Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian recently interviewed with Pigeons and Planes to discuss their upcoming rap/metal fusion, Achozen LP.
RZA said of the polar opposite music genres, that picking up a guitar from Shavo’s guitar collection, changed his perspective and his acceptance of other cultures.
The Wu aficionado said:
“I started listening to rock–look at a band like Queen: ‘Mama, I just killed a man…’ and you realize, Okay, these dudes was getting busy, too.” RZA continued, “People say Hip Hop is a black man’s music, but Rick Rubin was there early. DJ Charlie Chase is Puerto Rican. You can’t take the elements of the Caucasian brother or the Latino brother out of Hip Hop.”
Achozen LP was a work in progress for nine years before it’s eight-track release on June 29, exclusively on Boombotix. The project features fellow artists George Clinton, GZA and John Frusciante.