RZA + Paul Banks (Banks & Steelz) talk NWA, Elton John, Prince, Phife Dawg, Kool Keith

Banks and Steelz – a musical collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks sat down with Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili for an in-depth interview. In part 2 of the conversation RZA and Paul share how Elton John, Leonard Cohen and John Frusciante inspired him. As the conversation progresses both artists recall their memories of Prince, David Bowie and Phife Dawg from Tribe Called Quest. Part two takes us back to Paul’s childhood and how he was introduced to hip hop through N.W.A and later was influence by Deltron 3030 and Outkast’s Stankonia. Much more to come! Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/hardknocktv to be notified of our latest videos, including when part 3 is uploaded with more from Banks & Steelz (Rza + Paul Banks).

Banks & Steelz have revealed the album’s track-listing (see below), plus special guest appearances by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Kool Keith, and Wu Tan Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa.

The track-listing for Anything but Words is as follows:

Ana Electronic
Sword In The Stone (Feat. Kool Keith)
Speedway Sonora
Wild Season (Feat. Florence Welch)
Anything but Words
Love and War (Feat. Ghostface Killah)
Can’t Hardly Feel
One by One
Gonna Make It
Point of View (Feat. Method Man and Masta Killa)

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