RZA revealed two big pieces of news in his recent interview with Rolling Stone. First, he announced he and Paul Banks of Interpol are making an album together. He says that Warner Bros. will be in charge of putting it out.
When asked how the collaboration came about, RZA says it was all his manager’s idea. “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.” He further explained the sound of the album, stating it’s different, more unique and more peculiar than his usual work.
Second, RZA gave the inside scoop on Drake’s “Wu-Tang Forever” off Nothing Was The Same. RZA says he personally gave the sample for Drizzy to use “free of charge.” “That’s what we meant when we said Wu-Tang is forever,” he says. “We didn’t think we were going to live forever. We meant that the energy of what we do would spread on in culture, generation by generation. And by Drake absorbing it and having that influence in his life and having it be a part of him, it proves what I’m saying. And I’m really proud that he chose that rap.”