It’s like the saying goes: it takes two to tango.
Hype.My were going through a list of live collaborations in the world of music and have shortlisted five live hook-ups that we love best. Here’s a run down:
1. Eminem feat. Elton John — Stan
Eminem’s original stalker track, featuring Dido, is brilliant and powerful enough, but Stan took on a whole new attitude and life after the Slim Shady rapper hooked up with the one and only Sir Elton John to perform the track at the 2001 Grammy Awards. The unlikely pairing of the two musical geniuses was embraced with triumphant cheers from fans.
2. Eric Clapton featuring Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan and John Mayer— Sweet Home Chicago.
You can’t go wrong with these cool cats of blues music. Popular blues standard in the twelve bar form, Sweet Home Chicago was first recorded and is credited to have been written by Robert Johnson. Over the years, it become one of the most popular anthems for the city of Chicago. These blues legends performed their rendition of it live in at a Crossroads Guitar Festival.
3. Jay-Z featuring Kanye West — Ni**as In Paris
Boss man Jay-Z and baller Kanye West gets the crowd going with their live performance of their super catchy and addictive track Ni**as in Paris at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011.
4. Michael Jackson featuring Slash — Billie Jean
What do you get when you cross the late King Of Pop with GnR’s former curly-haired, top hat-wearing guitarist? Sheer brilliance. The moment Michael is standing in a wind of smoke, dressed in all white as Slash is working it on his guitar will literally send shivers down your spine. First aired at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, this collaboration is out of this world!
5. Rage Against The Machine featuring Cypress Hill — How I Could Just Kill A Man
History was made in September 2000 when Rage Against The Machine invited the original creators of How I Could Just Kill A Man, Cypress Hill on stage. A prefect mix of old and new, the insane energy and rebellion on stage at LA’s Grand Olympic Auditorium was off the hook!