The Wu-Tang mastermind has joined forces with an unlikely companion – Paul Banks from New York City rock band, Interpol.
The two have been friends for a some time and the project came about after years of working together. In a 2013 Rolling Stone interview, the Wu God discussed the birth of the project, “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 peculiar.”
The duo plan to hit the stages of FYF Fest in LA, Life is Beautiful in Vegas and ACL in Austin.
Check out the first release by the two Kings below, premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Show, Zane’s World:
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