The Saga Continues

Monday, July 30, 2018

Wu-Tang Clan Plots "Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" 25th Anniversary Tour

Wu-Tang Clan’s seminal album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), was released in November 1993. To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary, the bona fide Hip Hop legends have started teasing a tour on their social media group account.

On Saturday (July 28), a video was posted to Wu-Tang’s Instagram account featuring live footage of each member — RZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killah, Inspectah Deck, GZA and Cappadonna — rocking the stage.

Toward the end of the clip, it simply reads, “25th Anniversary Tour.”

While the details are scarce, the collective has already been doing shows in celebration of the album’s milestone.

On Friday (July 27), Wu-Tang performed material from the classic project at the Expo Hall in Los Angeles. The following day, they were in Canada as part of the Center of Gravity 2018 festival.

But that wasn’t all. Wu-Tang also shared another Instagram post announcing a deluxe edition of “Pearl Harbor” featuring the late Sean Price. The post, which shows off the cover art, promises a remix from DJ Mathematics and instrumental versions of the single.

“New LP for Pearl Harbor from Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues goes up on for pre-sale next Wednesday,” the caption read. “Includes a brand new remix from @mathematicswu featuring Pharoahe Monch and Tek. #wutang.” 

Pre-orders begin on August 3.

[via HipHopDX]

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

RZA’s New Movie Is A Perfect Storm Of Hip-Hop Film Stars & OG Actors (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan’s Abbott has been a longtime film director. The RZA’s past credits include 2012’s The Man With The Iron Fists, and last year’s Love Beats Rhymes. This past weekend, the accomplished producer, MC, and entertainment mogul premiered the trailer to his third film, Cut Throat City. RZA screened the work at San Diego, California’s Comic-Con. Now that trailer is released to the public.

Cut Throat City, written by P.G. Cuscheri, follows four friends returning to New Orleans, Louisiana’s Lower 9th Ward, following 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. With few ways to earn a living, the friends team up to plot a casino heist.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Inspectah Deck Teases Czarface Vs. Ghostface Killah Project

It appears Wu-Tang Clan fans won’t need to wait for the group’s next album to hear Inspectah Deck and Ghostface Killah collaborating again.

Fresh off a collaborative LP with DOOM, Deck revealed his Czarface trio — comprised of him, 7L and Esoteric — have a project in the works with Ghostface on Saturday (July 14).

“If you was feelin #czarfacemeetsmetalface just wait til u get that #Czarface vs @realghostfacekillah you might nut out ya ear… stay tuned!!!” he wrote on Instagram.

[via HipHopDX]

Friday, July 13, 2018

Prince Paul Explains Why He’s Bothered By 1 Important Gravediggaz Credit

Prince Paul was a founding member of The Gravediggaz. At a time when he was still very active in producing De La Soul records, the Long Island, New Yorker assembled a quartet with Stetsasonic band-mate Frukwan (aka “The Gatekeeper”), as well as onetime Tommy Boy Records label-mate Poetic (aka “The Grym Reaper”) and Wu-Tang Clan’s Abbott, The RZA (aka “The RZArector”). Paul assumed the alias “The Undataker” and would eventually help the horrorcore act land a deal with Gee Street Records and find success.

Members of The Gravediggaz have been off and on for more than 20 years. Sadly, member Poetic passed away in 2001. However, the crew is best known for its original lineup, and 1994 debut 6 Feet Deep. Although it was recorded first, the LP was released less than a year after Wu-Tang’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It entered in the Top 40 and became a hallmark of the horror-core sub-genre. In its history the group had one song enter the charts, “Diary Of A Madman” (embedded below), with production credited to RZA, Prince Paul, and RNS. In a new interview, Prince Paul corrects history.