Anita Baker To Collaborate With Snoop Dogg
Posted on July 28, 2009 by Jamie Slaughter
Anita Baker will be working with Snoop Dogg for one track on her 2010 album. The album will be full of live performances as well as a number of songs which she had originally written for other musicians. In somewhat of a strange collaboration, Baker has promised her fans that the song will continue the tradition of her previous classics, including Giving You the Best That I Got and Rapture.
"[The album] is not a departure. It will be an Anita Baker record, but it will have a lot of surprising elements in it," Baker explained to Billboard. "We'll take a lot of our contemporaries and bring them into my project where they may fit."
Baker and Snoop Dogg are working to produce a cover of Curtis Mayfield's, Give Me Your Love, which first appeared on the influential Superfly soundtrack. Baker has stressed that Snoop Dogg will surprise them, with his emotional maturity, which is not often detected in his own material.
"We do it in a very contemporary way, a very grown-up way," Baker stated. "It's lovely, who knew that Snoop is madly in love with his wife, you know? We've got a chance to see that in the way his music has grown, so when he comes in to do dialogue over that love theme, it becomes very grown-up and contemporary at the same time."
Blue Note will distribute the album which is expected to be released next Spring.