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http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenew...xml&src=rss

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After 40 years of performing rock music, pop ballads and movie soundtracks, Elton John is looking to cross over to yet another musical genre -- hip hop.

"I want to bring my songs and melodies to hip hop beats -- a bit like 'No Diggity' by Blackstreet,'" John said in excerpts of an interview posted on Rolling Stone's Web site on Friday.

John told the music magazine he would like to work with producer Dr. Dre and a variety of artists, although he had yet to contact them.

"I want to work with Pharrell (Williams), Timbaland, Snoop (Dogg), Kanye (West), Eminem and just see what happens. It may be a disaster, it could be fantastic, but you don't know until you try," he said.

John is one of rock-n-roll's most prolific singer/songwriters and is known for flamboyant costumes and spectacular piano playing. His hits include "Your Song," "Rocket Man" and "Candle in the Wind."

The 59-year-old musician's next album, "The Captain and the Kid" is expected to be released in the fall.

He soared to stardom in the 1970s and has maintained a legendary status, branching into writing songs for movies like "The Lion King" and Broadway plays like "Aida."

But, hip hop?

Actually, John performed the song "Stan" with Eminem on 2001's telecast of the Grammys, the music industry's top awards, and the pair brought the house down.

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Yeah, and then her record became successful. He's shut his mouth since then and now he's making this ridiculous album.

Doesn't make it a good album. Though with the Elton John hip hop project, it would be a lot better for you to not say anything yet, it is still an idea at the moment.

That was just a publicity stunt for Eminem to "disprove" he was homophobic.

That is beside the point, all that matters is the song was a lot more tolerable than the original version.

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Doesn't make it a good album. Though with the Elton John hip hop project, it would be a lot better for you to not say anything yet, it is still an idea at the moment.

When aging artists do this kind of thing he/she is pretty much acknowledging that they've reached the end of their rope and that they are resorting to desperate measures in order to appeal to the younger and more profitable generation. He's pretty much given up whatever he had left of his integrity.

That is beside the point, all that matters is the song was a lot more tolerable than the original version.

It was the same song, there wasn't anything different about it other than Elton singing a bit off key.

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When aging artists do this kind of thing he/she is pretty much acknowledging that they've reached the end of their rope and that they are resorting to desperate measures in order to appeal to the younger and more profitable generation. He's pretty much given up whatever he had left of his integrity.

It was the same song, there wasn't anything different about it other than Elton singing a bit off key.

First off... "Captain And The Kid" =/= Hip Hop project. And I don't remember having a piano track in the original.

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