Child Keem is eyeing a joint album with Kendrick Lamar.
Forward of subsequent month’s Grammys, the first-time nominee spoke with Grammy.com a couple of potential joint venture along with his cousin. Whereas followers maintain out hope for the dream pairing, Keem says there’s a 50 % probability that it might turn into a actuality.
“That’s query. It’s prefer it’s 50-50,” he mentioned when requested concerning the probability of a full Keem/Kendrick collab venture. “It might occur and it couldn’t, I don’t know. It simply actually is dependent upon numerous components that I don’t have management over. So, it’s simply what the world needs. The world needs it, then it could have it.”
The pgLang associates labored collectively on tracks for Keem’s debut album The Melodic Blue, together with “Vary Brothers” and “Household Ties,” which is nominated for Greatest Rap Track and Greatest Rap Efficiency on the Grammys. Keem additionally acquired a nomination for Greatest New Artist nod and scored an Album of the 12 months nod for his work on Kanye West’s DONDA.
In a earlier interview with Apple Music, the 21-year-old opened up about his tight-knit bond with Kendrick, saying it “goes past music.” “Each time I would like something concerning, like, life, and if I would like some knowledge, then that’s who I am going to,” he mentioned. “That’s one of many first folks I look in the direction of, him and Dave Free.”
Lately, Keem finds himself digging within the crates and listening to outdated music from Kendrick, Kanye, Outkast, and Frank Ocean, who’s on the prime of his want listing of collaborators.
“I discover myself going again to numerous outdated music. A variety of outdated Kanye and Outkast, clearly,” he mentioned. “However these are simply songs — album-wise, I actually return and dig. Like I mentioned earlier than, Frank. Even my cousin’s outdated albums. I feel it’s necessary to have your individual individuality, but in addition have the ability to reference artwork from the previous.”