Archive for Wu-Tang

Wild Style Wednesday Review: GZA, Liquid Swords

Posted in Music Reviews, Wildstyle Wednesdays with tags , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 by Tim Althaus

GZA-LiquidSwordsWu-Tang Clan is one of the most influential groups in the history of Hip-Hop music. GZA (in my opinion) is the best emcee (although they are all incredible) in the group, so it would make sense to say that he is one of the most influential emcees of all-time. The album Liquid Swords is nothing short of a lauded lyrical masterpiece, and every single track on this album is sonically sound. Not only is this one of the greatest Wu-Tang related albums ever released, it is one of the greatest albums in Hip-Hop history. RZA’s production on this album is ridiculous, not to mention the samples on this album fit the tracks tighter than a hipster’s t-shirt, and GZA’s rhymes are legendary in every aspect of the word. Continue reading

The Chef Talks About His New Album & Beef with B.I.G.

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Monday, August 31, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Are you sick of hearing about Raekwon and his new album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2? I didn’t think so. This is a really good interview with The Chef where he skews a bunch of different topics. He talks about how the new Cuban Linx is going to be different than the last one, his thoughts on Larry Davis and how he was killed and some insane shit that you might not have expected to hear about Biggie. I highly suggest you check out this video, there are a lot of really good topics covered in this one. Make sure you go out and get Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 on September 8th.

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Raekwon, “House of Flying Daggers”(Featuring Inspectah Deck, Method Man & Ghostface) (Prod By J Dilla) (Video)

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , , on Monday, August 24, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This video might seriously get my nod for video of the year. I posted the teaser trailer earlier, but this video decimates all expectations. The animation on this video are purely pristine, and it’s directed very well. This is definitely a video that you don’t want to miss. Is it just me or is Wu taking over the interhighway today?

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Raekwon Loves Joe Budden?

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Sunday, August 16, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Shouts to 2DopeBoyz & The Real Frequency on this one. Apparently Raekwon loves Joey Budden? Watch the video and feed your thoughts to the comments section. I’m interested to hear what people have to say…

Ghostface Talks About Forthcoming LP With Raekwon & Method Man

Posted in Media, Music News, Video with tags , , , on Thursday, August 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Good Lord, that’s all I have to say…

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Raekwon, Ghostface, Inspectah Deck & Method Man are in the “House of Flying Daggers”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Friday, July 31, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Is it just me, or does September 8th seem right around the corner? With joints like this one, you can’t blame me for being anctious. This ridiculously fire track comes via 2DopeBoyz, and it will also be on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II. Raekwon brings along Ghostface, Inspectah Deck & Method Man to drop some mad Wu flavor on a Dilla treat. As you would expect all 4 emcees rip this shit apart (especially Ghost) on a ridiculous Dilla beat.

Download: Raekwon, “House of Flying Daggers” (Featuring: Ghostface, Inspectah Deck & Method Man) (Prod. By J Dilla)

Hot Track: “Preservation”

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by Erik Burg

I was first tipped off on this track by the fine people over at our Minnesota counterpart Culture Bully, and I couldn’t be thankful enough. As their article states, the beat from this Aesop Rock and Del the Funky Homosapian  collaboration is the foundation for the new Eminem track that’s recently leaked and been floating around the world of all things Marshall Mathers for a few weeks now. I’m not ready to give any new Eminem a listen to until it’s finished on the production line, so I’ll just get a quick word in on the beat instead. “Preservation” comes from some Wu-Tang material in 2005, but I’m just hearing it now for the first time. And if you’re in the same boat as I was and have enjoyed any past material from either of the artists you need to give this track a spin, I mean, it’s the only track that I’ve played in the last week from an artist without a fake name or mask (animal collective). The two collaborators work together perfectly and create a track that not only flows better vocally than 90% of rap out there, but the piano key sample in the background is absolute fire. Not much else to say about it, other than I highly suggest it for anybody interested in anything hip-hop. Until next time, enjoy!

Mr. Del The Funky in all his close-up glory

Mr. Del The Funky in all his close-up glory


mp3: Aesop Rock and Del The Funky Homosapian – “Preservation”