N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. In this episode the guys sit down with Method Man, Masta Killa, Raekwon, U-God, Mathematics, and Cappadonna of the Wu-Tang Clan. Although some key members are missing it was an honor to sit with this many members at one time!
Michigan producer Dabrye is the latest artist to participate in Adult Swim’s yearlong-running Singles Program.
Over a decade of silence his last release, Tadd Mullinixwill complete his album trilogy with Three/Three in March 2018. After sharing “The Appetite” with Danny Brown, Quelle Chris, and Roc Marciano, he links with Ghostface Killah for “Emancipated.” Dabrye is also offering special pre-orders for the entire Three series, which are available now.
Explore chopped samples and crunchy beats straight from the Wu-Tang’s latest album. Signature Wu-Tang grit plus a few unexpected twists from producer Mathematics add up to a modern rap classic for you to make your own. The sounds from three blistering singles: “People Say,” “My Only One,” and “Lesson Learn’d” are all available to make your own.
When Ghostface Killah originally made 2013’s Twelve Reasons To Die album with Adrian Younge, he also commissioned producer Apollo Brown for an alternate version of the project. That reworked rendition, The Brown Tape, was briefly released on cassette and other formats before disappearing. Now, Mello Music Group is bringing the project back in 2018.
The 11-track LP is scheduled to be re-released on January 26. The album is narrated by RZA with guest appearances by Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Cappadonna and Killa Sin. Pre-orders are available now on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Check out the cover art and tracklist for The Brown Tape below.
1. Beware of the Stare
2. Rise of the Black Suits
3. I Declare War f. Masta Killa & RZA
4. Blood on the Cobblestones f. U-God & Inspectah Deck
5. The Center of Attraction f. Cappadonna
6. Enemies All Around Me
7. An Unexpected Call f. Inspectah Deck
8. Rise of the Ghostface Killah f. RZA
9. Revenge Is Sweet f. Masta Killa, RZA & Killa Sin
The Infamous Mobb Deep + Big Noyd join Joe Young on this new banger "What The Thugs Do" produced by Dame Grease. Young follows up after his last releases - the single "Eviction" (featuring method man, dave east, max b) + his 'Invincible Armour" Album featuring WU Tang Clan.
As the year winds down, U-GOD continues to add to the incredible surge of dope WU-TANG releases hitting the streets of late. Last month, Golden Arms surprised us with his WU-inspired tribute to Cardi B's smash hit entitled "Wu-Dak Yellow" and now fresh off his performance on BET's Soul Train Music Awards, Golden Arms teams up with Johnny Blaze aka Method Man on an exclusive DJ Green Lantern Remix of The Keynote Speaker track "Fire."
During the conversation, Masta Killa addressed rumors of an alleged beef with Cheo Hodari Coker, denying that he punched him over an article about Wu-Tang cartoon drawings.
Masta Killa also discussed the global Wu-Tang following and specifically the love they receive in the UK. He went on to detail how he appreciates the experience much more now that he is older, and not right in the middle of creating so that he can soak up what he and his group members accomplished.
In this clip, Masta Killa recollects his time and relationship with the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. Masta Killa spoke about the night he got the news of ODB's passing. He said him and GZA were playing chess when he got the call and initially hoped that it was a prank. Masta Killa said that ODB was known for his antics, so he was expecting this to be a continuation of that but soon learned the reality of it. Masta Killa also recalled some of his best greatest moments with ODB, in particular, watching him lay down "Rawhide" live in the studio.
In this VladTV exclusive, Masta Killa talks about working with artists like Method Man, GZA, Prodigy, Crooked I, and Sean Price. He mentions that he has a ton of respect for late rappers Prodigy and Sean Price, describing them as legends. In regards to Wu-Tang, Masta Killa said he enjoyed vibing in the studio and working together with the group. Apparently, the last time every member was together was around New Years. Overall, he misses the energy of the group and recalls when they used to drive around and tour in an 18-passenger van.
C.R.E.A.M. now stands for "Christmas rules everything around me."
Wu-Tang Clan icons Ghostface Killah and Method Man are ready to make your holiday season complete with their very own Ugly Christmas sweaters. There are only 1,000 of each, so act fast if you want this very special Wu-venir.
Meth's version, which you can buy here, features an homage to Chi Modu's famous photo, with a candy cane in Meth's mouth in place of a cigar. He's wearing a Santa suit with Mathematics' "W" logo as a belt buckle. You can check both sweaters below.