I expected Meth to have the most energy, but U-God came way more charged than I expected. ODB’s son was a live wire too…love that kid to death. LOL @ Ghostface rapping in a newsstand. Rza was hype as usual. Your favorite new rapper won’t sound this fresh 25 years from now…
Ghostface teams up with his Wu brother Inspectah Deck’s group Czarface for a collaboration album that sure to set off an underground firestorm. That artwork is beyond classic! Check out the single “Iron Claw” or miss out on some fiery rhymes and banging 7L production!
If you look closely at the artwork, it looks like the iconic Snow Beach pullover that Raekwon rocked in the “Can It Be All So Simple” video had some influence here (although the color pattern is different).
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If you haven’t copped The Lost Tapes yet, you can listen to snippets above and then pick up a copy here. It’s a very strong project throughout (Rappaport is a bit annoying in the interludes, but that’s what the skip button is for).
No word on how Nas feels about Ghost borrowing his album title, but they’re contemporaries, so he’d probably be cool with it. Ironically, the album is produced by Big Ghost, an Internet personality who stole (“borrowed”) Ghost’s nickname for his own handle, so maybe the album title was his idea. To Big Ghost’s credit though, the beats are on fire throughout. Ghostface apparently wanted to hear a new version of the record though, as he plans to release not one, but two (!!), remix versions of the album on November 30. The Bronze Tapes will be produced by Bronze Nazareth and another will be produced by NYC vet Agallah.
He apparently does not know what the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” is.
Rest In Peace to Stan Lee, who passed away at 95, a man whose creativity as a writer for Marvel Comics inspired millions. Inspectah Deck included a Spider-Man reference on the breakout Wu-Tang single “Protect Ya Neck” (Deck’s debut verse!). Method Man chose his name to be similar to the heroes made iconic by creators like Lee (as well as DC Comics heroes like Superman and Batman, of course). Eventually, Wu-Tang would branch into comic books themselves, inspired by the work of Stan and other comic book legends.
Find out more info on the real life version of Wu-Tang Financial here. The board of directors even includes someone whose given last name is Wu, a Volvo China executive. Wild.
This track bangs.* So does the whole album, which you can buy here.
* LOL at the sly dis to Martin Shkreli.