RZA Helps SZA Announce Highly Anticipated Debut Album ReleasePhotos by Emma McIntyre/Getty, Jason Merritt/Getty Music News SZA
Last night, Wu-Tang Clan leader and all-around genius RZA helped R&B up-and-comer SZA announce the June 9 release date for her much-anticipated debut full-length album, CTRL.
The announcement was shared in a video via Top Dawg Entertainment’s Twitter, with the caption, “A word from RZA.” It features a short rap by RZA and SZA lounging on a pile of old computers in what looks like a meadow.
a word from RZA pic.twitter.com/vKIMyOBscA
— TOP DAWG #TDE (@dangerookipawaa) May 25, 2017
SZA has released three tracks from the record thus far, one of which is her own rendition of PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake’s “Come and See Me.” The other two are the recently released “Love Galore” with Travis Scott and the heart-wrenching “Drew Barrymore.” Her last effort Z was a powerful debut EP with features from bigwigs like Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar. She also made our list of 25 Great Musicians Under 25 in 2015.
Watch the music video for SZA’s “Love Galore” and listen to a retro 1999 Wu-Tang performance from the Paste Cloud below.