Stones Throw soul man Mayer Hawthorne has been spending a lot of time in Paris of late. Tonight, he performs at La Bellevelloise, and about a week ago, he let slip via Twitter that he was "recording some vocals for Snoop Dogg at a studio in Paris," adding, "the surreal life continues."
Those paying attention to the Dogg's feed may not be surprised though, as the rap superstar Tweeted the following in late October: "Who ya know that can pull @souljaboytellem @mayerhawthorne and @diplo in for a movie? Dat's why i'm BOSS dogg. We all might do an album." Yes, please?
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The movie Snoop mentioned is the forthcoming mini feature he's creating to ring in the release of his tenth LP, Malice In Wonderland. It apparently includes appearances from Hawthorne, Diplo, and DJ Quik, as intimated by this video below, in which Diplo also makes mention of plans for the whole lot of them (Snoop included) to head into the studio to make a "dubstep, psychedelic rock, rockabilly on acid" record due out as a joint Mad Decent/Stones Throw release in 2011.
Okay, so he was joking, but did you hear Snoop praising Hawthorne's shit? And did you (like me) get a little queasy watching Snoop and Hawthorne's heads nodding to what sounds like their first on-record collaboration?