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Friday, September 22, 2017

RZA Says Not Doing Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" Remix Was Missed Opportunity

If you remember way back in 2013 when Drake released the song “Wu Tang Forever,” Clan member U-God said a remix was in the works from the legendary rap group, but nearly four years after the fact we’ve yet to hear that remix, and RZA says the group missed out. 

During an interview with Power 106 Thursday morning out in L.A., the Wu-Tang leader was asked if the collaboration would ever take place, and he replied “That should of happened,” before praising Drizzy and revealing that the group was on tour at the time.

RZA said Drake threw the group an alley oop with the offer for a remix but sadly, the group missed it. “First of all I want to shout Drake out. I think he threw an alley oop to us right there and I think we missed it.” The rapper also said he regrets not making the remix. While he doesn’t regret it for popularity reasons, he does wish they could have worked together because as a veteran, it’s his duty to work with the youth and “rekindle that fire” for hip-hop.

In addition to that, RZA also discussed the group’s Once Upon a Time In Shaolinalbum that was purchased for $2 million by mega pharma-douche Martin Shkreli, and a recent meeting he had with Kanye West. RZA said he spoke with ‘Ye less than 10 days ago and the Chicago rapper was in a “great place.” RZA didn’t hear any new music from him but did say the Chicago rapper was “about to get busy.”

Watch all this and more in the full 27-minute interview (below) or fast forward to the 23:42 minute mark to just hear the Drake x Wu remix talk.



If you wish to catch some of the Wu on tour, you're in luck, the NYC group is currently hitting various cities throughout the country for some live concerts. (peep dates below).

Sept. 1 – Raekwon – Kalamazoo, Mich., The Back Room
Sept. 3 – Method Man & Redman -Chicago, Ill. – Soldier’s Field
Sept. 7 – Raekwon – Buffalo, N.Y. – Waiting Room
Sept. 10 – Wu-Tang Clan – Clio, Mich. – Cannibis Cup
Sept. 15 – Ghostface Killah – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Brooklyn Bowl
Sept. 16 – Wu-Tang Clan Chicago, Ill. – Riot Fest
Sept. 17 – Raekwon – Los Angeles, Calif. – Paid Dues Fest
Sept. 22 – Raekwon – Tulsa, Okla. – The Vanguard
Sept. 24 – Raekwon – Dallas, Texas – Gas Monkey
Sept. 25 – Raekwon – Austin, Texas – Antone’s
Sept. 26 – Raekwon – San Antonio, Texas – The Korova
Oct. 6 – Raekwon – St. Paul, Minn. Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Oct. 7 – Raekwon – Los Angeles, Calif. – Globe Theater
Oct. 8 – Ghostface Killah – Atlanta, Ga. – Georgia Freight Depot
Oct. 21 – Ghostface Killah – Chicago, Ill. – Navy Pier




RZA & 36 Chambers Launch "Emperors' Treasure" Capsule Collection With The Asian Art Museum


Wu-Tang Clan member RZA and the 36 Chambers fashion brand announce a new collaboration with San Francisco's Asian Art Museum. The different parties are uniting for the Emperors’ Treasures capsule collection.

"The Asian Art Museum has given us an informative glimpse into the vast history and culture of Asian life," says RZA. "Since our company is primarily inspired by Asian culture, the exhibit intrigued us to design a line that was truly indicative of an Asian lifestyle.”

36 Chambers creative director Mustafa Shaikh adds, “We came to this partnership through our appreciation of the Emperors’ Treasures collection. Naturally, we felt it was only right that the first place we presented our collection is where we were first inspired: the Asian Art Museum.”

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Martin Shkreli's eBay Sale Of Wu-Tang Clan's "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Is Bogus


When Martin Shkreli got his hands on the one and only copy (supposedly) of Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin in 2015, it not only infuriated loyal Wu-Tang fans but also left the future of the album uncertain.

Would anyone besides Shkreli and the people who crafted it get to hear it?

There was that “first, last and only” listening session in 2015 and the recent interview Shkreli did where he nonchalantly played the 31-track album for nearly two minutes in the background, but aside from that, most people don’t know what the album sounds like. 

Matt “M-Eighty” Markoff, a close Wu-Tang affiliate who has worked as an artist, A&R and executive alongside the Wu-Tang family for over 15 years, is attempting to change that. On Sunday (September 17), eBay closed the bidding for Shkreli’s rare artifact, which the infamous “Pharma Bro” had put up for auction earlier this month. It said the “winning bid”was $1,025,100.





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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nas & Ghostface Killah’s Collabos Set The Stage For A Strong A3C (Audio)

Two of New York’s finest MCs, Nas and Ghostface Killah, have a great history of bringing out the best in each other when they’re on the same track. Both possess intricate storytelling ability, effortless wordplay, and immense street credibility. They’ve only rhymed together but a few occasions. However, the synergy is undeniable.

Their collaborations date back to the early album-making days in their respective, careers. The Queensbridge icon and Wu-Tang Clan legend will be performing as headliners at the 2017 A3C Festival in Atlanta next month. Ahead of the October 8-9 affair, Ambrosia For Heads explores the songs that these two pillars in Hip-Hop’s pantheon have come together to produce.
Mobb Deep featuring Nas, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah – “Eye For An Eye”



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Martin Shkreli Sells That Rare Wu-Tang CD for $1 Million + UPDATE!


Only a few days after the managers of rappers U-God and Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan publicly spoke out against the legitimacy of that rare Once Upon a Time in Shaolin double CD in the possession of defamed “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the now convicted felon has sold the artifact for $1,025,100. As indicated in the description, Shkreli was not attempting to make this sale because he was strapped for cash, but rather wanted to rid himself of the album he felt was becoming a burden.

According to Domingo Negris, manager of U-God, the project in question is not considered to be "an authorized Wu-Tang Clan album.”

James Ellis, Method Man’s manager doubled down on the claim, adding "When we did the verses, it was for a Cilvaringz album. How it became a Wu-Tang album from there? We have no knowledge of that."

Nonetheless, Martin still managed to get the CD off his hands for almost half of the $2 million price tag with he first acquired it.

UPDATE!

Martin Shkreli’s eBay sale of Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is evidently incomplete. According to Matt “M-Eighty” Markoff, whose tenure in the Hip Hop game is decades deep, Shkreli was unable to officially finalize the sale before being booked into a federal Brooklyn jail last week.

The good news? Once Markoff, who routinely works with Wu-Tang, is able to secure the album, he plans to share it with the rest of us.

“I was the second highest bidder at 1,025,000 and he did not make arrangements for the sale before being arrested again,” Markoff told HipHopDX. “If he has any release time before his ultimate conviction and sentencing, that is when he and I will be finalizing the purchase agreement off eBay.”

He added, “I will be releasing the album to the world at large. ”

As indicated by eBay’s website, the bidding for Once Upon A Time In Shaolin closed on September 15 and a bid of $1,025,100 was deemed “the winning bid.”

So far, Shkreli’s signature has not made it to the paperwork.




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Friday, September 15, 2017

Martin Shkreli May Have Paid $2 Million for a Wu-Tang Album That Isn't Actually a Wu-Tang Album


Since winning Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin with a $2 million bid in an auction two years ago, Martin Shkreli has done just about everything to remind us that he's the one in possession of the most expensive album ever sold. 

After promising to release the album if Donald Trump won the presidential election last November, Shkreli played a few snippets during a live stream. In one of the clips on a YouTube account called "Best of Martin Shkreli," ten minutes of Shaolin is playingin the background of an interview. But, in a surprising twist, two people linked to the Wu-Tang Clan told Bloomberg through their respective managers that the 31-track double CD in Shkreli's possession may not really be a Wu-Tang album. 

“It’s not an authorized Wu-Tang Clan album,” Domingo Neris, manager of rapper U-God, claimed. "It never was.” Method Man's manager James Ellis also questioned whether Shaolin was a true Wu-Tang album. "When we did the verses, it was for a Cilvaringz album," he said. "How it became a Wu-Tang album from there? We have no knowledge of that."

Killa Sin, a member of Wu-Tang's extended family, recalls recording sessions with producer Cilvaringz in New York, but he never got the impression that he was working on a Wu-Tang album. "The way he presented it was it was going to be basically his album, and he wanted me to do some work for him," Killa Sin said. 

With so many people questioning the validity of the $2 million album, Shkreli must have heard it back to front in order to confirm that what he spent so much money on was the real deal, right? Well, when he put the album on eBay earlier this month, Shkreli wrote in the description, "I have not carefully listened to the album."

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Shkreli ordered jailed for online bounty on Hillary Clinton's hair


(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered Martin Shkreli to be jailed while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud, citing a Facebook post in which the former drug company offered a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair.

Shkreli, who had been free on $5 million bail since his December 2015 arrest, was silent and stony-faced as U.S. marshals led out of U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto's Brooklyn courtroom.

Matsumoto ruled that Shkreli's Sept. 4 post, made shortly before Clinton embarked on a book tour, showed he posed a danger to the public. She rejected arguments by Shkreli's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, that the post was protected free speech.

"This is a solicitation of assault in exchange for money," the judge said. "That is not protected by the First Amendment."




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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Masta Killa’s New Album Will Be A Wu-Tang, Prodigy & Redman Affair

Later this month, Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa will release his fourth album, Loyalty Is Royalty. The Brooklyn, New York veteran remains a Nature Sounds artist, the label with whom he released his acclaimed solo debut, 2004’s No Said Date.

The September 29 release features two fallen affiliates of Jamel Irief: Prodigy and Sean Price. Additionally, GZA, Method Man, RZA, Inspectah Deck, and Cappadonna appear. Redman joined Meth on lead video single “Therapy.”

Last month, Ambrosia For Heads premiered the “Now You See Me” version of second single “OGs Told Me”:



The Loyalty Is Royalty tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Return Of The Masta Killa (feat. Young Dudas and Cappadonna)
3. Loyalty Is Royalty (R.I.F. – Rapping Is Fundamental) (feat. AB & JR)
6. Wise Words By The RZA (feat. RZA)
7. Trouble
8. Skit
9. Down With Me (feat. Sean Price)
10. Tiger And The Mantice (feat. Inspectah Deck and GZA)
11. Real People (feat. Prodigy and KXNG Crooked)
12. Flex With Me (feat. Chanel Sosa)
13. Calculated (feat. Ra Stacks and Nick Guns)
14. Noodles Pt. 1
15. Noodles Pt. 2
16. Outro


True to Killa’s ’90s roots, the LP will be available on vinyl, CD, and cassette tape too.