February 21, 2014 21:06

Kanye West approaches James Blake for collaboration

Blake revealed that the artists have been in contact with regards to making music together

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Kanye West has approached James Blake and asked to collaborate with him, it has been revealed.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Blake explained that West has approached him about making music together, however, the fact that Blake isn't keen on working in separate locations is standing in the way of a collaboration. Blake revealed: "I have been in contact with him... You know, the way that I like to work is bare bones and personal. I think because Kanye's such an accomplished producer, if I was to work with him, then I think we could do something together, and just together, you know?"

The winner of last year's Mercury Music Prize added that he's constantly asked about his relationships with various hip-hop artists but that something is definitely in the pipeline. "Honestly, I spend so much fucking time talking about Kanye West and Chance and Drake," he said. "People ask me so much about it, but really up until this point, I haven't had any time to act on any impulse, so all I can say is we'll see and watch this space but there's things coming. I'm really excited. My monotonous tone of voice won't show you that, but I'm excited."

As revealed by NME, Chance The Rapper and James Blake are living together having moved into a new home in Los Angeles. The pair previously collaborated on a remix of Blake's song 'Life Round Here' in 2013.

Speaking to NME earlier this year about what he hopes to gain from his time spent living with Blake, Chance stated: "We're probably going to make a bunch of shit every day. I don't know what we're going to do with it. We might give some shit to other artists. We're getting a compound so we figure we might invite people round to the crib and make some music in the house, then kick them out and bring in some new people."

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