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Jack White Discusses Failed Collaborations With Kanye West, Jay Z And Andre 3000

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Jack White is known more for things he did than did not. He did rise out of Michigan's underground post-punk circuit with his early group The White Stripes. He did reinvent vinyl recently, modifying it in a manner that only a mad-scientist might. He did not, however, manage to pull off collaborations with some of hip-hop's current titans; namely Jay Z, Kanye West and Andre 3000. According to Billboard, in the upcoming cover story for Rolling Stone, White addresses those highly sought collabs that never came to fruition.

In regards to Hov, the Hitsville rocker has apparently done several tracks with the mogul/lifestyle wordsmith that never got the H-O-V stamps of approval. Then when it comes to Ye, White was apparently approached by the self-annointed one for submissions to Yeezus, but was never gotten back to by the Chicago rapper's camp. Then there was the time when Mark Ronson tried to pair Andre three stacks with the subversive musician, which also fell though. The small victory? Having his Third Man Records imprint issue the vinyl pressings of Jay's Magna Carta Holy Grail and The Great Gatsby OST, which was also commissioned by the BK bomber. Hold tight for the full scoop, as White will grace the cover of Rolling Stone's next issue. His upcoming LP Lazaretto is due out June 10th with digital preorders available via iTunes and hard copies available at Third Man.