Black Lips and GZA, ‘The Drop I Hold’ — Exclusive Download
The GZA has always been an equal opportunity collaborator and after teaming with garage-rockers the Black Lips at this year's SXSW, the rapper went one step further and lent his vocals to the band's track 'The Drop I Hold.'
"When we first listened to the Wu-Tang, it was all about going back in the day to find that specific sound. It's the only kind of music where you can still be f---ed up and edgy and be played on mainstream radio," the Lips' Jared Swilley tells the BoomBox.
Fans of the late great Ol' Dirty Bastard, it's no wonder the band would jump at the chance to partner with a Wu member, but don't expect a Black Lips/Wu-tang Clan mash-up album anytime soon. "[It's a] bad idea," Swilley says of rap/rock fusion. "It's led to some of the worst music of all-time.