Hip-hop has taken over and become mainstream. Whether good or bad this is the situation in which we find ourselves. The latest evidence is Elton John has expressed interest in working with hip-hop producers. Quote:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After 40 years of performing rock music, pop ballads and movie soundtracks, Elton John is looking to cross over to yet another musical genre — hip hop.
“I want to bring my songs and melodies to hip hop beats — a bit like ‘No Diggity’ by Blackstreet,’” John said in excerpts of an interview posted on Rolling Stone’s Web site on Friday.
John told the music magazine he would like to work with producer Dr. Dre and a variety of artists, although he had yet to contact them.
“I want to work with Pharrell (Williams), Timbaland, Snoop (Dogg), Kanye (West), Eminem and just see what happens. It may be a disaster, it could be fantastic, but you don’t know until you try,” he said
It makes sense. These hip-hop producers are also the biggest pop music producers.