Last week, U2 debuted their new song “Get Out Of Your Own Way,” which features rapper Kendrick Lamar.
While this may seem like an odd pairing, the two have actually already collaborated this year on Lamar’s song “XXX.” While I’m not particularly a rap fan, I enjoy this new U2/Kendrick Lamar song. It reminds me of Kanye West’s “Lost In The World,” which samples Bon Iver’s “Woods.”
U2 and Lamar prove that sometimes incorporating artists from different genres into one song can be fun. But that’s not always the case. Check out five collaborations that made me say “WTF?!” below:
- Brad Paisley and LL Cool J – “Accidental Racist”
Just the title alone makes me cringe.
2. Nelly and Tim McGraw – “Over and Over”
This was all over Top 40 radio in 2004, so I guess some people liked it. It’s not terrible, but I’ll never get past Tim McGraw’s autotune effect.
3. The Jonas Brothers and Common – “Don’t Charge Me for the Crime”
Common is known for his thought-provoking and outspoken lyrics. This song is no different. Except I have a hard time taking The Jonas Brothers seriously when they sing “My friend gets in the car with bags / Filled to the top with loads of cash / Throws his pistol on the dash.” You know… since the worst thing they probably did in 2009 was get a parking ticket.
4. Jack White and Insane Clown Posse – “Leck Mich Im Arsch”
Mix Jack White, ICP, sampling from Mozart, and an instrumental accompaniment from JEFF The Brotherhood…that’s when I go “WTF.”
5. Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy – Born To Be Wild
Ozzy Osbourne on a Muppets album. Need I say more?