The Saga Continues

Friday, March 31, 2017

Shop Talk with Raekwon

For this episode of Shop Talk, Mass Appeal linked with Raekwon the Chef at Carmine Street Comics.

"I'm always gonna take time to check out cartoons and look at comic books," said Raekwon shortly after strolling into Carmine Street Comics in NYC's West Village. "In this business you have to stay young."

For the cover of Rae's seventh solo album The Wild the iconic Wu-Tang MC enlisted former Shaolin resident Dan Lish to create a comics-inspired post-apocalyptic urban wasteland. Although Meth is the Wu's biggest comic book head, Rae tapped into the graphic arts to portray his vision of NYC. "I'm almost the king of the jungle... I want the people to be animals... I feel like New York City has no identity when it comes to knowing what we created in the music business. I need New York to look twisted."

"People look at Wu-Tang as superheroes," Rae says in our latest edition of Shop Talk. "When you see Raekwon the Chef, you're thinkin' a guy with the blades, that's nice with the blades on some karate shit. Tony Starks, Ironman, he like to hold them things, too. That iron! [Laughs]" Peep the video up top.

[via Mass Appeal]

Risen: The Story of Chron ‘Hell Razah’ Smith

Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith gives an uncompromising look into the world of rehabilitation and redemption through the eyes of a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate rapper who suffered a near fatal brain aneurysm.

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[via DubCNN]

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Raekwon, Wu-Tang's Resident Baseball Expert, Wants Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds Kept Out of the Hall of Fame


Beneficence feat. Inspectah Deck & DJ Rob Swift - Digital Warfare

Beneficence feat. Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan)
"Digital Warfare"
Cuts by DJ Rob Swift
Prod. by Ben Hedibi
Directed, filmed, and edited by Jimmy Giambrone

Taken off Beneficence's "Basement Chemistry" album (CD/2LP/cassette/digital), in stores worldwide January 29. Features include Inspectah Deck, MC Eiht, Masta Ace, AG of D.I.T.C., Chubb Rock, El Da Sensei, Dres of Black Sheep, DJ Spinna, Da Beatminerz, L'Orange, MindsOne, Confidence, The Legion, KON Sci, and many more.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Joe Young - Germany Upbringing, Race Relations & Is Putin Using Trump As A Pawn? (247HH Exclusive)

Official 247HH exclusive interview with Wu Tang Clan affiliated German based Hip Hop artist Joe Young, where you’ll hear about his upbringing in Germany, his perspective on race relations & why he feels Trump is Putin's Puppet in this #247HHEXCL

After releasing the critical acclaimed Album Invincible Armour with legendary Beatsmith Dame Grease which was labeled the closest Body of work we will see in regards to a full length Wu Tang Clan Album as well as a Song called "Watch the Wave" with 2 Grand Spitters Styles P and Termanology last week, Joe Young is back with a Great Interview about Race relations and gives an Insight on who really runs the World. He also lets us know that he thinks what everybody is assuming, President Puting is using Donald Trump as a Pawn. Check Out the Exclusive Interview and Follow on Twitter @Gorillajoeyoung @Damegrease

Monday, March 27, 2017

RZA Tackles The Human Cost Of War In A Powerful Pro-Refugee Music Video

"I don't understand how you can ban a man from a land that was said to be a beacon of light." Listen to the powerful new single from electronic duo PARISI feat. RZA of Wu-Tang Clan. All streams and downloads on iTunes, Beats 1, Spotify, Apple Music, and other music sites are donated to the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Music video created by Ben Strebel of Sovage in close association with Stay In School. "No Refuge" released by ROLI Records.

Redman Says Filming For ‘How High 2’ Could Begin In 2018 (VIDEO)

It’s been 16 years since Redman and Method Man teamed up for the stoner film How High.

Some fans of the movie have been hoping a How High sequel would eventually hit theaters.

In a recent interview with The Source, Red spoke about the potential of another flick with Meth arriving in the near future.

“Me and Meth, were working on a How High 2. It’s being written. Hopefully, by the end of the year, the script will be done and we can start shooting next year,” revealed Redman.

The New Jersey-raised wordsmith then addressed his longtime creative partner directly.

“Yo Meth, me and you are going to do our own f-cking movies. F-ck that. We’re gonna get all the money,” said Redman.

The Blackout! collaborators are also involved in the cannabis-centered BlazeNow app.

“It’ll tell you all the best dispensaries, all the weak dispensaries in the area,” stated Red.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Raekwon Partners With SubPac For Limited Edition Speaker-Backpack

“Limited Edition” is putting it lightly.

SubPac is a company that creates special backpacks that are meant to immerse people in the sounds that they’re listening to, whether it’s music, gaming or VR video by putting speakers inside of their backpacks. The brand has partnered with Raekwon for a special edition sub bass pack to commemorate his upcoming album The Wild.

Don’t expect it to be easy to grab this limited edition backpack, however. SubPac is only producing 15 of the custom backpacks. They’re making it worthwhile for the select fans who will be receiving the backpacks, although it’s unclear how they’re planning on selecting those fans. SubPac’s co-founder John Alexiou explained via press release that, “the sonic and lyrical impact of Raekwon’s music will be felt throughout the body.”

The Wild releases tomorrow, March 24. You should give it a listen, even if it isn’t with this crazy backpack. Listen to the most recent release from the album, "This Is What It Comes To (Remix)" featuring Ghostface Killah.

Raekwon - The Wild (Album Stream)

Wu-Tang Clan emcee Raekwon comes through with a new album titled "The Wild." Features include G-Eazy, CeeLo Green, Lil Wayne and more. Cop the album now from iTunes:

The Wild Tracklist:

01 The Wild (Intro)

02 This Is What It Comes Too

03 Nothing

04 Skit (Bang Head Right)

05 Marvin [feat. CeeLo Green]

06 Can’t You See

07 My Corner [feat. Lil Wayne]

08 Skit (F*** You Up Card)

09 M & N [feat. P.U.R.E.]

10 Visiting Hour [feat. Andra Day]

11 Skit (Bang Fall Down)

12 The Reign

13 Crown of Thorns

14 Purple Brick Road [feat. G-Eazy]

15 You Hear Me

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Can Tru Master Produce A New 2018 (Wu-Tang Clan Album) Solo?

S/O to Doggie Diamond's for getting Tru Master to Open Up. As a fan of his work, with the horrible production from RZA Jamil Hostile definitely had a few words to say. It was said by RZA he will give GFK the green light on the next Wu- Tang Album.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Raekwon Taps Ghostface Killah for 'This Is What It Comes Too' Remix: Premiere

In hip-hop history, there are few one-two punches better than the combination of Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, arguably the two most vivid storytellers in the Wu-Tang Clan and two of the most revered MCs of all time. Today, The Chef recruits Ghost for the remix to his single "This Is What It Comes Too," which Billboard premieres below.

The original song serves as the second track from Rae's forthcoming seventh solo album, The Wild, due out March 24 on IceH20/EMPIRE. But for this remix, Ghost comes through with one of his most energetic and devastating verses in some time, while Raekwon holds down hook duty and sandwiches the track with his original verses.

"Ghost is my brother and we’ve been on this blessed journey for a while now," Raekwon said in a statement to Billboard. "Me and Ghost are an institution and I know the fans were calling for a remix, so this is what it comes to: Ironman Lunch Mix."

[via billboard]

True Master (Wu-Tang) Exposes The False Rape Case & Escape Case Against Him

True Master (Wu-Tang) Exposes The False Rape Case & Escape Case Against Him

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Friday, March 17, 2017

HANZ ON's Career Comes Full Circle with Final Album ‘BARCA’

Is there any more sobering experience than a brush with death? Just ask Hanz On, the Wu-affiliated Staten Island rapper who premieres his final album, Barca, today on MASS APPEAL. When asked about the potential awkwardness of music that depicts what it’s like to recover from being shot multiple times being used as entertainment, Hanz replied: “It’s a blessing, because it was a time when just staying alive was a task in itself.”

If you think that sounds like someone who’s grounded as fuck, you’d be correct in your estimation. With staunch personal and professional support from Wu-Tang members, including Method Man and Raekwon, Hanz On was able to steady his personal outlook and his career, etching out a reputation as one of New York’s more under-rated talents. “My relationship with the members of the Clan was a major point in my turnaround,” Hanz On says. “Some more than others came out and supported what I was doing once I started doing something positive.. Rae, Dek, Master Killa—they all were very supportive in my transition. When I decided to create my own company in part it was because Meth kind of gave me a different perspective on things. His whole camp (Streetlife, Seven, Nut and Ellis) kind of walked me through it throughout this whole process.”

Barca, he explains, is a full-circle moment. His discography, which is tied to the legend of Hannibal the Great—the title of Hanz’s first album—culminates with this release, titled after Hannibal’s last name. “In short, he accomplished things that would ordinarily be looked at as impossible,” the artist explains. “The homie’s drive was incredible. I’m a big fan.” On tracks like “Big Sky,” featuring Method Man, or “Champion,” you can hear these affirmations shining through. Hanz set out to tell a definitive story with his collection—after a couple listens it’s clear that his discography was always supposed to have a beginning and a definitive end—and on Barca, the lessons he’s learned manifest themselves seamlessly.

You can also it on iTunes/Apple Music, where it’ll be available to stream at midnight.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: GZA, RZA and Bill Murray : Coffee & Cigarettes...

Bill Murray, RZA and GZA from Wu-Tang Clan talk it out in a cafe. Brilliant scene from JIM JARMUSCh's little masterpiece "Coffee and Cigarettes" from 2002.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Method Man Plucked To Play Referee On Battle Rap Show "Drop The Mic"

Wu-Tang Clan pioneer Method Man has been tapped to host a new TBS series, Drop The Mic, a spin-off of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. Drop the Mic is already a viral, digital success as an ongoing popular segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden. The newly hatched version enlists entertainers from all over the world to engage in good old-fashioned rap battles, and finds Mr. Meth and model Hailey Baldwin helming the event.

The format pits four celebrities from various segments of the entertainment industry against each other and ultimately only one stands victorious.

Created by Corden, executive producer Ben Winston, Jensen Karp or “Hot Karl” (who wrote Kanye Owes Me $300 and writes many battle raps for The Late Late Show segment) and Ed Thomas, the show officially airs May 2.

SVP of Unscripted Series and Special Event Programming at TBS Michael Bloom spoke on the upcoming series.

“’Drop the Mic’ is a funny, authentic, high-energy series that brings together Hip Hop, comedy and pop culture in a way we’ve never seen before,” he said. “Method, Hailey, James, Ben and their team will make sure our celebrity competitors bring their ‘A’ game to the stage.”

Method Man, of course, is no stranger to being in front of the camera. In addition to his countless music videos with Wu-Tang, Redman and a plethora of others, he’s also appeared on the big screen in movies like How High, Soul Plane, Garden State, Trainwreck with Amy Schumer and Key & Peele’s Keanu.
[via HipHopDX]

Wu-Art Thursday #239

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Raised By Rap Royalty, Infinite Coles Is Finding Success On His Own

The artist on music, sexuality, and growing up in the Wu-Tang house.

The following feature appears in the March 2017 issue of NYLON Guys.

“Everyone wants to be real, but no one knows how to open their eyes,” muses Infinite Coles. Seated in a Brooklyn loft on a brisk winter afternoon, the 23-year-old R&B singer, actor, dancer, and model is contemplative yet cheery as he talks over carrot cake. So, what’s real?

“Love, loyalty, respect,” he replies.

It sounds pretty straightforward, but as Coles’s father—Ghostface Killah of the multiplatinum-selling rap group Wu-Tang Clan—once posed in a song, can it be all so simple? Authenticity has a funny way of becoming complex, considering the pressure to be an individual but still comply with society’s predetermined norms. But for Coles, eschewing conformity and simply being who he is has been the most influential force in his career—even more so than the fact that his dad is one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Coles has always known that he was gay, which was the primary source of angst in his teen years. By that time, Wu-Tang’s legendary debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), had been around for a decade, and each member was a star in his own right, with individual albums that garnered street cred and critical acclaim alike. But for Coles, much of the hip-hop collective’s macho dogma was a personal affront.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Method Man & Ghostface’s Collabo With Hanz On Will Leave You Looking Like… (Audio)

Two weeks ago, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Hanz On dropped “Big Sky,” a big-body record featuring longtime collaborator Method Man. As if that wasn’t enough, today (March 10), the two are back, only this time the one and only Ghostface Killah joins in on the fun.

Premiering at 2DopeBoyz, “Smoke Like We Do” is about getting lifted, and both Killer Bees deliver sky-high bars. “The scientifical mathematical/God made the smoke from the earth, this all natural,” rhymes Tony Starks, who is first up to bat. Highlighting cannabis’ ability to help increase “the wise minds of the scholars” and “increase tax dollars,” Ghost’ touts his as the best around. For his part, Hanz On lists his favorite strains before rapping “Hanz On be smokin’ so much booger, it’s berserk.” Championing “hash from Afghanistan,” Hannibal The Great proves his appetite is interested only in the best the world has to offer.

Mr. Meth closes things up, and unsurprisingly manages to make the topic cerebral and entertaining. “Light a booger, I’m blunted, my suga callin’ me suga/In love with Mary Jane, and I don’t know how to quit her/Done too much frequent flying, now I don’t know where I put her,” he spits. His verse follows a framework that is in some ways similar to Common’s “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” where human qualities are given to an inanimate object/concept. “Back in the days, I used to push her,” he says before signing off with “I’m the plug, candy man with them drugs, I got the hookup.”

“Smoke Like We Do” (which also features wigs) and “Big Sky” will both appear on Hanz On’s forthcoming album BARCA, which arrives March 17 and also features Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, and others.

Raekwon - My Corner (Audio) ft. Lil Wayne

Sunz of Man & Wu-Tang Clan LIVE at Rikers Island Prisoners Performance in 1995

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Raekwon Discusses His New Album, Working With OutKast, His Wu-Tang Classics & More

For nearly 25 years, Raekwon has been an elite source of inventive Rap music. The Staten Island MC made his debut on the classic Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by transmitting some of that album’s most memorable lines and verses. Following, Rae’ pivoted in a different direction with a cinematic Gangsta Rap classic in 1995’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, becoming not only a star within his clique, but a leader across the enter Hip-Hop landscape. Throughout, the man born Corey Woods packaged heartfelt revelations and street wise allegories with coded language, punchy cadences, and unique rhyme patterns.

Cappadonna & Popa Wu jump on a KRUMB SNATCHA track "BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL" feat DUNGEON MASTA

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cappadonna Jumps On King Magnetic's "I'll Show You" With Dink

King Magnetic has enlisted Wu-Tang alum Cappadonna and vocalist Dink for “I’ll Show You,” the second single off King Mag’s upcoming Everything Happens 4 A Reason (EH4AR). Produced by French producer Astronote (Kendrick Lamar, Blu, Talib Kweli), the track finds the Allentown, Pennsylvania rapper confronting police brutality and other issues plaguing our society.

[via HipHopDX]

Friday, March 3, 2017

Chance the Rapper stealing beats? Working with Wu-Tang? (Rook interview pt. 3)

Rook of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League talks Chance the Rapper not paying for a beat, working with Wu Tang Clan and a split album with The Neptunes and Noreaga in this exclusive interview. 
Skip ahead to the 5:25 mark to listen to Rook talk about working with Wu-Tang. 

[via DJ Pain 1]