Banks & Steelz — a.k.a. Paul Banks and RZA — mixed rock and rap at the 9:30 Club

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“Thirty years ago, Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith teamed up for “Walk This Way,” proving to the mainstream that hip-hop and rock-and-roll had more commonalities than contrasts. The song also paved the way for three decades of rap-rock collaborations, with very mixed results. For every “Judgment Night” soundtrack there’s an album like Lil Wayne’s “Rebirth.” For every Rage Against the Machine, there’s a Limp Bizkit. And while Banks & Steelz — the pairing of Interpol frontman Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA — never reaches Fred Durst and company’s repugnant lows, it will probably go down as a misstep for both artists, an answer to a question nobody asked.”

Read more in the Washington Post.

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