As she composes songs for her third studio album, Alicia Keys tells Billboard she’s seeking ”strange as hell” collaborators (read: musicians far from the hip-hop/R&B world). As much as I’d like to hear her record a track with someone sorta similar (say, Fiona Apple, or Ben Folds), I’m sure she could come up with someone truly unlikely if she really tried. Names she suggests include John Mayer (not so strange), the White Stripes (better), and Queens of the Stone Age (pretty darn strange). Hey, how about System of a Down? Toby Keith? Björk? Ted Nugent?
Who’s the strangest potential collaborator you can think of for Alicia Keys? Let us know, all you would-be mash-up DJs.