Thundercat & Zack Fox Review The Horrible Year That Was 2016 In New Interview
Master bassist Thundercat and illustrator, comedian, and creator of memes Zack Fox talked to Thump via Skype in a new interview. They answered questions about almost everything that went down in the very bad, not good year known as 2016. The duo talked about the election of Donald Trump to the capturing of Mexican drug lord El Chapo. They also touched on the passing of David Bowie and Bernie Worrell, Gucci Mane‘s release from prison, Brexit, the Summer Olympics, and more. When asked about the passing of Prince, Thundercat replied:
“I have several different versions of a Prince story. My older brother used to play drums with Prince, and a girl I was dating used to work with Prince. Prince actually wanted to sing on Kendrick’s album [2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly] and I was very anti it, because I wanted him to create something himself when it came to Kendrick. I felt very intimidated by Prince and got scared when he wanted to sing on “Complexion (A Zulu Love).””
The thought of Prince on Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly is insane. If you missed it, watch Anderson .Paak and Pharrell spontaneously break into an amazing rendition of Thundercat’s “Them Changes” in a promotional clip for OTHERtone Radio. Read the entire, often hilarious, interview between Zack Fox and Thundercat via Thump by heading here.