RZA in the studio with John Frusciante!
Be still, my beating heart! Sam Apoc is in the studio with John Frusciante, presumably working on Frusciante’s solo record. If he is indeed working with RZA on this project, the album is going to be nothing short of epic amazingness. Frusciante is a huge Wu-Tang fan, often citing them as a source of inspiration. Frusciante has said he wanted Chili Peppers’ song “Californication” to have “a Wu-Tang beat,” and that his guitar playing on the album Stadium Arcadium was influenced by the rap collective’s “polyrhythmic relationship to the groove.”
We know that JF has been in the studio since April of 2011 if not earlier, working with Share “Truth Hurts” Watson, who has tweeted quite a bit about the experience. This will be Frusciante’s eleventh solo record, and his first since leaving the Red Hot Chili Peppers for the second time in 2009.
To get a taste of what may be to come from this collabo, check out N.A.S.A.’s “Way Down” featuring RZA and John Frusciante (first video) and Wu’s “The Heart Gently Weeps” (second video) with JF and Erykah Badu, which should sound familiar to you.