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

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

Photo Credit: Ginny Suss for Okayplayer.

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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