When I stumbled upon Big Grams earlier this year, I fell in love with the concept of a rapper and an alternative artist working hand in hand. Big Boi teaming up with Phantogram felt, on one hand, absurd. On the other hand, it’s the collaboration I didn’t know I wanted until I heard it.
Banks and Steelz is the collaboration I didn’t know I needed. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA teamed up with Interpol front man Paul Banks to produce Anything but Words, their debut full-length. Bobby Digital himself delivers powerful, raw verses, which are complimented perfectly by Banks’ smooth but intense vocals. Featured on the album are Florence Welsh (Wild Season), Ghostface Killah (Love and War), and plenty of other Wu-Tang associates.
Check out their single, Giant, below.
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