album, which reportedly was supposed to drop in spring 2016.

“I don’t have a lot of deadlines imposed on me as much as years ago, when I used to belong to one of the major (record) labels,” Hancock said. “Now, I have my own record label, and I make the deals and kind of set deadlines myself. But believe me, the reason I laugh is because it’s deadlines that make me have to come up with something, make me do things I wouldn’t do.”

Read the interview in its entirety here.

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune



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