I got the chance to interview Flying Lotus over at my other gig (Complex, if you didn’t know) and I just wanted to share some snippets that I think are very, very important to our Potholes readers. In particular, he opened about his planned collaborative album with Erykah Badu, feeling inspired by Odd Future, and working with Shabazz Palaces. Yeah. Awesome.
Peep the snippets below but be sure to read the whole thing at Complex.
On working with Shabazz.
What are you working on now while you get ready to push the album?
I’ve got my hands in a lot of jars. I’m kind of producing the new Thundercat stuff, kind of producing stuff for Shabazz Palaces and Azizi Gibson. Just little things here and there between records. I’m working on the music for a TV show called Cat Dick for Adult Swim. It’s really silly and about a cat detective. It’s all real animals, kind of like an old detective show.
On the planned album with Badu.
Getting back to Badu, is the planned joint album with her actually going to happen?
I’m not sure what’s going to happen anymore because she’s so busy, but hopefully we can connect because I’m game for it. To be honest, the only thing that came out of it was the track on my album. We have drafts and sketches of things but I really don’t think I can produce and direct an entire album unless we have time to be in the same space for a little while.
We would both have to find the time, and whenever the time comes for her, I’ll drop everything to make it happen. It was funny because I waited a lot and was like, “I’m going to take this track. It’s mine now.” [Laughs.]
The drafts and things we did before, we worked together in the same space. It has to be that way and we have to continue that because I just can’t see myself producing her over emails, though I trust she would deliver some awesome shit.
Feeling inspired by OFWGKTA and other groups.
Who are you listening to in particular that’s inspired you?
Jeremiah Jae. I’ve been familiar with his music for some time now and he moved from Chicago to L.A. and having him here has been motivating and inspiring. Whenever I think about not doing anything, we meet up and he’s working on like a million things. His presence is motivating.
And obviously Odd Future, those are my peoples, and all the A$AP kids. I like the Raider Klan. I fuck with all that shit, man. I wanna do some shit with SpaceGhostPurrp. I actually sent him some shit. We’re buddies on the fucking Skype. I’m trying to get some stuff done with him.