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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Wu-Tang Clan Lecture (New York 2012) | Red Bull Music Academy

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. TOPICS: 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 MUSIC: 19:57 – Raekwon – “Striving for Perfection” 22:13 – Raekwon – “Glaciers of Ice” 28:07 – Raekwon – “Glaciers of Ice intro”

[via Red Bull Music Academy]