Fall Out Boy has made a name for itself in the somehow-burgeoning emo scene writing catchy, hook-laden laments about girls and growing up, while band members sport trucker hats and barely fit into their jeans.
Kanye West has made a name for himself by producing some of the most popular hip-hop tracks in recent memory, for both himself and his friends, while making sure to remind everyone just how talented he is.
Does collaboration between these two make any sense? Well, that doesn’t matter, because it’s in the works.
Fall Out Boy has revealed that the multi-platinum rapper/producer will be remixing one of the cuts off the band’s forthcoming album, Infinity on High, set for release Feb. 5. According to NME, it is yet to be confirmed which song West will remix. In return for his services, Fall Out Boy plans to remix one of Kanye’s tracks.
West isn’t the only rapper getting in on the action: Fall Out Boy’s label boss Jay-Z will appear on the album as well. The first single off Infinity, titled “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” is set to hit radios on Jan. 29.
Emo, regardless of how one feels about the music, has been a dominant pop force for a few years now. Thanks to Blink-182 and Good Charlotte, catchy, vapid tunes from rockers wearing eyeliner have been all the rage on rock radio. Fall Out Boy has led the charge.
Kanye West, regardless of how one feels about the man, has been the dominant force in hip-hop for much of the past couple years, remarkably skilled and proficient, though half an ounce of modesty might do him some good.
There are similarities, considering the artists’ prominence within their respective genres. Maybe this partnership shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Still and all … Kanye remixing Fall Out Boy?
Judgment Day is coming, people.