The Saga Continues

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy Wu Year's Eve

Wishing all WuBloodkin and Disciples a happy and safe Wu Year's Eve. 

Wu-Tang Clan will ring in 2017 on the Las Vegas Strip with HOT 97.5’s Wu Year’s Eve. RZA, GZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna will perform at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino New Year’s Eve Sunday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. Tickets on sale now!

Tickets range in price from $69 to $149, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or in-person at The AXIS box office at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wu-Art Thursday - SPECIAL EDITION: Virgil Hawk

Virgil Hawk is a Queens, New York based Artist. All of the illustrations are digitally painted on the computer. The pieces are all available in 6x6 or 12x12 inch prints on Epson Cold Press Bright paper. 

They can be purchased on www.virgilhawk.com and follow Virgil on Instagram: @virgilhawk










Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Method Man Reminisces On How Hard Livin’ Led To His Hard Spittin’ (Audio)

This week, Method Man has been incredibly busy. The Staten Island, New York star MC appeared on Juelz Santana’s comeback single “Ol’ Thing Back.” With Redman on that cut, the two How High MCs also gave light to Wu-Tang Clan’s Masta Killa single “Therapy.” In addition to those two spots, M-E-T-H-O-D also penned a Ghost Rider episode.

Along with Ghostface Killah, Method Man also appeared on Snowgoons’ Goon Bap album. The German production trio of Sicknature, J.S. Kuster, and DJ Illegal has worked with a lot of ’90s MCs. They’ve done full albums with ONYX and M.O.P., in addition to projects with Parrish Smith. With PMD, the ‘Goons enlisted Sean Strange to share the mic duties. Sean is also involved, alongside “Iron Lung” on “I Reminisce.” Intell kicks things off with an impressive introductory verse, before Mef’ and Sean have some amazing interplay. For Heads who seek that gutter side of the Wu-Tang MC, look no further. The #1 charting platinum star travels back to a place of pain that formed the lyrical legend.



Friday, December 16, 2016

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League: We’re Working On Next Wu-Tang Clan Album



According to the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, the production team is set to work with Wu-Tang Clan in the near future.

The crew’s Twitter page announced the Clan is working on a new album and the project will feature beats from the Tampa-bred trio.

“Now that we did a classic (unreleased) for [Raekwon] we got the call, we are officially working on [Wu-Tang Clan] next album. Dreams come true,” tweeted the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

Erik “Rook” Ortiz, Kevin “Colione” Crowe, and Kenny “Barto” Bartolomei’s production discography includes tracks with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Fabolous, and many more.

There have been conflicting reports about the Wu’s future.

In June, Ghostface Killah revealed he is set to be in charge of the follow-up LP to 2014’s A Better Tomorrow and 2015’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.

Last month, Method Man expressed that another Wu-Tang project may not happen.
[via All HipHop]

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wu-Art Thursday - Special Edition: Wu-Tang Relief Portraits by John Frost

John Frost is an artist from Des Moines, Iowa. He has created 8x10" relief prints on hand cut 9x11" paper and are available for $10 each. You can contact John through his Instagram page - Instagram: @jc_frost308












Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Masta Killa Recruits Method Man and Redman for Adult Swim Single 'Therapy': Premiere


"Therapy" by Masta Killa feat. Method Man & Redman
From Masta Killa's upcoming album, 'Loyalty is Royalty' via Nature Sounds.

Download this track for FREE at adultswim.com/singles
Limited edition flexi-disc of the song can be pre-ordered from mastakillamusic.net

Premiere: Method Man Wrote a 'Ghost Rider' Christmas Comic For Marvel


While the intersection of hip-hop and comic books for many lovers of both scenes has been executed perfectly through Marvel's collection of Hip-Hop Variants, it's deeper than that. There's an influence that Marvel (and comic books in general) has had on the lyricists that we've loved for years. Remember when the Wu-Tang Clan decided to give themselves new aliases around the time Raekwon dropped the purple tape? Most of the members chose names that sound like lost Goodfellas characters, but two of the members went straight to Marvel: Ghostface Killah became Tony Starks (bka Iron Man, which ultimately earned him a cameo in the first Iron Man film), and Method Man became Johnny Blaze, who at the time was known in the Marvel universe as the Ghost Rider. How fitting is it that two decades later the comic book head (who also had a cameo in Netflix's Luke Cage) ends up penning his very own Ghost Rider story in Marvel's new Ghost Rider X-mas Special?!

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[via COMPLEX]

Red & Mef hop on the Juelz Santana Track - Ol Thang

Juelz Santana - Ol Thang Back ft Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Method Man & Redman.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

U-God Releases Fiery New Track 'Venom,' Announces New Album: Exclusive

U-God has a lot to get off his chest. After reportedly suing his rap crew Wu-Tang Clan in a $2.5 million lawsuit for unpaid royalties in November, the MC decided to use the booth as his refuge and release his new record, "Venom."

Here, he puts on a lyrical showcase and lets his bars do the talking. "We goin' through hell, we tryna get it right," he says about his "brothers" at the the top of the track before spitting, "Bust through by any means/Squeeze on my enemies/Then escape to the Phillippines/Watch out for this guillotine."


According to a TMZ report, U-God claimed in the lawsuit that he had not received royalty payments for at least six years, including money owed from Wu-Tang merchandising and the release of their secret double album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin (Controversial pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli purchased the LP for $2 million).

"Venom" also serves as the title track off his fifth studio album set to drop next year. You can listen to the track below and purchase it on iTunes here.

Joe Young feat. Masta Killa "The Projects" (prod. by Dame Grease) (Official Video)

After dropping his latest Offering Invincible Armour featuring Method Man, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & more produced by Legendary Beatsmith Dame Grease , Joe Young wastes no time dropping the Video for the Masta Killa assisted Song "the Projects" Its important for the Kids to know that the Streets don't Love them. They should take the first ticket out the Hood they can get. A lot of the late Great Rappers died on the Streets in their own hood" Joe Young Explains. Take that Journey with Young. You wouldn't regret it.


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Monday, December 12, 2016

Wu-Tang Affiliate Solomon Childs Shot In The Neck


Wu-Tang Clan associate Solomon Childs was shot and wounded over the weekend according to police.

The rapper, who is the younger brother of Cappadonna, was struck by gunfire on Saturday (December 10) on Forest Avenue.

Sources said the 40-year-old rapper was hit with gunshot wounds to the neck and back.

Police are seeking a green 1997 Nissan Maxima and other clues in a search for a suspect in the shooting.





Solomon Child is being treated at Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton.

Luckily, the wounds Solomon Childs sustained in the shooting are not life-threatening.

Friday, December 9, 2016

WATCH: Marc Lamont Hill Compares Ben Carson to Wu-Tang Clan's "GHOSTFACE KILLAH"

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill used a unique Wu-Tang analogy to explain why Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is a terrible idea.

Dr. Hill was holding down his pundit duties on CNN Monday after Carson was nominated to become the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Of course, the Trump supporters joining him on the panel attempted to find reasons why putting Carson in this position, despite having absolutely no experience running a bureau, was a good idea.

“He’s a good leader” was among one of the main reasons why.

That’s when Dr. Hill went Hip-Hop on them to break it down.

“Leadership skills are not transferrable,” he said. “Ghostface Killah is the leader of Wu-Tang Clan, LeBron James is the leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers. That doesn’t mean that they should be the leader of Housing and Urban Development.”

The panel began to chuckle afterwards as Dr. Hill continued his spill highlighting that even Carson himself has said his inexperienced for the job.

Kudos to Dr. Hill for being aware of the current status of the Wu. While RZA has always been the leader and chief producer of the crew, he recently handed the reins over to Ghostface to executive produce the next Wu-Tang album.

Monday, December 5, 2016

'The Icons Of Wu-Tang Clan' by Eddie Otchere

Photographer Eddie Otchere explains how he came to shoot every Wu Tang member as well as his process in using print to iconify the subject.

A film by Dan Fontanelli.


A book and various print versions of the Wu Tang portraits are available online via Otchere.

More Information HERE

Friday, December 2, 2016

Being "raised by Wu-Tang"

Sophia Chang is a longtime music business power player who has guided the careers of many of your favorite rappers and singers, including a healthy percentage of the Wu-Tang Clan. She started in the music business working for a Graceland-era Paul Simon, but quickly moved into top positions at labels like Atlantic and Jive.

But it was in artist management that she really found her stride. Sophia managed Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest, Blackalicious, Organized Noize, D’Angelo, and Raphael Saadiq. But the real heart of her career has been with the Wu-Tang Clan. She worked with RZA, GZA, and ODB, managed RZA’s label Razor Sharp Records, and even ran the USA Shaolin Temple.

Sophia’s fascinating new blog about her life and times is Raised By Wu-Tang.


[via The Cipher]

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wu-Art Thursday #224 - Mysterious Land of Shaolin


PeachTao had the honor of illustrating this map of Staten Island, to accompany an in-dept interview with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, for the book "Nonstop Metropolis - a New York City Atlas", edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro , published by University of California Press. The map is also part of the "Nonstrop Metropolis : the Remix" exhibition, on view in Queens Museum since Apr 2016. It was also written in The Guardian, April 2016.

The illustrations were done as several different woodblock prints, then digitally combined together.

The map was done by cartographer Molly Roy. Designer : Lia Tjandra 

The University of California Press also wrote a lovely report on the Book launch party at Queens Museum.


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