?uestlove Calls De La Rocha Solo LP Dangerous, Scary

Roots drummer collaborated with former Rage singer on six tracks.

Zack de la Rocha's upcoming solo debut should come with a warning label — at least for the tracks he made with ?uestlove, the Roots drummer says.

"It's dangerous," ?uestlove said of the six songs he recorded with de la Rocha. "I don't want to overhype it or underhype it, but it's scary. Crazy-fast beats per minute, a theremin, crazy synthesizer energy, Moogs, a lot of drum'n'bass sh--."

The former Rage Against the Machine frontman will have plenty of songs to choose from when he firms up a track list for the album. De la Rocha has worked with an array of hip-hop and electronic producers, including former Kool Keith collaborator Dan "the Automator" Nakamura, Roni Size, DJ Shadow and DJ Premier, ?uestlove said.

"He wanted to work with people he likes. We're just doing a whole bunch of tracks, and then he'll choose the final joints."

De la Rocha's Epic spokesperson said she had no information on his album. There was also no update on the remaining members of Rage Against the Machine, who last month were in a Los Angeles-area studio with former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. De la Rocha left Rage in October (see "Zack Leaves Rage Against The Machine").

?uestlove said Roots fans can expect their fourth studio LP, Introducing the Roots, in mid-2002, following the release of Black Thought's solo album, Masterpiece Theatre. ?uestlove and other Roots members are also putting together an album featuring poets performing their work.

"I'm the hardest-working man in show business," ?uestlove said.