Tony Starks is heading overseas for some European action.
If you don't consider Ghostface Killah one of the most innovative, imaginative writers in hip-hop, you might need to do some self-evaluation. Long has the Supreme Clientele legend held it down on the mic, bringing forth an extensive collection of high quality material to the game. His mere presence in the Wu-Tang Clan is enough to cement his legacy, but Ghost's solo output has brought in into the upper echelon of rap penmanship.
Now, it would appear that Tony Starks will be taking his show on the road, heading overseas for a fifteen-date European tour. Throughout the journey, he'll be joined by longtime associate Killah Priest; together they will hit stops in Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, The United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hungary and more. For a full list of dates, check out the itinerary below.
Unfortunately, there's no news of any North American tour, so local Ghostface fans will have to keep patient. In the meantime, revisit one of his classics and catch up on one of the game's most brilliant contributors.
5/30 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands 5/31 - Copenhagen, Denmark 6/1 - Borlange, Sweden 6/2 - Aarau, Switzerland 6/7 - Norwich, United Kingdom 6/8 - Hull, United Kingdom 6/9 - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 6/10 - Ticino, Switzerland 6/11 - Newcastle, United Kingdom 6/12 - Glasgow, United Kingdom 6/13 - Bristol, United Kingdom 6/14 - Manchester, United Kingdom 6/15 - Leeds, United Kingdom 6/16 - Budapest, Hungary 6/17 - Vienna Austria
"Rewind The Scenes" takes you behind the scenes to look back at some of the biggest videos Myster DL has directed. The mini documentaries contain insight on the production and un released/un edited footage. Expect to see weekly episodes..
As part of the Red Bull Music Academy World Tour in 2012, five hip-hop legends – each representing one of the five boroughs of New York, the birthplace of hip-hop – took the couch over five days, and each lecture was followed by a show in their own neighborhood.
In this session, hosted by the author Alvin Blanco (The Wu-Tang Clan And RZA), Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Allah Mathematics and Masta Killa sat down to discuss the making of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Wu slang, and more.
0:44 – The ’80s
4:21 – “Protect Ya Neck” and Staten Island
14:00 – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
40:22 – Collaborations with other rappers
46:11 – RZA and the flood
49:56 – Knowledge of self, Wu slang, and songwriting
19:57 – Raekwon – “Striving for Perfection” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7scK...22:13 – Raekwon – “Glaciers of Ice” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewakm...28:07 – Raekwon – “Glaciers of Ice intro” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewakm...
Method Man chimes in on Kanye's recent controversies.
Kanye West has stirred up a whole lot of controversy lately. While the majority of people have taken it at face value, there's also been conspiracy theories pertaining to his behavior. Many suggest this is all part of the role out for his forthcoming album while other people have said that this is part of a performance art piece. Method Man recently chimed in on the conversation and suggested the former. The Wu-Tang rapper explained that people shouldn't be feeding into it the way they have been.
Method Man joined the Cruz Show on Power 106 to speak on Drop The Mic season 2 and more. The conversation led to Cruz asking Meth on his take on Kanye's recent comments and actions. He explained that he sees the fact that 'Ye has some music on the way so there's a good chance his recent controversial takes have something to do with that.
"I think 'Ye got some music coming out so I'm seeing the angle there." He said, "Nobody just comes out and starts blurting this stuff out randomly. 'Cause we haven't heard from Kanye in months and all of a sudden there's all this stuff. You know, I could respect his opinion from afar. Very afar but c'mon man. He got some music coming out. Don't take this stuff seriously. Social media is the devil."
Meth comes across much more concerned for Kanye than he is offended by anything he's said in recent times.
"I just don't want Kanye to alienate himself from people that really love him." He said. "That's why people are reaching out. I mean regardless of how they're doing it with memes and stuff like that it's because we care... I don't think he's crazy. Shout out to Kanye. We love you, brotha. Come home."
GZA's performance at the Tiny Desk was a rare appearance for the legendary Wu-Tang Clan emcee, in part because he's notoriously introverted, and because he brought along The Soul Rebels, an eight-piece New Orleans brass ensemble. Once they stepped behind the desk they got right down to business, opening with the sparkling "Living In The World Today," from GZA's 1995 solo album Liquid Swords. These 23-year old lyrics and metaphors felt timeless.
GZA continued his onslaught of poetic precision with another beauty from Liquid Swords, "Duel of the Iron Mic." "I ain't particular," he spat, starting to break into a sweat behind the desk. "I bang like vehicular/Homicides on July 4th in Bed-Stuy." At one point, GZA even channeled his cousin, the late great Ol' Dirty Bastard, who provided the hook on the original version of the track.
The Wu-Tang Clan's decision to only sell one copy of their ultra-rare album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, took a bizarre turn when Martin Shkreli bought it for $2 million. Now that Shkreli is in jail, the album is in the hands of the U.S. government, and RZA recently revealed that at one point he tried to buy the album back himself. He wasn't always happy with the outcome of the experiment, but he does say he thinks the whole thing could be turned into a movie.