To celebrate an upcoming tour together, Blink-182 and Lil Wayne have teamed up to mash-up two of their biggest hits.
Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty amazing team-ups for concert tours. Why, we’ve seen the likes of Weezer and the Foo Fighters get together, Metallica and Slipknot, and Nine Inch Nails and Queens of The Stone Age, just to name a few.
However, in all of these situations the bands were actually pretty complementary in terms of their sounds. This is why we’re so very confused at the recent tour announcement from Blink-182 and Lil Wayne.
As Pitchfork reports, the pop-punk icons have just teamed up with the hip-hop veteran to announce a US tour which kicks off next month.
At this stage, it’s a North American exclusive, so don’t get your hopes up in regards to seeing them playing together in Australia any time soon.
However, to promote this tour, the pair have come together to deliver a live mash-up of Blink-182’s ‘What’s My Age Again?’ and Lil Wayne’s ‘A Milli’. Check it out below.
Check out the ‘What’s My Age Again?/A Milli’ mash-up:
While the music side of things isn’t bad, we feel rather strange noting that Lil Wayne sounds like the real MVP in this collaboration, with Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus’ vocals not quite cutting it.
In fact, the video’s comments have also attracted a mix of responses, with some fans noting they love the ambition of the track, but say they can’t really get behind it like they thought they could.
In related news, Mark Hoppus recently revealed that Blink-182’s new material is sounding much “darker” and “more aggressive” than their previous efforts.
“It’s very different to California,” Hoppus explained. “It’s a lot more aggressive. It’s darker in theme and tone.”
“If you like California to Enema Of The State then this album is more like the Untitled record where we are trying to experiment more: trying to experiment more, trying different sounds, and trying to expand upon what people think Blink-182 is.”
It doesn’t sound like we’ll be waiting too long for new tunes though, with drummer Travis Barker revealing that the new record will likely arrive before the end of June.