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 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
"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.
John is one of
rock and roll's most prolific singer-songwriters and is
known for flamboyant costumes and spectacular piano playing.
His hits include "Your Song," "Rocket Man," and
"Candle in the Wind."
musician's next album, The Captain and the Kid,
will be released on September 12.
performed the song "Stan" with Eminem on 2001's
telecast of the Grammys, the music industry's top awards,
and the pair brought the house down. (Reuters)