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Hip-hop goes folk

Hip-hop goes folk -- A trend of cross-genre collaboration creates some unlikely pairings, like R. Kelly and Will Oldham

The latest accessory for a clutch of hip-hop-influenced performers: their favorite musicians…who dabble in folk. Below, check out the latest in these curious cross-genre collaborations.

Mark Ronson
The hot producer was sanctioned by Bob Dylan to remix ”Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” for his upcoming best-of album.

R. Kelly
And you thought Trapped in the Closet couldn’t get any freakier: Cult fave Will Oldham cameos as a cop in the 15th video chapter of the epic series.

Danger Mouse
After co-producing Sparklehorse’s Sept. ‘06 CD, Gnarls Barkley’s DJ half just finished a disc for quirky group the Shortwave Set.

Kanye West
Besides asking Peter Bjorn and John to back him at a recent show, West recruited Oldham for a second version of his ”Can’t Tell Me Nothing” video.