It looks like John Mayer is working on his next album, but this time, he’s crossing over into hip-hop.
According to his blog, he cites Kanye West‘s crossover on “808s & Heartbreak” as his primary influence.
I don’t think he’ll be rapping, per se, but most likely singing with some hip-hop fused tracks.
Keep in mind, this wouldn’t be an album for the underground rap snobs, who refute anything that isn’t politically charged and riot-inciting. This would be a record for the crossover fans (there are more hip-hop heads who listen to John Mayer than you may realize).
Here’s a video of him messing with some samples on his MPC:
What do you think? Good idea or bad idea?