Rolling Stone recently got to talk with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and in the interview conducted at LA Weekly’s 1st Annual Bedrocktoberfest RZA discussed a new album with Paul Banks of the band Interpol.
Me and Paul Banks from Interpol, we’re doing an album together. I love Paul. We’re been working on it for six months now. He just left my house. He came and spent two weeks at my house – I have a guesthouse in my studio. Warner Bros, they gave us a deal. Musically that’s what I’m doing. What I did tonight, that’s a taste of it, me with a band.
My manager came to me and said, “Who do you want to do an album with?” I said, “Well, Paul just has an energy about him. I think if we put our sandwich together it will be great.” Me and Paul, we play chess together and just hang out. We went to the studio and we started writing songs and they sound very, very different than what I do, but very unique and very peculiar. But it won’t be out for a while. It may take us a year to finish this album. That’s where my heart is at musically.
And on top of that he also mentioned in the interview how he gave Drake the rights to “Wu-Tang Forever” sample free of charge