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KORN - Photos Of Studio Session With DEM FRANCHIZE BOYZ Posted Online
Several photos of KORN frontman Jonathan Davis at a Los Angeles studio with
members of the Southern "snap" hip-hop kings DEM FRANCHIZE BOYZ working
on a mash-up of their current singles have been posted online at Getty Images.
The two Virgin labelmates met on Wednesday, April 12 to create a new mash-up
version of the No. 1 Urban and Top 10 pop DFB single "Lean Wit It, Rock
Wit It" with "Coming Undone", the second single from KORN's platinum-plus
Virgin Records debut, "See You on the Other Side".
Both tracks arrive at the studio with major momentum behind them. DFB's
So So Def/Virgin debut album, "On Top of Our Game", is newly certified gold,
and "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It" has maintained its No. 1 status in the Rhythmic
Hit airplay format since reaching the top spot last month. It is also the
fourth-most played in the Urban format for the year so far. Combined with
the album's first single, "I Think They Like Me", DFB's singles have sold
an amazing 2 million mobile ring tunes â€” a million of them in just a six-week
period. "Coming Undone" has this week entered the Top Ten in the Active
Rock airplay format. KORN's first Virgin single, "Twisted Transistor", is
among 2006's top 5 Active Rock songs so far in 2006.
The video for "Twisted Transistor" had already been a top-level meeting
of rock and hip-hop minds, starring Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon, David Banner and
Xzibit in the visual roles of KORN members Munky, Jonathan Davis, David
Silveria and Fieldy, respectively. KORN was co-produced by Lil Jon in their
cover of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Fight the Power".
The history of hip-hop has been dotted with creative and monstrously successful
collaborations between rap and rock acts all the way back to rap's old-school
period, beginning with pioneers RUN-DMC, who had a worldwide Top Ten single
and a groundbreaking video classic in their cover and collaboration with
AEROSMITH in "Walk This Way". Also, PUBLIC ENEMY recorded and toured with
ANTHRAX at the height of their career, forging a further bond between rap
and rock and roll. And the late-2004 pairing of JAY-Z and LINKIN PARK in
the mash-up EP "Collision Course" entered the album chart at No. 1.