RZA discusses working on Jay-Z & Kanye’s Watch the Throne LP with Rolling Stone | Music News


Rolling Stone magazine caught up with Wu Tang‘s RZA and asked him about how he got involved with Watch The Throne – the much hyped collaborative project between Jay-Z and Kanye West.

RZA was responsible for producing a track called “New Day”, which has been tipped by some as a highlight of the album. He tells Rolling Stone: “I’m really honored to be a part of the project. These two are obviously very capable in their own right, so to include me in this classic project is a testament of how much respect we share for one another.

“Kanye asked me to send tracks while they were in Australia, I just thought I would send some shit that would be rugged. I know they can find the poppy, Hip Hop places, but I wanted to send them some real edgy shit. Apparently they thought they were great – Kanye said, ‘Send some more of that Wu shit!’”

Speaking of the mix between Jay and Kanye he says, “In the past, when Jay-Z did Best of Both Worlds with R. Kelly, I thought it was a great album but the campaign went south because of personalities. With this project, it’s the best of many worlds. These two guys have a great chemistry and a great relationship. I’m excited.”

Watch the Throne is out on August 8, 2011.