Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ghostface Killah and Raekwon are united once again. After last year’s tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Ghostface and Raekwon are heading back on the road. The two Wu-Tang Clan members will team up for the RAGU Tour, which is set to begin on July 26 in Portland.

This tour announcement is one of the more significant developments from both men in recent memory as the Wu-Tang MCs have been fairly quiet after a big 2015. In fact, most of the news surrounding the two has centered on Ghostface’s feud with Martin Shkreli during the first couple months of 2016.

Ghostface and Raekwon’s new tour is sure to excite Wu-Tang fans, particularly those who missed last year’s shows. One can only hope that the tour’s buzz might prompt an update on Ghostface’s long awaited Supreme Clientele 2.

Check out the current list of tour dates below. This is just a preliminary lineup as the duo confirmed that more shows will be added. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday (May 26) at 12p.m. EST on

July 26 – Portland, Ore. – Crystal Ballroom
July 28 – Sacramento, Calif. – Ace of Spades
July 29 – Minneapolis, Minn. – The Venue
July 31 – Detroit, Mich. – St. Andrew’s
Aug. 2 – Valparaiso, Ind. – Big Shots
Aug. 3 – Indianapolis, Ind. – The Vogue
Aug. 4 – Cleveland, Ohio – The Agora
Aug. 5 – Chicago, Ill. – The Metro
Aug. 6 – Knoxville, Tenn. – International
Aug. 7 – Atlanta, Ga. – Center Stage
Aug. 10 – Philadelphia, Pa. – TLA
Aug. 12 – Worcester, Mass. – Palladium
Aug. 13 – Washington, D.C. – Howard Theatre
Aug. 14 – Charlotte, N.C. – Amos Southend
Aug. 17 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – House of Blues
Aug. 18 – Raleigh, N.C. – The Ritz
Aug. 19 – Dallas, Texas – Gas Monkey Live
Aug. 20 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Depot
Sept. 1 – Oakland, Calif. – New Parish

Wu-Art Thursday #198

Friday, May 20, 2016

RZA & Paul Banks - Love & War Ft. Ghostface Killah

Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and Interpol's Paul Banks release their first single of their new project "Banks & Steelz" featuring Ghostface Killah. Stream the record up top.

Friday, May 13, 2016


Over a flip Eric B. & Rakim’s “Follow The Leader”, Dave East, Rae and Pap slay their hand helds for the latest offering off DJ Kay Slay’s forthcoming 50 Shades Of Slay.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Ol' Dirty B@stard Jr. Discusses His Dad's Food Stamp CD Cover, Funeral & Status Of His Unreleased Album (Video)

ODB Jr. looked back on Ol' Dirty Bastard's funeral, growing up on food stamps, and the status of the Wu-Tang rapper's unreleased third album during an exclusive interview with VladTV.

When speaking about his upbringing, ODB Jr. confirmed that his family was on food stamps at the time his father released his highly acclaimed debut album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, in 1995. The Brooklyn native explained that things have always been rough financially for his family, as he added that his family wasn't ever taught how to save money. ODB Jr. then told us that he is very careful with his own money due to the financial struggles that his family went through. 

Moving along, ODB's son spoke about his father's unreleased third album. When asked who legally has ownership of the album, ODB Jr. leaves the status up to mystery after failing to confirm whether his family or Dame Dash has legal rights to project. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Key & Peele On Wu-Tang Clan

Speaking of Method Man, the duo tells us that their Wu-Tang Clan influence growing up helped diversify their content even in the present day.

"What I love about Wu-Tang Clan is their image was 'scary,' Peele says before laughing at the notion of dudes with "masks and machetes walking around New York City."

"In the core of the reality is they're geeks just like us," he continued. "They like kung-fu movies. They like comic books. They're not murderers."

Key couldn't agree more, chiming in with "If you talked to the RZA for an half-of-hour, you'd realize he's more of a nerd than you are. But to be that brilliant, you have to be obsessed with something. He's a renaissance man! That nigga is Leonardo da Vinci! Because he gives so much unabashedly passion to the things he cares about. That's what Jordan is saying. You need that dichotomy; that juxtaposition that shows everybody is a nerd of something!"


Wu-Art Thursday #195