Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha and Blink-182 drummer Tr
- The latest image shows the duo posing alongside de la Rocha and Barker with El-P’s longtime friend Yak Ballz.
- El-P posted a separate picture of de la Rocha with the caption, “Yes it really is happening.”
- We asked Travis Barker, who has played on a number of hip-hop projects, where his love for the genre came from:
- “It came from fifth grade, listening to like Raising Hell, Run-DMC, like listening to Houdini, listening to Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys. You know, growing up, hip-hop, you know, was genuinely lead by a drum machine — that’s what took the place of a drummer. So to even be allowed or given the opportunity or blessed to work with all these people or do all this production or as much as I have in hip-hop, I feel very lucky.”
- El-P and de la Rocha were at one point going to collaborate on a project in the early 2000s, but it never came together.
- Barker, meanwhile, has been drumming with a number of rap artists, including LL Cool J, Chuck D, the Cool Kids and Yelawolf.
- De la Rocha has kept a fairly low profile since Rage Against The Machine’s last live show, which took place in 2011, while Barker recently did some work in the studio with a new group featuring members of Limp Bizkit and Nine Inch Nails. A new Blink album is also reportedly coming out this year.