Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
"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
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.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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
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: tdl.sh/Raw-Venom
Friday, March 9, 2018
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.”
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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: open.spotify.com/album/4lbGALd0bMxm97P0YeSiAI