Former Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz has teamed up with Eminem to record a new track, "What If I Was White," that will be featured on Sticky's Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones album, due out in February.
Sticky Fingaz and Eminem had previously collaborated on another song, "Remember Me," on Eminem's multiplatinum The Marshall Mathers LP, and Eminem returned the favor by joining Sticky in the studio as the former was cutting his solo debut.
"[Eminem and I] have a lot of mutual respect," Sticky Fingaz said in a statement about their collaboration on "What If I Was White." "We worked for two or three hours in the studio at around 4:30 a.m.... He came in and kind of blessed the chorus."
Others guests enlisted for Black Trash, Sticky's first full-length project since Onyx's Shut It Down LP in 1998, include the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon on "Money Talks" and Rah Digga, Canibus and Redman on "The State Vs. Kirk Jones."
During an interview with MTV News earlier this year, Sticky Fingaz described the roles guest artists portray on the judicial track.
"Canibus is the prosecuting attorney," Sticky said. "Redman is my attorney, Rah Digga's the judge. My man Perb [Lord Superb of the American Cream Team] is a witness. ... [The song is] crazy, and I ain't even gonna tell you the outcome."
Sticky Fingaz whose real name is, in fact, Kirk Jones has, like Eminem, adopted an alter ego. On Black Trash, he treats "Kirk Jones" as a completely different character, in the same manner Eminem uses the "Slim Shady" moniker.
Aside from his own solo work, Sticky Fingaz and one of his former Onyx bandmates, Fredro Starr, have also cut a new track together, "Soldier," for the latter's upcoming album, Firestarr, set for release on January 23.
Sticky Fingaz and Starr also both have separate motion pictures in the works, with Starr, who appeared in last year's
"Light It Up" and "Black and White" flicks, set to co-star opposite Julia Stiles in "Save the Last Dance," slated to arrive on screens January 12.
Sticky, whose most recent flick, "The Price of Air," was released in September, is currently developing a long-form video project to accompany Black Trash.
Sticky has also completed a pair of other films, "Lockdown," due out in February, and "True Vinyl," which is also expected out early next year.