When Jessica spoke with Black Lips last year about their then-unreleased 200 Million Thousand, she reported the flower-punks were trying to get “a member or two of Wu-Tang Clan on a track,” the band adding: “Maybe not for the album, but for a remix or something or an EP later on down the road. We’ll see. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.” Sometimes it’s hard to know what it is serious and what is tongue-in-ironic-grills with these dudes, but those Wu promises turned out to be Genius after all: At SXSW this year there was plenty of talk about GZA’s unexpected (and inebriated, and not so great) cameos during Black Lips sets, and today we get that “remix or something for an EP.” The band’s forthcoming iTunes EP revolves around the hazed garage-soul of 200 Milliion Thousand’s “The Drop I Hold,” and will feature a version of that song that is identical to the album take, just without the sloppy beatboxing and plus a verse from GZA no big deal. Buy it on May 5th, or download it now. Your choice.

(via Spinner)

200 Million Thousand is out via Vice. The iTunes EP is out 5/5 and will feature “The Drop I Hold” in both album and Genius iterations, along with an instrumental version so you can recreate the WTFery at home.

[Photo by Dickies]

Comments (20)
  1. Alec  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    glad that garage and legendary rap are coming together to form some mind blowing shit. maybe the entire clan will do some shit with black lips one day. they could do a whole fucking album…

    sick shit.

  2. panda bear  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    good version

    drop i hold is the best track out of 200 million thousand

  3. cj  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    sounds good. only way it could have been better was seeing it happen live at SXSW… cool shit.

  4. tigerkite  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    GZA tears up but it was tough actually getting through enough of the song to hear his verse.

  5. Jeebus  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    After first hearing about this pairing I was ready for complete disappointment. It just didn’t seem like a match. After listening, I’m forced to eat my thoughts.

  6. notsure  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    not sure how anyone can think this is good. It’s lazy and shitty. EVeryone involved sounds like a d-bag

    • Man,you totally just contradicted yourself. “It’s lazy and shitty” you say, and “everyone involved sounds like a d-bag”? I’d argue that the use of a “d-bag” is anything but lazy, and probably makes things less “shitty” too. This song is tight.

  7. geologist  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    come on

    then dont hear it and piss off

  8. black lips fans  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    Black Lips Fans will realize the error of their ways a few years down when they’ve grown up a bit. Terrible “music”

    The “youth” is “rebellious”

  9. twitterly  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    Kilgore Trout…what a lazy d-bag shit. Wurd.

  10. Aaron  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    Anyone know the sample used on the track?

  11. Oh GZA, why do you get involved with this talentless generic “punk” band…
    You are still cool though.

  12. ugh…worst sound edit ever….

  13. I had a mishap at the record store blinded by my possibilities and bought the Black Lips on vinyl INSTEAD of the Black Keys…too late…i opened it…and being vinyl it was already not returnable…and yeah…they are lazy, sloppy and they sound stupid drunkstonedwhatever half the time. I was embarrassed for my roommate when i cranked it up. OH WELLLL

  14. yeah i definitely saw this happen at SXSW. Pretty cool.

  15. Melissa  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

    This is terrible. All these indie bands are trying to incorporate hip hope in their sound, which is fine when it works. This does not work. I usually love The Black Lips. Disappointing.

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