Patrick Carney denies there will be a sequel to 2009’s hip-hop collab Blakroc but promises a new Black Keys album soon.
Prefix reports that excitement has been swirling about the possibility of a sequel to 2009’s Blakroc album, which saw The Black Keys and Damon Dash team up with Mos Def, RZA, Ludacris, M.O.P., Q-Tip, Pharoahe Monch and more.
A trailer has been floating around online for Blakroc 2, featuring Talib Kweli, U God from Wu-Tang, Jay Electronica, OC, Curren$y (misspelled, incidentally), Wiz Khalifa, Jim Jones, Sean Price and The Cool Kids.
It’s terribly cool, but Black Keys drummer Pat Carney told Atlanta radio 92.9 that while a new Black Keys album is coming out soon, Blakroc 2 is “ not coming out soon.”
He said, “Somehow a trailer that was made, like, two years ago, without our permission, was recirculated again without our permission.”
“I mean, we have stuff recorded for it, about eight songs which are, I guess, done. But those were all recorded two years ago, around October of 2009. So Blakroc 2, we don’t have plans for that to be released as an album.”
While fans were excited for Blakroc, he specified, “Just be excited for the new Black Keys, because it’s the only one that actually exists”.
Check out the fake trailer and ponder what might’ve been, or what might still be, below.