When I first met R.D. Peoples, I tried to tell him that “I think you should do a song with such and such”. I didn’t get to “such and such”, because he cut me off. He cut me off with serious excitement. His eyes got all big, lol. He yelled, “oooh that’s a brilliant idea! The top 10 collabs I want the most! That’s the freshness. Who I hope to collaborate with in the near future! You should blog it on the universe. Let’s do it. You want to?”
I didn’t know wth he was talking about. When he explained it though, I agreed. Soooo….yup. He quickly went off on this topic in crazy reasoning. I wanted to not agree shortly after, lol. Anywhoo…
He surprised me with who he named. I didn’t even know about half of them. I was impressed, and got to thinking how dope it would be if any of them actually happened.
10. Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie doesn’t need any back logging. He’s rock-god that makes crazy scary movies. R.D. Peoples isn’t necessarily interested in a musical collaboration. He feels a music video directed by the Zombie would be ‘too much’.
“If I had a music video directed by that would be utter insanity. I’m certain that anybody familiar with him and is a musician would feel the same way. You have to look no further than his House (of a 1000 Corpses), but if you do-you won’t see anything done by him short of amazing.
I think the way portrays ideas is very raw and original. I like Horror and gore. I like getting messy. It would be rated R for all of the right reasons. That’s something I’d really like to push in at least one vid, and Rob Zombie is exactly that…”
Minzy is a Korean Singer/Rapper/Dancer that was once a part of the K-Pop group 2NE1. She is very knowledgeable of the U.S. Hip Hop scene and culture. R.D. Peoples firmly believes her potential is truly infinite.
“Minzy is simply amazing. She is going to be even more gargantuan than she already is, and I’m a big fan of her style and public personality. Blending cultures and genres is what I’m all about, why wouldn’t this make sense?
The difference between me and just anybody is that I’m aware of the trends and sounds she associates with…just hopping on a trend isn’t going to work. It has to be genuine. Minzy and R.D. Peoples would be stellar…STEL-AR!”
8. Riow Arai
R.D. Peoples considers Riow Arai to be one of the greatest EDM producers on the planet. He called him a “maddening genius”. You remember the track “All Problems Solved” from R.D.P.’s free project “For the People: Volume 3″. It was highly controversial when it was released…and the dominant and eerily sounding track was produced by, you guessed it; Riow Arai.
“I would record an entire EP with him if I could…he is just a monster. Everything he does is high quality, and so diverse. Not enough people know of music, I’d love to do a small part in getting out to as many people as possible. This is one that just screams genius.”
I am a huge EDM fan, so I’m very aware of who Deadmau5 is; I’m a Mau5head, lol. Deadmau5 is making all kinds of music these days. Being that R.D. Peoples already lays vocals to to all genres of EDM music, I can easily see this one happening.
“To me, it seems like Deadmau5 can make anything musically. I have actually remixed some tracks of his just to do it. I think a session with him would push the EDM genre even further. I truly do…there are many people who do what I do-but they don’t do it like me. The same goes for Deadmau5. It makes sense…a lot of sense.”
Hopsin is a brutally honest and direct Hip Hop artist that consistently throws down some serious rhyming. He has been on a huge upsurge lately, and is one of the most interesting emerging recording artists I’ve recently came across. R.D. Peoples doesn’t even really listen to newer rap artists these days, but he takes great exception and appreciates the efforts of Hopsin.
“I heard a Hopsin song a couple of years back. I remember rewinding it a listening two or three times. It was pretty impressive. I really didn’t hear much more of him until a month ago or so. I saw some vid of him chatting with his fans and talking about how he hated money and wanted to live on Pandora with his tribe…something to that effect. I really related to that, and went on to watch a few vids and listen to a few songs. His authenticity and honesty really is striking to me; mainly because I don’t see it very often in Hip Hop anymore. I think that kind of collaboration isn’t even fair to other hip hop artists. It isn’t about speed or syllable…it’s about the msg.”
5. Janina Gavankar
I happen to be a big fan of her, because I watch True blood. I’m a Truebie. So when he said her name I was pretty shocked, and excited. R.D. Peoples has never even seen True Blood. He first heard of Janina when he saw her on G4TV. But he didn’t become interested in her creative efforts until he heard her single, “Waiting for Godot”.
“I really had no idea about her being an actress or being a musician. I found out about Waiting for Godot via Twitter, and when I heard it I was blown away. She is so fierce, and creative in the way that just fits into my likeness. She has grown on me in a big way. Thing is it was a total impulse buy. I read the single was out, and I just bought it. Some of the best .99 I’ve spent. I really hope to make this one a reality.”
4. Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian (System of A Down)
Oh, Toxicity was my sh*t!!! Anywhoo…
System of a Down is one of R.D. Peoples’ favorite bands of all time. He sees this dream collaboration as a mere pipedream, but can’t help but think of what type of sound would come from it.
“It would be one of those situations that would be surreal. The kind of skill and talent that Serj and Daron; the whole band tbh-is nothing short of elite. They are some of the greatest musicians of our generation.
When you’re around that kind of brilliance; one of two things will happen. You will either crash or you rise. I would rise. I don’t crash. I never crash. The adrenaline and neurons would be pushed to the max. These are the kind of guys I aspire to be like. Real, intense music…with a very powerful message.”
This is one that I actually see becoming a reality sooner than any other he named. Gorillaz is the incredibly delightful animated band that is known for jams like “Feel Good Inc.” and “Clint Eastwood”. Peeps has already collaborated with them; in a way. He remixed 6 instrumentals from the album “Demon Days” and named it “Dark Days”. It was all about drug abuse and the consequences of it. It was very dark; and very humorous.
“What could actually happen with that kind of collaboration is completely unpredictable. Here is an opportunity to truly bend genre and create a concept that is completely on a different level. I had so much fun making Dark Days. People actually thought I was an addict.”
2. Dj Rap
If you follow R.D. Peoples on Twitter, you know he is completely “flipped” for Dj Rap. He holds her in the highest of regards in all levels. It’s kind of adorable the way that he admires her. But it’s not all about looks here. He has been an avid supporter of hers for the past 10 years.
“Dj Rap is simply ‘it’ for me. I feel the reason that I’ve been such a long time fan and supporter is because she was the first DnB female dj I’ve ever heard. I mean, there are tons of female EDM djs/producers out and about; and hot girls are everywhere. She just continues to stick out to me. She is a hard worker and crazy creative; this…I like. I dig her voice when she uses it; and I dig her energy. She has a style I just can’t help but admire. If I were to collaborate with her, I would have to really fight the fan boy in me. I’m kind of speechless just thinking about it. My Wonder Woman.”
1. Alex Pardee
I actually thought that Alex Pardee was a band of some sort when Peeps said his name. But it was even better than that. Alex Pardee is a monster of an artist. His work speaks for itself. I became addicted after I googled him when setting this blog up. I can see why R.D. digs him so much.
“His work is just sensory overload. I actually become inspired and motivated by some of his images. I mean an entire concept for a song can come to me. One of my goals is to have a graphic novel and/or comic book starring me in some way. This is where he would come in…or album artwork or even a music video.
There are a lot of artists that emulate him, but they aren’t on the level he is at now. I mean it’s crazy. Just look at his work. This is one collab I really want to make a reality, probably more than any other.”
The fact that R.D. Peoples took about a minute to name these people is what is the most intriguing to me. It means that he envisions himself as one that has or will soon achieve greatness. Every one in this list is an elite artist in one form or another. Whether or not any of these self-professed dream collaborations ever happed; there is something to be said of such confidence. Go R.D. Peoples…All Dead Everything.
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