Exclusive: Former member of The Pharcyde Slimkid3 talks about his collaboration with Jurassic 5's DJ Nu-Mark and Incubus' founding members Dirk Lance and Jose Pasillas II for a single on the upcoming Ubisoft game "Rayman Legends." UPDATE: Video released.
Members of Incubus, The Phardyce and Jurassic 5 have joined forces for an upcoming Ubisoft videogame "Rayman Legends." Alex Katunich, also known as Dirk Lance, and Jose Pasillas II, founding members of Incubus, joined former Pharcyde emcee Slimkid3 and Jurassic 5’s DJ Nu-Mark for a selection on the video game's soundtrack. Slimkid3 spoke about the collaboration in an interview with HipHopDX.
"We are all highly creative minds," Slimkid said in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX."I'm not only a rapper, but I produce R&B, Soul and Alternative songs, as well. I feel like this is a winning combination."
Slimkid also said that this combination allowed him to learn from the musicians he worked with.
"Well, from Alex, I've learned that he is super passionate about reworking the song until it's right," Slimkid said. "Jose was simply smooth as a whistle, going with the flow. DJ Nu-Mark was so amazing on the cuts, as well as being a super engineer when we were in the studio, cutting vocals with me. He knows his stuff when it comes to Pro Tools and whips it into shape like no one can."
Slimkid also said that he hopes to continue working with all of the musicians involved in this project.
"With our work ethic, I think we will work again," Slimkid said. "Would love that and look forward to it."
Rayman Legends is set to be released September 3 on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. A preview of the collaboration of the song featuring Slimkid3, DJ Nu-Mark, Dirk Lance and Jose Pasillas II, can be seen and heard below.
UPDATE: The official video for the track has been released. It can be viewed below.