Cher collaborations rank from the legendary (with Sonny) to the… less celebrated (with Gaga). And now she has landed perhaps her most improbable collab yet, teaming up with Wu-Tang Clan for two songs on the group’s forthcoming “secret” double album, The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
The 31-track album was made in Marrakesh, Morocco, and only one copy is being pressed, which will go to the highest bidder. According to Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh, the primary producer, the project was so secretive that the members of Wu-Tang didn’t even record their vocal tracks over the actual beats, and that nobody in the Clan — not even RZA — got a final copy of the album. So it makes sense, then, that Cher didn’t actually sit in with the Staten Island rappers when she recorded her guest spots. ”She recorded her parts separately, so I don’t believe there was direct interaction,” her rep told Rolling Stone.
In the below video for Forbes, Azzougarh plays a chunk of a song featuring Ghostface Killah, and at the end of the track (about the 1:23 mark of the video), Cher can be heard belting out “Wu-Tang, baby. They rock the world.” Hear the unlikely guest spot below.
[via Rolling Stone]