GZA is currently prepping the release of his new album Dark Matter, inspired by quantum physics and slated for release later this year. During an interview with Rolling Stone, the Wu-Tang Clan member said that the LP is a “beautiful story” about “planets, black holes, comets” and more, and how his recent visit to MIT was one of the driving forces for the project.
“I had several different ideas and concepts in my head. It’s just a journey of the universe. Dark matter, dark energy,” he said. “The thing at MIT didn’t really have anything to do with it. This was just something that added to it. I mean, I never went to a university and linked up with, you know, quantum and astrophysicists and things of that nature. But it’s not like this is what sparked the idea for me to want to do this album.”
He also spoke on his upcoming projects, revealing that he’s beginning to write pilots and working on several scripts. He had no update on the Wu-Tang Clan reunion album, and said that even if the crew never records another song, he’s happy with what they already accomplished.
“We haven’t been on the same page in years,” he said, noting that he has no hard feelings about that. “Nah. It is what it is. Sometimes that match burns out. So, no, I don’t feel bad about it. It’s good. I’m grateful for everything we have done throughout our careers and if there’s nothing else to put out, then there’s nothing to put out. I’m constantly writing and working. It doesn’t stop there.”
Read the full interview at RollingStone.com.