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Elton John: "My Next Record Will Be Hip-Hop"

August 25, 2006 3:43 PM ET

Elton John was talking to us about his upcoming album, The Captain and the Kid, due out next month, when he dropped a bomb about his plans for the project after that: he intends to record a hip-hop album with Dr. Dre. Sir Elton has yet to personally discuss this project with Dre but he's dead serious about the prospect. "I want to bring my songs and melodies to hip-hop beats — a bit like no 'No Diggity' by Blackstreet," said the Rocket Man, who's also a huge fan of Tupac's 1995 hit "California Love." "I love these beats, but I have no idea how to get them."

"I want to work with Pharrell, Timbaland, Snoop, Kanye, Eminem and just see what happens. It may be a disaster, it could be fantastic, but you don't know until you try." Doubters are referred to Elton's 2001 Grammy performance of "Stan" with Eminem, which really wasn't so shabby. For more about all this (including reaction from Bernie Taupin!) and more info about The Captain and the Kid, check out the September 7th issue of Rolling Stone.

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