Thursday, September 29, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Mythicist Milwaukee team was honored to play our part in bringing GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Killah Priest and DJ Mathematics from the Wu-tang Clan to perform as the headliner for Reason Rally 2016.
The Wu-Tang Clan made history by performing in front of the Lincoln Memorial for thousands of atheists and agnostics in support of secularism.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
POT TV – Legendary rapper Raekwon The Chef says the Wu-Tang Clan's masterpiece first album – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – was fueled by pot and pizza."
[via POT TV]
Monday, September 19, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
This is a rare interview and freestyle session that took place on WBAU in 1993. Not much is known about this interview other than it was recorded before their classic debut album "36 chambers" was released. peep the video and check it out for yourself.
[via HELLA Classic]
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Award winning musician and film director RZA (founder of the Wu-Tang Clan) is unleashing his hip-hop genius on the mother of all martial arts masterpieces, Lau Kar-leung’s THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN in a live re-score for the ages.
Long before he was universally acknowledged as a guiding force in hip-hop by birthing Staten Island’s finest clan, RZA was an obsessive encyclopedia of martial arts cinema, in particular the work of the famed Shaw Brothers studio out of Hong Kong. RZA first saw THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN on television when he was 12 years old and again 2 years later on the big screen of a seedy 42nd Street theater with his cousin, Unique (who went on to become Ol’ Dirty Bastard). Dazzled by Kar-leung’s rich kung-fu tapestry, RZA (then Robert Diggs) was most profoundly affected by something that ran much deeper: the struggle between oppressed Chinese villagers and the repressive Manchu authority. “Beyond the kung-fu, it was the reality of the situation that hit me. Growing up as a black kid in America, I didn’t know that that kind of story had existed anywhere else,” said RZA.
In viewing THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN in this allegorical light, RZA was inspired to create a wildly complex mythology, transforming his immediate urban surroundings of Staten Island into a Shaolin and his cousins and childhood friends into the Wu-Tang Clan. The resulting effort is one that stands as one of the most important hip hop albums of all time; Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
RZA: LIVE FROM THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN features RZA re scoring the film from opening sequence to closing credit. Every frame of the original film has been revisited and will be re scored by RZA utilizing a Wu-Tang catalog over two decades deep. This new score features a vast array of over 40 instrumental tracks, beats and vocals individually crafted and placed to amplify the narrative and electrifying action of Kar-leung’s enduring classic. A true, redefining assault on the senses, this is an experienced not to be missed.
Thursday, Sept. 29 @ 10:45 a.m.
Fantastic Fest at Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar – festival attendees
Thursday, Sept. 29 @ 7:00 p.m.
Stateside Theatre at the Paramount – open to the public (Tickets)
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Los Angeles, CA
Egyptian Theatre – open to the public (Tickets on sale soon)
[VIA Alamo Drafthouse]
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Marvel Comics continues to present this year’s breakout Marvel Super Hero – the Black Panther – through a monthly video series that continues to link the world of comics and hip-hop blending animated comics along with commentary from Black Panther writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates.
“All In Together Now”will be included on Czarface’s upcoming LP “Fistful of Peril."
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
September 13th marks the 20th anniversary of Tupac’s death. His albums are still regarded as some of the most political to date, with themes revolved around gang violence, hardship in inner cities and racism. Tupac was at the centre of the East Coast Vs. West Coast hip hop war, which was ultimately responsible for his death aged just 25. View some unreleased photos here.
Monday, September 12, 2016
WU-TANG CLAN vs MF DOOM - Wu Special Herbal Blends (2003)
01. Method Man - Release Yo Delf (Horehound)
02. GZA - Beneath The Surface (Lemon Grass)
03. Method Man - P.L.O. Style (Bergamot)
04. Ghostface Killah - Mighty Healthy (Calamus)
05. Ghostface Killah - Special Delivery (Black Snake Root)
06. Cappadonna - Slang Editorial (Zatar)
07. Sunz Of Man - Natural High (Spikenard
Friday, September 9, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Part one of the Marvel’s Luke Cage Street Level Hero social video series explores the music that moves the show. These digital videos look to blend fiction with history by taking audiences behind the curtain on the themes that give the show it’s street-level authenticity and cultural relevance. Executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker, Mike Colter, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge of A Tribe Called Quest, A$AP Ferg and Method Man lend their commentary on how each episode is shaped by its score and musical influence.
In this Marvel live action series, a street-fighting ex-con battles crime on the streets of New York as the Super Hero, Luke Cage.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
"By Any Beats Necessary" - New Album - Oct 14.2016
℗&© LAB’ORATOIRE 2016
VIDEO directed by Mathieu Le Proux (Pig Up)