Friday, May 26, 2017
SZA is finally ready to let loose her official debut studio album CTRL.
After prepping fans with the S and Z projects, the songstress will release her LP on June 9.
Top Dawg Entertainment tapped the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA to help announce the album is coming.
“It’s my honor to drop this lesson. It’s my honor to give this blessing,” says the legendary producer in a video posted on social media.
SZA’s CTRL will be the second album from the TDE label in 2017, following Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Check out werm and and his crew as they create a CABOOM. The crew has been around since the early 90's with members coming and going, You can see their work all over the city.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The best of Golden Arms. U-God from the Wu-Tang Clan. One part got mixed up in the middle when it comes to Cherchez LaGhost and The Grand Prix.
1. Bells of War by Wu-Tang Clan
2. Severe Punishment by Wu-Tang Clan
3. It's Yourz by Wu-Tang Clan
4. Impossible by Wu-Tang Clan
5. Triumph by Wu-Tang Clan (feat. CappaDonna)
6. Deadly Melody by Wu-Tang Clan
7. Heaterz Wu-Tang Clan
8. Winter Warz by Ghostface Killah (feat. U-God, Raekwon, Masta Killa, & Cappadonna)
9. Careful (Click, Click) by Wu-Tang Clan (feat. CappaDonna)
10. Cherchez LaGhost by Ghostface Killah (feat. U-God)
11. The Grand Prix by Inspectah Deck (feat. U-God & Streetlife)
12. Semi Automatic: Full Rap Metal Jacket by U-God, Inspectah Deck, & Streetlife
13. Knuckleheadz by Raekwon (feat. Ghostface Killah & U-God)
14. Black Shampoo by U-God (Wu-Tang Clan - U-God solo)
Monday, May 22, 2017
Official 247HH exclusive interview with Wu Tang Clan affiliated German based Hip Hop artist Joe Young, where you’ll hear about his affiliation to the the Clan, Wu Wear, Influences, and German artists to keep watching out for in this #247HHEXCL
Friday, May 19, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hell Razah, of the Legendary Sunz of Man hip-hop collective and owner of GGO/Hell Razah Music Inc., and DJ Flipcyide are back at it again with a dope new offering. The new official Hell Razah Mixtape features Killah Priest, Sean Price, Rass Kass, ILL BILL, 60 Second Assassin, Chino XL, Kevlaar 7 and much much more. Also please check out @risen_documentary. We are honored to be debuting our trailer and an exclusive scene from the film at the People’s Film Festival @thepeoplesfilmfestival in Harlem, NY, on opening night…Thursday June 1st, 2017. Stream and download the mixtape below. Follow Hell Razah on Twitter. Follow DJ Flipcyide on Twitter.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wu-Tang Clan show in Toronto was May 1996 and here is the audio! I don’t know anyone else who has a copy of this cassette tape (although I'm sure someone must) but i do know this is extremely rare.
[via Hezakya Newz & Music]
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of Shaolin's finest MCs, Dennis Coles, aka Ghostface Killah, who was born on May 9, 1970. The Staten Island-born MC is one of the original nine members of the Wu-Tang Clan. He took the inspiration for his alias from Ghost Face Killer, the villain in the 1979 kung-fu classic Mystery of Chessboxing. (Yes, the same film that inspired the title of the Wu-Tang song “Da Mystery of Chessboxin.”) And as seen in the iconic video, staying true to his name, Ghostface initially kept his face obscured.
Ghost also holds the distinction of rapping the first verse on the first song on Wu-Tang’s legendary 1993 debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). But it was his appearance as the “guest star” on Raekwon’s incredible 1995 solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., that really established Ghost as a lyrical force.
His solo debut, Ironman, arrived a year later. Inspired by another GFK alias—Tony Starks—Ironman showcased Ghost’s storytelling and paired him with Rae and Cappadonna for another early Wu classic. His sophomore album, Supreme Clientele, arrived in 2000.
In his 2004 book The Wu-Tang Manual, RZA described Ghost’s verse on Wu-Tang Forever’s “Impossible” as “the greatest Wu-Tang verse ever written." Nearly 32 bars long, Ghost’s “Impossible” verse detailed the shooting death of his friend Jamie, from when the ambulance was called to when he was “pronounced dead, y'all, at 12:10.”
Ghostface has released ten solo albums over the years. His most recent project was 2015’s Twelve Reasons to Die II, a collaboration with Adrian Younge.
Happy Birthday, Pretty Toney. May all your product be fishscale and all your wallets bulletproof for years to come.
[via Mass Appeal]
Monday, May 8, 2017
Famed music executive Steve Rifkind spoke about his massive success with Wu-Tang during an exclusive interview with VladTV, as he explained they were the first group to get him his first big check. Afterward, Steve said he renegotiated his deal with RCA and signed Big Pun.
When asked about signing Pun, Steve revealed that he didn't hear the late rapper perform in person, and he signed him off of a freestyle. It was during this time that "Still Not a Player" came out, and Steve told DJ Vlad that the track and video were finished within 48 hours of him hearing the song.
SRC and Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind was behind some seminal acts of hip-hop's "Golden Age." Here, Steve reflects on his experience with Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep. He takes Vlad through the stages of Wu-Tang's early success, starting with the songs "M.E.T.H.O.D. Man" and "Protect Ya Neck," to the fracturing of the group into solo acts. Steve also talks about the phenomenon of Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones, pt. 2."
Friday, May 5, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Legendary music executive Steve Rifkind spoke openly about starting Loud Records by signing Twista, followed by Madcap. He revealed that Twista only had two songs out when he signed him, but Rifkind explained that he thought Twista was a cool, young artist who could spit.
After having success with Tha Alkaholiks' debut, Steve went to a new level after signing Wu-Tang following a chance meeting with RZA at RCA. While many labels wanted to sign Wu-Tang at the time, Rifkind explained that he hooked them by allowing the members to sign their solo deals outside of the group deal.