One of the surprise packages of 2009 was Blackroc, the collaboration between The Black Keys and some of the more notable names in the hip-hop community.
The release saw the scuzzy blues-rockers provide backing for hip-hop alumni such as Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Ludacris, Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, as well as Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon, RZA and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Well in a recent interview with TheVine, Black Keys drummer and producer Parick Carney revealed that the band are sitting on a second Blackroc album of nine songs that "were never released that are pretty much done," with no plans to ever be released. But more interestingly, that they recorded an entire album's worth of material solely with RZA, that has also been resigned to the archives.
"We have a lot of hip-hop stuff that we did with other people that is just never gonna come out," Carney told us. "Like, we did basically a full record with RZA in Los Angeles. Then we have these nine songs from this second Blackroc session. But y’know, a lot of it’s just experimenting. Some of it’s really good, I think, and some of it is not so good. But I think there’s just too much of a novelty factor to keep doing it over and over again. Doing it once was enough. I think it might get old if we keep revisiting it. But maybe one day that stuff will see the light of day. I don’t know.
So Wu Disciples, what do you think? is this going to be another case of the classic unreleased Wu-Tang related projects? Ol' Dirty Bastards - "A Son Unique"?, "Achozen Project"? The Black Knights East coast recordings with RZA? what do you think?? some things are meant to stay saved or do you think this should be released?