With a production credit on “New Day” off of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s impending Watch the Throne, RZA explains that his is “really honored” to land a placement on the highly anticipated LP. Speaking with Rolling Stone, the RZArector stated that working with the Hip Hop heavyweights was a treat.

“I’m really honored to be a part of the project,” he said. “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.”

The Wu-Tang Clan swordsman was on the set of his directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists when he got the call from ‘Ye to send over some beats.

“Kanye asked me to send tracks while they were in Australia,” he continued. “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!'”

Though RZA is yet to hear the finished album, he’s more than excited to hear what the two have created. “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,” he said. “With this project, it’s the best of many worlds. These two guys have a great chemistry and a great relationship. I’m excited.”

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