Travis Barker "Give the Drummer Some" cover, created by rocker artist Pushead
â€œGive the Drummer Some,â€ Travis Barkerâ€™s long-gestating solo album, finally has an official March 15 release date.
Interscope, his label, has formally announced all the guests to grace the 12-track set, and many are doozies.
Lil Wayne, The Game, Swizz Beats and Rick Ross help out on first single â€œCan a Drummer Get Some.â€ â€œJump Downâ€ has the Cool Kids, â€œCarry Itâ€ features Wu Tang alum RZA and Raekwon and Rageâ€™s Tom Morello, recent Shady Records signees Slaughterhouse on â€œDevilâ€™s Got a Hold of Me,â€ Kid Cudi on â€œCool Head,â€ â€œDonâ€™t Fuck with Meâ€ with Paul Wall, Kurupt and J Roc, and â€œCity of Dreamsâ€ with The Clipse and Kobe.
Oh and rock â€˜nâ€™ roll showed up and it wants a piece: Slipknotâ€™s Corey Taylorâ€™s in on â€œOn My Own.â€ A statement said that fans should expect more announcements of special guests in coming days.
What is this, a Drake album? Slash?
In fact, Travis Barker has said before that â€œDrummerâ€ would be a big blend and showcase of genres and co-writes.
A deluxe version of â€œDrummerâ€ is also scheduled to be released at the same time, carrying a weight of 16 tracks. Barker also recruited visual artists â€œfrom the street, tattoo, graffiti, fashion and music worldâ€ to create a â€œvisual representation of each track on the album: Slick, David Choe, Mr. Brainwash, Mike Giant, Haze, Munk One, Nate Dino, Skinhead Rob, Cool Head - Jeff Soto, Richard Sanchez, Risk One, Chase Tafoya, Chris Peters, Dire One, Mr. Cartoon, Maxx242 and Usugro are all on board.
â€œCarry Itâ€ is already available in easy-to-use music video form, as seen below.
The release also indicates that a new Blink-182 album is still on slate to arrive some time in 2011.
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After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.