Friday, October 21, 2016

GZA, RZA and Bill Murray : Coffee & Cigarettes...

Bill Murray, RZA and GZA from Wu-Tang Clan talk it out in a cafe. Brilliant scene from JIM JARMUSCHS little masterpiece "Coffee and Cigarettes" from 2002.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NOW OPEN - RZA Launches Contemporary Menswear Line “36 Chambers”

RZA of Wu-Tang Clan has taken another leap into the fashion world with his fresh contemporary menswear line 36 Chambers.

The fashion line will be molded by the artist’s classic mixture of eastern philosophy and Hip-Hop, with a high fashion flair.

“36 Chambers is inspired by the Wu philosophy: kung fu, mathematics, Eastern philosophy and art,”RZA told in a statement. “Using that as a foundation, we’ve blended together the rugged feel of streetwear, with the quality craftsmanship of high fashion, to create apparel with a classic look.”

The initial collection from the line will feature “The Golden Dragon,” which symbolizes strength, energy, and wisdom.

The dragon design is featured in a custom woven jacquard fabric created by San Francisco-based designer, Chapin Atchison and will also include a poem penned by renowned Chinese calligrapher, Mak Ming Chan.

Select pieces from 36 Chambers: The Golden Dragon will be released for pre-sale each Wednesday beginning October 19 here.

The full collection will also be made available on the site November 18 at 11am EST.


Azealia Banks is pissed at RZA for not defending her when Russell Crowe threw her out of his party, and says she's cutting him off for good ... personally and professionally. 

Sources close to Banks tell TMZ ... she'd been negotiating a deal to sign with RZA's record label for the past 3 weeks. We're told RZA's rep called her this week about closing the deal, and she made it clear ... the deal is OFF.

RZA -- who invited Azealia to the party -- doesn't seem to be losing any sleep over it. His camp insists she's "full of it" when it comes to the events in Crowe's suite, and she was squarely in the wrong.

[via TMZ]

Rich Chigga drops KILLER freestyle on WU-TANG beat!

Yung Rich Chigga drops a wild freestyle to Wu Tang classic Triumph and Ghostface's Cherchez LaGhost. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hear Unreleased Snippets From RZA & GZA Demos That Birthed The Wu-Tang Clan (Audio)

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and GZA each had careers prior to 1993’s game-changing Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). While GZA’s February, 1991 Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records release Words From The Genius garnered some hardcore interest, RZA (t/k/a Prince Rakeem) did not fare as well with his Tommy Boy Records maxi-single, Ooh, I Love You Rakeem. While the July of ’91 maxi included a “Wu-Tang” mix on Side B, the video single of a similar name did not blaze a path for Robert “Rakeem” Diggs as planned.

Appearing on episode #171 of The Cipher, Monica brought cassette tapes from 1991 and 1992. Included–and believed to be not previously digitized, these recordings feature post-Ooh, I Love You Rakeem RZA coming into form. In the podcast, Heads can hear snippets of RZA and GZA long before they had a Loud contract or advance. In fact, these are the recordings believed to be the very moments that led a nine-man collective to literally swarm on the labels, suits, and powers that be that did believe.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Azealia Banks — Guest Of RZA — Tossed Out Of Russell Crowe's Hotel Room

Giving up Twitter didn’t stop the drama as Azealia Banks was tossed out of actor Russell Crowe’s hotel room Saturday (October 15), according to TMZ. The New York rapper was kicked out by the Gladiator himself after she reportedly threatened to cut him and his guests at a Beverly Hills party.

Banks, who was the guest of RZA, reportedly mocked Crowe for his music selection and called him and his guests “boring white men.” When a woman at the party defended the actor, Banks went in saying, “You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino s***.” When she actually started playing with her glass, Crowe made his move to grab the Slay-Z rapper and remove her from his hotel room. He then called security to remove her from the premises.

At least four people who were in attendance gave statements about what happened. Several, including RZA, said that she used the n-word during the confrontation.

When Banks told her side of the story, she said that Crowe was the instigator and said he called her the n-word, choked her and spit on her.

But even the Wu-Tang MC says that’s not what went down.


Wu Tang "Raekwon & GZA" Shadowboxing LIVE

Rick Foy visual mix of GZA's "ShadowBoxin" live performance and music video.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Biggie, Method Man & Redman Are 3 Eternal Rap Phenomenons (Audio)

In the life and times of The Notorious B.I.G., outside of his Bad Boy and Junior M.A.F.I.A. families, two close associates were Method Man and Redman. Long before album plans existed from the members of Wu-Tang Clan and Def Squad, respectively, they were rolling with Biggie Smalls to concerts and around the Northeast. Meth’ made a critical early appearance on Ready To Die, while Reggie Noble was photographed beside B.I.G. and Tupac at the same time. All three were legendary early 1990s additions to the Rap scene, and everlasting ones at that.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Raekwon (Full) - Drink Champs #ThirstyThursday

N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. In this #ThirstyThursday episode, the guys drink it up with Wu-Tang Clans own Raekwon The Chef. The guys discuss early Wu-tang, the current state and future of the Wu, The Purple Tape, ODB, Michael Jackson, and a lot more!