Travis Barker's solo debut to be packed with A-list rappers. Excited yet?

Travis-BarkerImage Credit: Icon/SMI/Retna LtdIt seems as if Travis Barker‘s oft-delayed solo album is actually on its way. The Blink 182 drummer — who has survived and recovered from a plane crash that killed four others and been featured on other artist’s hit singles since we last reported on the progress of his as-yet-untitled effort back in 2008 — is set to finally release it this October. XXL reports that the album boasts some heavyweight assistance from artists like Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake, T.I, Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, and Rick Ross.

Some may be surprised that the drummer of a pop-rock band is being backed by rappers. But Barker, who won’t be singing or rapping on the album, has been a fan of and contributed to many of his collaborator’s songs and albums in the past. Here, he plays drums on a track for Wale’s 2009 Attention Deficit album. He also handled the percussion in The Game’s “Dope Boys.” And celebrating Famous Star and Straps tenth anniversary last year, he played behind Snoop and Pharrell. He’s no poser. I expect quality music come October.

Barker’s currently out on tour with his band. Are you excited for his forthcoming effort? Let us know.

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  • ®ustymustdie

    great…so the human coloring book put out a solo CD…. what do you call a guy who hangs out with a bunch of musicians? A DRUMMER!!!

    • Monty

      If he was a bad drummer, you might have a joke here, but you actually are trying to rip one one the best in the business.

      • ®ustymustdie

        wah! someone is making fun of my idol….WAH!!!!

      • mike

        you have to be kidding right? Not only is Travis an amazing musician that works his ass off but he is also an amazing father and role model as one. If you dont like him thats fine but your point is invalid.

    • Alex

      You know who would find that joke hilarious? Dave Grohl.

    • Addy

      Are u hatin cuz u have no idea bout music? U must be one of those people who has no rhythm. Who doesn’t understand beats. Travis is one the greatest I agree. If he wasn’t why would all the A-list rappers want to work with him.. He is def making more money than all u haters & most wanted then u all..

  • Jeremy DC

    No. I am not excited.

  • Matt

    If you don’t like drummers, why comment on an article about a drummer? Make better use of your time.

  • Tang Tang

    off course he is a pioneer of drumming this generation

    • ®ustymustdie

      that’s a sad commentary for this generation of music.

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  • awesome

    don’t listen to the haters travis, you’re badass and real people know it :)

  • BLUEYEZ

    Travis is obviously doin’ something right to piss you all off so much. I can’t wait for his album. Talent + Gorgeous + Sexy = mmmhmmm ;)

  • tonyt429

    He was featured on the cover of The Source. He must have some connections lol

  • ryan54

    He is one of the best drummers of the generation, most because of his diversity, he’s played with slash lil wayne, and is still the drummer for blink 182(if there have quit again) so if you rip him, your ripping rock, rap, and whatever blink 182 is considered, so what you guys are saying is you enjoy classical music. Don’t make me laugh, there should be no barker haters he can keep up with any drummer and does almost every genre.

  • Astie

    Any one who is the slightest bit interested in drumming would understand how hard this guy works, and obviously loves what he does, an insperation for all drummers.

  • corey

    I agree travis is one of the best drummers in the world….i play drums too and theres not a whole lot of freedom trying to play rap….all the songs sound basically the same …. but i hope he gets the chance to do rock or alternative again….

  • music-mix.ew.com

    Travis barker album eminem drake lupe fiasco.. May I repost it? :)

  • ben

    listening ot the album right now…..good stuff Travis….a few Blink fans I know hate it, but I love it…..keep on with this great stuff

  • Predrag

    if you want to see it for free your best bet is to actually rent the movie otesiwrhe go to mr.skin.com they have a list of all the movies that a certain actor/actress have been nude in as well as the ability to watch the scene

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