The two teamed up at Philadelphia radio concert
Both were performing separately at Philadelphia radio station WXPN’s Free At Noon concert yesterday (April 18). Black Lips surprised the crowd by inviting the singer to join them on stage for a cover of T Rex’s ‘Bang A Gong (Get It On)’. You can watch footage of the performance at the bottom of the page.
Meanwhile, Black Lips’ Cole Alexander described Lorde as “mediocre” and Drake as “fake” in a recent interview, stating that neither artists sounded to him like they had endured the requisite struggles in life in order to write the lyrics that they do. Describing his love of “evil” and “ghetto” rap music led some hip-hop fans to take the guitarist’s statement as being racist.
“I didn’t realise my detractors held the stereotype that rap is simply a black thing. That ignorance is just a black thing,” stated Alexander in an interview with Creative Loafing. “I never got that memo. There are plenty of white rappers on the scene singing dumb shit and I love it. Really, trap is just my preference in hip-hop. I don’t completely dislike conscious rap. We had the GZA from the Wu-Tang lay a verse on one of our tracks. He is, in my book, one of the greatest lyrically conscious rappers of our time. I don’t think he would fuck with us if he felt I was racist. I also like my rock dumb and evil as well. Just my opinion.”