The Saga Continues

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ghostface Killah & Apollo Brown Announce "The Brown Tape" Re-Release


When Ghostface Killah originally made 2013’s Twelve Reasons To Die album with Adrian Younge, he also commissioned producer Apollo Brown for an alternate version of the project. That reworked rendition, The Brown Tape, was briefly released on cassette and other formats before disappearing. Now, Mello Music Group is bringing the project back in 2018.

The 11-track LP is scheduled to be re-released on January 26. The album is narrated by RZA with guest appearances by Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Cappadonna and Killa Sin. Pre-orders are available now on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Check out the cover art and tracklist for The Brown Tape below.


1. Beware of the Stare
2. Rise of the Black Suits
3. I Declare War f. Masta Killa & RZA
4. Blood on the Cobblestones f. U-God & Inspectah Deck
5. The Center of Attraction f. Cappadonna
6. Enemies All Around Me
7. An Unexpected Call f. Inspectah Deck
8. Rise of the Ghostface Killah f. RZA
9. Revenge Is Sweet f. Masta Killa, RZA & Killa Sin
10.Murder Spree f. Masta Killa, U-God & Killa Sin
11. The Sure Shot (Pt. 1 & 2)

[via HipHopDX]



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wu-Art Thursday SPECIAL EDITION #275

These prints are 8x10” linoleum block relief prints on 9x11” hand cut paper. 
Different colors are available: $30 each or $120 for all 9.

DM @jc_frost308 on Instagram or email jc.frost308@gmail.com for purchase inquiries.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Joe Young Feat. Mobb Deep + Big Noyd "What The Thugs Do" (prod. by Dame Grease)

The Infamous Mobb Deep + Big Noyd join Joe Young on this new banger "What The Thugs Do" produced by Dame Grease. Young follows up after his last releases - the single "Eviction" (featuring method man, dave east, max b) + his 'Invincible Armour" Album featuring WU Tang Clan.




Tuesday, December 5, 2017

WU MAMIs #417

Wu Mamis are here.



  

 









U-God (feat. Method Man & Scotty Wotty) - Fire (DJ Green Lantern Remix)


As the year winds down, U-GOD continues to add to the incredible surge of dope WU-TANG releases hitting the streets of late. Last month, Golden Arms surprised us with his WU-inspired tribute to Cardi B's smash hit entitled "Wu-Dak Yellow" and now fresh off his performance on BET's Soul Train Music Awards, Golden Arms teams up with Johnny Blaze aka Method Man on an exclusive DJ Green Lantern Remix of The Keynote Speaker track "Fire."

This is the first of many exclusive remixes produced by the Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern on U-God's forthcoming Bring Back God II mixtape, dropping February 2, 2018 on Datpiff: www.datpiff.com/U-God-Bring-Back-…xtape.873902.html

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Monday, December 4, 2017

UPDATED: Masta Killa VLAD Interview Part 2, 3, 4 & 5

During the conversation, Masta Killa addressed rumors of an alleged beef with Cheo Hodari Coker, denying that he punched him over an article about Wu-Tang cartoon drawings. 

PART 2




Masta Killa also discussed the global Wu-Tang following and specifically the love they receive in the UK. He went on to detail how he appreciates the experience much more now that he is older, and not right in the middle of creating so that he can soak up what he and his group members accomplished.

PART 3






In this clip, Masta Killa recollects his time and relationship with the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. Masta Killa spoke about the night he got the news of ODB's passing. He said him and GZA were playing chess when he got the call and initially hoped that it was a prank. Masta Killa said that ODB was known for his antics, so he was expecting this to be a continuation of that but soon learned the reality of it. Masta Killa also recalled some of his best greatest moments with ODB, in particular, watching him lay down "Rawhide" live in the studio.

Part 4




In this VladTV exclusive, Masta Killa talks about working with artists like Method Man, GZA, Prodigy, Crooked I, and Sean Price. He mentions that he has a ton of respect for late rappers Prodigy and Sean Price, describing them as legends. In regards to Wu-Tang, Masta Killa said he enjoyed vibing in the studio and working together with the group. Apparently, the last time every member was together was around New Years. Overall, he misses the energy of the group and recalls when they used to drive around and tour in an 18-passenger van.

Part 5





Friday, December 1, 2017

Have a Very Wu Christmas With Ghostface Killah and Method Man Ugly Xmas Sweaters

C.R.E.A.M. now stands for "Christmas rules everything around me." 

Wu-Tang Clan icons Ghostface Killah and Method Man are ready to make your holiday season complete with their very own Ugly Christmas sweaters. There are only 1,000 of each, so act fast if you want this very special Wu-venir. 

The Ghostface one, which you can cop here, has Tony with the goalie mask dressed as Santa and, of course, sporting his golden eagle bracelet

Meth's version, which you can buy here, features an homage to Chi Modu's famous photo, with a candy cane in Meth's mouth in place of a cigar. He's wearing a Santa suit with Mathematics' "W" logo as a belt buckle. You can check both sweaters below.


[via COMPLEX]



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Masta Killa X Inspectah Deck “WU & THE 1LLY” Feat Dok2, The Quiett & Keem Hyoeun

Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan team up with Dok2, The Quiett, and Keem Hyoeun of Illionaire Records from South Korea over a beat by Kato.

He was down with Wu-Tang before there was a Wu-Tang.


Mathematics, or Allah Mathematics, is a DJ and producer who has been part of the Wu-Tang Clan since before there was a Wu-Tang Clan. He DJ’d for GZA in the early 1990s, back when the rapper was known as “The Genius.” At the same time, Mathematics kept seeing a young rapper named Rakeem around town. That guy, Rakeem, would soon become the RZA, and would assemble an all-star team of MCs to form one of the most influential rap groups of all time.

Mathematics DJ’d for almost all of the Wu members at different points, as well as spinoff groups like Red and Meth. But starting in the mid-1990s, he really made his mark as a producer. Mathematics produced some of the best-loved songs from Wu-related projects, including “Mighty Healthy,” “Cobra Clutch,” “Wu Banga 101,” and more. He also designed the crew’s famous “W” logo.



RZA Expresses Regrets About Ol Dirty Bastard's Death


Much respect to acclaimed journalist, Toure. He launched a new podcast this month called the Toure Show through Cadence 13. On the show, Toure talk to successful to see what jewels are dropped for us to snag along our own journey to the next checkpoint. Wu-Tang’s RZA was the guest this week. 

The wide ranging discussion tackles how he became the leader of the Clan, his relationship with Quentin Tarantino, chessmaster Bobby Fischer, the time he went on trial for attempted murder charges. It gets deep. In one of the episode’s most visceral moments RZA reflects on the passing of Ol Dirty Bastard and explains why he believes he could’ve done more to prevent his untimely death.




Tuesday, November 28, 2017


In this exclusive sit-down with TheSource.com at the Wu Tang Inspired Beer Dinner at the Han Dynasty Restaurant in downtown Brooklyn, the WTC storyteller chops it up about the inception of his “Pretty Toney” sneakers by Asics. He also talks about his involvement with the Versus Hip Hop talent show on the WAV Network and the current state of Hip Hop. “If we really would’ve came out with C.R.E.A.M. right now, we would have never got played.”

He continued to discuss the importance of his new cryotocurrency, which Starks has dubbed “Cream Capitol”. Check out the full interview above.

[via The Source]




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Masta Killa on Joining Wu-Tang, "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" His 1st Rap Ever (Part 1)

Brooklyn MC, Masta Killa discusses meeting GZA back in the early 90s and how the friendship inspired him to become a rapper and eventually a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He says at first he was just fan of hip-hop and would hang around GZA as he pursued his music. 

That all changed the moment, he heard a rough version of "Protect Ya Neck" and was wowed by it even though it only had 4 of the members on it at that time. After that, he tried his hand at writing raps, and the first bars he ever wrote in his life became "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" on 36 Chambers. Listen to Masta Kills talk the early beginnings and how it was a financial struggle recording music at first.





Killah Priest Attacks ’70s Breakbeats On A Mixtape Featuring Ghostface & Raekwon (Audio)

New project from Killah Priest & 4th Disciple "Don't Sit On The Speakers Vol. 1" features include Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Wu-Tang, Moon Crickets and Cappadonna.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

THE BEST 36 OL’ DIRTY BASTARD SOLO CUTS, RANKED.


The greatness of Ol’ Dirty Bastard is tough to measure within the traditional “Who’s the best MC?” rap debate parameters. The lane he carved out defies description, which is another way of saying that “there is no father to his style.” Purists who wrote him off as a court jester, or rock critics who saw him as some kind of hip hop GG Allin, severely undervalued his talent.

There’s a reason Dirty was a focal point, onstage and on record, of the greatest rap collective in history. His fellow Wu members all vouch for his singular creative genius. It’s also not a coincidence that the group never truly recovered from ODB’s descent into addiction, imprisonment and, eventually, death.

What Dirty brought to the Wu was essential. There was no father to his style, and there will be no son. Now, 13 years after passing, Ol’ Dirty Bastard still shines.

As part of MASS APPEAL’s Wu-Tangsgiving Celebration, below are ODB’s 36 best solo cuts, meaning cuts from his solo albums, which may or not include other rappers, as well as solo cuts from soundtrack albums—but which will not include such memorable features as “Fantasy.” This list, and MASS APPEAL’s other Wu-related lists that follow, were assembled with curatorial guidance by hip hop consigliere and esteemed Wu-Tang scholar, Bönz Malone.


[via MassAppeal.com]

Monday, November 20, 2017

RZA Takes "Woof-Tung Clan" Dog Walking Company To Court



Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA is making a move to protect their valuable trademarks.


RZA is taking a Brooklyn dog company to court over the name of their company.


The rapper/producer files a lawsuit against Woof-Tang Clan, which is a dog-walking service.


The owner of the company is also selling merchandise which also co-ops the group's logos in what the owner said was an attempt to pay homage to the Clan.


“I am a fan,” owner Marty Cuatchon told the New York Daily News. “We walk dogs. I thought it was a good idea."


According to Marty Cuatchon, he is currently seeking legal advice to figure out how to deal with the RZA's lawsuit.






Friday, November 17, 2017

"Warning Shots" by Hue Hef and Young Dirty Bastard

New track from Hue Hef and Young Dirty Bastard. Released November 15, 2017 in honor of ODB's birthday.