The Saga Continues

Monday, March 19, 2018

Mathematics Responds To Alleged Lawsuit Over Wu-Tang Clan's "People Say"

"I am not aware of a pending lawsuit."

This week, reports surfaced of a lawsuit being filed against the Wu-Tang Clan as a result of the hip-hop group’s “People Say” single—a track originally found on the crew’s The Saga Continues project of last year.

It was TMZ who broke news of The Diplomats—a soul group from the 1950s and 1960s—filing a claim that the record pulled from the “melody, lyrics, and rhythm” of their 1969 recording “I’ve Got the Kind of Love” on which the line “people say” is used in heavy rotation. The report claimed that The Diplomats wanted Wu-Tang to stop performing and selling the track in addition to handing over an undisclosed amount for damages

Friday, March 16, 2018

We Asked Inmates How Martin Shkreli Will Get Treated in Prison

The infamous pharma bro just asked to be placed in a minimum-security "camp" facility. Here's what current federal prisoners think he has coming.

Right before he was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison last Friday, “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli broke into tears. Ultimately, the man convicted on three counts of fraud did not get the maximum possible sentence he faced—much less the 21 years I endured in the feds for drug crimes. Even so, the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will be Shkreli's home for the foreseeable future, and the New York Daily News reported Wednesday he's hoping to land in a minimum-security "camp" facility in Pennsylvania best known for a salmonella outbreak.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

U-God: “I Am The Wu-Tang Member That People Don't Know About"

While strength in numbers proved to be the key to Wu-Tang Clan’s success and enduring legacy, it also proved itself to be a system that lacked equal distribution. While some of the Clan’s bigger names broke off and launched massive solo careers, others had to wait in line. U-God — also known as Golden Arms — was one of the members who played the background.

“I am the Wu-Tang member that people don’t know about,” he told HipHopDX.

The founding member of Wu-Tang is hoping to change that with his new book, Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang, which follows him from age five to 26.

Wu-Art Thursday #288

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

C.R.E.A.M. (Charity Rules Everyone Around Me) Campaign

The Wu-Tang Foundation and StockX have joined forces in support of children from marginalized and neglected communities.

From March 13 through March 16, simply go to THIS PAGE and make a $10 donation(s) for your chance to take home one of nine pieces of the Wu-Tang legacy. 

*100% of all proceeds raised from the Wu-Tang Foundation + StockX C.R.E.A.M. (Charity Rules Everyone Around Me) Campaign will directly benefit the Wu-Tang Foundation programs.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Win an Autographed Copy of - RAW: My Journey Into The Wu-Tang

U-god just curated an exclusive playlist in honor of his new book 'RAW: My Journey Into The WuTang.’ To win an autographed copy, share his #RawVenom playlist link + #TIDALXUGod + #Giveaway:

Friday, March 9, 2018

Martin Shkreli Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Fraud

As reported by the Chicago Tribune, Shkreli was today (March 9) given a seven-year sentence for “defrauding investors in two failed hedge funds.” The formal charge is securities fraud and the conviction was handed down by U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto. According to the report, Shkreli cried in court and told the judge “I want the people who came here today to support me to understand one thing, the only person to blame for me being here today is me. I took down Martin Shkreli.” His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, reportedly told Judge Matsumoto “that he sometimes wants to hug Shkreli and sometimes wants to punch him in the face.”

However, as the judge made clear, Shkreli’s sentencing had nothing to do with his “self-cultivated public persona … nor his controversial statements about politics or culture.” Rather, Matsumoto called his crimes serious and agreed with prosecuting attorneys that “the 34-year-old was a master manipulator who conned wealthy investors.”

RIP - BIG (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

U-God Discusses His Memoir, Life Before Wu-Tang + More

Forever M.C. ft Wu-Tang Clan- Piranhas

The Emcee and Production team of Forever M.C. & It's Different have joined forces with some of Hip-Hop's most elite artists in the game to bring the world the unprecedented soundscape for the 3-30-18 release of Forever M.C. compilation on RBC Records.

After two all-star posse cuts, “Terminally Ill” and “King Kong,’ Forever M.C. & It’s Different present the third single from their forthcoming Forever M.C. Compilation ; “Piranhas” featuring the Wu-Tang Clan (Raekwon, Ghostface, Masta Killa & Cappadonna).

Listen at Spotify:

Wu-Art Thursday #287

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Do Not Play: The Fries Song, The Avocado Song

Jimmy introduces Wu-Tang Clan's U-God to some music he might want to avoid, including an ode to "Steven Spielberg" by Wolfsuka.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Here comes Dirty Coin, the cryptocurrency of Ol' Dirty Bastard

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004, is getting into the cryptocurrency game.

The late rapper’s estate is launching a utility token called Dirty Coin to fund music projects and other ventures.


Judge Orders Martin Shkreli to Forfeit Stake in $2 Million Wu-Tang Album

Infamous Pharmabro Martin Shkreli was one of the worst people of 2017, but CNBC​ is reporting that he's finally getting what he deserves. Convicted of numerous counts of fraud last year, Shkreli first made headlines when he raised the price of a Daraprim, a drug used by HIV patients, from $13.50 a pill to $750. Then, things got a lot worse when it was reported that he was the one who had bought the ultra-rare one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million.

Last year, Shrkeli put the album up for sale on eBay, selling it for just over $1 million, but now CNBC says he's being ordered to forfeit his stake in the album. In fact, judge Kiyo Matsumoto said that he has to forfeit a total of $7.76 million to the federal government as part of his criminal sentence. These assets include $5 million in cash in an E-Trade brokerage account that previously allowed Shkreli's release bond, his take in drug company Vyera Pharmaceuticals, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin​, a painting by Pablo Picasso, and even the Lil Wayne album he reportedly has, which is none other than The Carter V.


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Wu-Tang Clan are slated to be involved in the Soundset festival, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the group’s iconic debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), with a performance.

Soundset 2018 takes place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 27. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (March 2) via Front Gate Tickets. Fans in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area can also grab tickets at the Fifth Element store.

Check out the entire lineup for the festival below.

Friday, March 2, 2018

U-God's Memoir 'Raw' Tells The Story Of The Wu-Tang Clan on NPR Music

David Greene talks to Lamont Hawkins, aka "U-God" a founding member of the pioneering rap group Wu-Tang Clan. Hawkins' memoir talks about how rap music was a ticket out of a gritty housing project.

[via NPR Music]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Martin Shkreli Might Go to Prison for Way Longer Than We Thought

A federal judge decided Pharmabro's crimes caused a loss of $10.4 million. Here's what that means.

When Martin Shkreli was convicted of fraud back in August 2017, it was far from certain he'd spend much time behind bars. Sure, a federal jury agreed he lied to hedge fund investors and cooked the books to pay some of them back from the coffers of a drug company he founded. But Shkreli's entire defense was predicated on the fact that, while he might have misled people, none of them ultimately lost money. And the general rule of thumb in federal fraud cases is that sentencing is principally determined by the what's called the "loss amount" of the crime in question.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Son Of ODB Says Its ON SIGHT W/ Dame Dash Over ODB Masters

Enjoy this throw back of Young Dirty Bastard Son of Wu Tang Legend ODB as he sits down for an interesting interview to talk about his upcoming projects Lawsuits against movie makers trying to create a ODB movie without proper approval and of course lays into Dame Dash!

Saturday, February 10, 2018