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Here's a excerpt from the interview, in which Carney speaks somewhat candidly about the project's status and the band's relationship with executive producer Damon Dash:
We decided to scrap the whole record because it wasn't as fun or as interesting as the first one. It felt gimmicky. But [executive producer] Damon Dash just had a trailer made and put it out. He's an interesting guy. There are really good things about him, and some things that aren't so good-- like releasing a trailer for a record that's not going to come out, thinking it will pressure us to release it. I think the Damon of today is a lot different than the Damon of ten years ago. He really does have an ear for hip-hop, and it's unfortunate that he's not able to exercise that more.
So it looks like at present time, Blakroc 2 won't be coming out, which is unfortunate because not only did I enjoy the first installment, but the trailer for the second release (which I've now learned was actually made, like, two years ago!) got me excited to hear a fresh new set of collabos.
The first Blakroc wasn't the best album ever created, but myself and a lot of my peeps really dug it. It breathed new life into the concept of a rap/rock album, and was best appreciated via the "webisodes" that were released in conjunction with the record: the behind the scenes perspective gave the viewer a better understanding of the collaborative spirit of the recording sessions.
But never say "never" folks ..... Perhaps Blakroc 2 will surface.