The 'Dammit' star recently released his debut solo album in the US, which includes a number of collaborations with hip-hop stars such as Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell.
When asked about his love of hip-hop by Complex, the star responded: "It seems like I have more in common - or hit it off better - with rappers than fools that are in rock music.
"It was always natural for me. And I'm a huge fan. Whenever I get an offer or hear a guy like Wayne shout me out on a mixtape, it's like, 'What the f**k?!' I'm always flattered. Totally honoured, stoked, or whatever."
Barker is due to return to the studio with fellow bandmates Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus to work on a new Blink-182 album.
"We're getting started as soon as I turn in my solo album. That's the next step. No more touring. No more shows. We'll be in the studio until we release it."
The drummer explained that the band will have "no restrictions [and] no boundaries" on the direction they take when developing a new sound.
Barker's debut solo LP Give The Drummer Some was released on March 15 in the US and is due to be released March 21 in the UK.