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 few potential joint undertaking together with his cousin. Whereas followers maintain out hope for the dream pairing, Keem says there’s a 50 p.c probability that it might develop into a actuality.
“That’s a superb query. It’s prefer it’s 50-50,” he mentioned when requested in regards to the chance of a full Keem/Kendrick collab undertaking. “It might occur and it couldn’t, I don’t know. It simply actually is determined by lots of elements that I don’t have management over. So, it’s simply what the world needs. The world needs it, then it might probably 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 Tune 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’m going to,” he mentioned. “That’s one of many first individuals I look in direction of, him and Dave Free.”
Today, Keem finds himself digging within the crates and listening to previous music from Kendrick, Kanye, Outkast, and Frank Ocean, who’s on the high of his want listing of collaborators.
“I discover myself going again to lots of previous music. A whole lot of previous 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 previous albums. I believe it’s necessary to have your individual individuality, but additionally have the ability to reference artwork from the previous.”