RZA teams up with Atari on a new video game-inspired album

The rapper, producer and actor has big plans for Atari's audio catalog.
Billy Steele
B. Steele|06.24.16

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Billy Steele
June 24th, 2016
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RZA already made one big announcement this summer, and the member of the Wu-Tang Clan doesn't appear to be done yet. The rapper/producer announced this week that he's teaming up with Atari on a new album that takes inspiration from the audio in the company's video games. "I'm so excited to work on these iconic games to deliver what I believe will be one of my best albums," RZA told Billboard.

The album will feature original music "based on Atari's iconic video game sounds and music," according to company's CEO Fred Chesnais. This isn't the first time the two have collaborated either, as RZA supplied a voice over for Atari's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure: a game about a graffiti artist. For the new project, RZA will lead production while Chesnais and Stephen Belafonte will be in the mix as executive producers. Details are scarce for now, but at least you have another album from the artist to ease the wait. RZA is set to release his album with Interpol's Paul Banks in August under the moniker Banks & Steelz. Don't forget: Atari 2600 is for the children.

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