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13 Travis Barker Features That Prove He's Everyone's Drummer Of Choice

The Blink-182 member is everywhere.

Travis Barker is not only the legendary drummer of Blink-182 — he’s also a prolific collaborator, having produced and played drums on hundreds of artists’ songs across pop, rock, and hip-hop. Over his decades-long career, Barker has become the music industry’s drummer of choice, and we picked 13 of his best collaborations and features after the jump.

“Friends Go” - Maggie Lindemann ft. Travis Barker

Maggie Lindemann’s 2019 reggae-pop song “Friends Go” got a gritty rework as Barker jumped in for a rock remix.

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“papercuts” - Machine Gun Kelly

Barker’s crashing drums serve as exclamation points to MGK’s shouted lyrics in their latest collaboration together, a more grunge-punk than pop-punk misfit anthem.


“Transparent Soul” - WILLOW

Who better to usher WILLOW (fka Willow Smith) into her pop-punk era than the pop-punk patriarch himself?

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“11 Minutes” - Yung Blud, Halsey ft. Travis Barker

Thanks to Barker’s thunderous drums, YUNGBLUD and Halsey’s emo duet gets the added melodrama it deserves.

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“Push ‘Em” - Travis Barker, Yelawolf

Barker has collaborated with the rapper Yelawolf a few times and they’re always high-throttle, high-paced, and high-octane sonic explosions.

“Umbrella (Travis Barker Remix)” - Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

Remember the time Travis Barker gave Rihanna’s “Umbrella” an electrifying rock remix? Now’s a good time to revisit.

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“Back From The Dead” - Skylar Grey ft. Big Sean, Travis Barker

Barker’s drumming is the very impressive stuttering backbone of this emotional pop banger by singer-songwriter Skylar Grey.

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“Cellout” - Travis Barker, 03 Greedo

Travis Barker isn’t only a drum god; he’s also a pretty competent producer, crafting the bright beats on his and Californian rapper 03 Greedo’s joint album, Meet The Drummers.

“I think I’m OKAY” - Machine Gun Kelly, YUNGBLUD, Travis Barker

It can be argued that this moody, raging track from Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo precipitated his emo-rock metamorphosis, led on by the one and only Barker.


“So What!” - jxdn

One of Barker’s TikTok protégés, jxdn revives the energy of pop-punk from the mid-to-late aughts in “So What!,” thanks to the help of Barker on the drums.

“Pill Breaker” - Trippie Redd, Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, Blackbear

Trippie Redd has always flirted with rock, but he commits fully to the genre on NEON SHARK vs Pegasus, a harmonic collaborative album by him and Barker.

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“F9mily (You & Me)” - Lil Nas X, Travis Barker

In 2019, Barker collaborated with Lil Nas X on the sole rock-sounding track on his debut EP 7. It’s great, a testament to Lil Nas X and... the Travis Barker touch?


“If You Want Some” - Travis Barker ft. Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco

This rattling track from Travis Barker’s first solo album is an exemplary example of his percussive genius brain.


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