MAX CAVALERA says SOULFLY "kidnapped" SLIPKNOT'S COREY TAYLOR to record "Jumpdafuckup" | Revolver

MAX CAVALERA says SOULFLY "kidnapped" SLIPKNOT'S COREY TAYLOR to record "Jumpdafuckup"

"We put him in this piece-of-shit car in the desert"
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Soulfly's "Jumpdafuckup" is one of the best collaborative songs to come out of the nu-metal era. The highlight from Soulfly's 2000 LP, Primitive, saw frontman Max Cavalera (formerly of Sepultura) go head-to-head with Slipknot's Corey Taylor in an intense exchange of rap-metal fury, but apparently the 'Knot frontman had to be kidnapped in order to make it happen. 

At least that's how Cavalera described the experience in a new interview with Metal Hammer. Reflecting with Taylor on the making of "Jumpdafuckup" over 20 years after the fact, the Brazilian musician recalled the crazy circumstances that led to the recorded performance we've been jumping the fuck up to ever since it dropped. 

First off, the impetus of "Jumpdafuckup" came from Cavalera's idea to pull from the collaborative, guest-filled nature of Nineties hip-hop and ask, "Why can't we do that with metal? That would be cool!'"

Slayer's Tom Araya, Deftones' Chino Moreno and John Lennon's son, Sean, also appear on Primitive, and Cavalera wanted Taylor to be part of that bunch after he fell in love with Slipknot's 1999 song, "Wait and Bleed." 

"Max's people hit me up like, 'do you wanna do a song with Max?'" Taylor remembered. "Of course I do! What are you, fucking nuts?"

However, actually getting the Iowa musician — then on the verge of superstardom — into the studio was a whole fucking ordeal. 

"Corey was playing in Arizona the week we were in the studio," Cavalera recalled. "Me and my friend drove to the venue and they're just about to soundcheck and I shout, 'Hey Corey, what's up! We have to go to the studio and record!'"

"We pretty much kidnapped him," Cavalera continued. "'Fuck your sound check!' We put him in this piece-of-shit car in the desert."

Don't worry, this was no hostage situation. Taylor thoroughly enjoyed the entire process, especially the fact that he got to collab with someone who he considered a genuine inspiration to what he was doing with Slipknot. 

"We got around the mic and sang ["Jumpdafuckup"] together," Taylor said. "Dude, it was one of the best experiences of my life! It was my first real taste of doing something with a peer... Well, not even a peer, but a hero! It was fucking Max Cavalera!"

We're glad to hear it all worked out. Blast "Jumpdafuckup" below.