Hey homies, Tech Nine has continued his collaboration with rock bands this time with Five Finger Death Punch!! They covered LL Cool J‘s song “Mama Said, Knock You Out”, which will appear on one of Five Finger Death Punch‘s upcoming albums.
The Song will either appear on “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” which comes out on July 23 or “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2” which comes out something in the fall. When we find out which album it is coming out on we will let you know.
Here is Zoltán Báthory of 5FDP talking about their collaboration with Tech N9ne from Metalcovenant.com
Metal Covenant: What about the other guests, like Max Cavalera [SOULFLY], Maria Brink [IN THIS MOMENT], etc.?
Zoltan: Everybody is good friends with us. It was only Rob we didn’t know personally, obviously. Max has already sung with us before. He came out and sang one of our songs when SOULFLY was supporting us on a Canadian tour. During that [tour], we became friends and he came out and sang our song live, so that was kind of obvious to happen and Ivan [Moody, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer] loves Max. Ivan‘s a big fan, so we reached out to Max. [HATEBREED‘s] Jamey Jasta, same thing — a good friend of ours for a long time. We have toured together many times. And then Maria from IN THIS MOMENT. Actually, we just needed a female voice for our low piece and we thought, “Just get Maria.” She’s a friend and she can do it. But then she came to the studio and we said, “Sing these parts too.” She ended up singing more parts than what we actually wanted and it then became a duet instead of the low parts we wanted, because it was so good and we wanted to keep it. And then the last one was [American rapper] Tech N9ne. Today it’s not okay to collaborate with anybody in hip hop. 10-15 years ago, that was the norm and then we wouldn’t have done it. Now, when it’s not okay, when it’s taboo, I wanna do it. That’s the point — when you rebel, when you give that middle finger, because today this is a sacrilege. You don’t touch hip hop, but fuck that, we’re gonna and we did it. We had an idea to cover [LL COOL J‘s] “Mama Said Knock You Out”. We thought it was the irony of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, when people said “Mama Said Knock You Out”, it just kinda went hand in hand. LL Cool J was always somebody who was cool. Even metalheads are okay with him. Everybody’s heard that song and everybody knows that one and people are down with him. He’s cool, he’s okay, right? He’s an artist that everybody accepts. Then we made the song heavy and when Tech N9ne came in, we thought, “Oh yeah, this is happening. Fuck it, Let’s put it on the record.”