During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the Wu's abbott, RZA unveiled his plans to release an album with Interpol's lead singer-guitarist Paul Banks who actually dropped a hip-hop mixtape earlier this year with a staggering line up featuring Mike G, Talib Kweli and El-P to name a few. RZA says the project will take a year or so to complete and went on to also say the following:
What are you working on musically?
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.
How did this come about?
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.
Read the full interview at Rolling Stone.