In Conversation: CeeLo and Sam I Recall the 16-Year Process of Recording Their Collaborative Single

The Goodie Mob rapper also discusses future projects on the latest installment of Sam I’s series of interviews with his collaborators on Random Shit From the Internet Era.

For Sam I’s latest project, the N.A.S.A. producer enlisted a long and diverse list of collaborators ranging from Alex Ebert, to CeeLo, to Theophilus London—and that’s just on one track. The song in question, “To Whom It May Concern,” was the product of a lengthy collaborative process between the artist formerly known as Sam Spiegel and CeeLo—a sixteen-year process, to be exact.

The pair discussed that and more when the Goodie Mob rapper dialed in for the latest installment of the series we’re hosting with Sam I in which he checks in with a handful of his collaborators from Random Shit From the Internet Era. CeeLo also discusses his recent work with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach (the band’s fifth Gnarls Barkley collaboration after Danger Mouse worked on four Keys records) as well as future projects with Gnarls and with Goodie Mob, who will soon be celebrating 25 years of Soul Food this weekend

Watch the full video below—and keep an eye out for a cameo from Sam’s cat.

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