Monthly Archives: June 2014

It’s Been Almost A Year Since “Keynote Speaker” Dropped

July 23, 2014 marks the one year year anniversary for U-God’s “Keynote Speaker”, a very overlooked album executive produced by Rza, with appearances from Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Gza, Elzhi, Kool Keith and Styles P (among others). After lots of … Continue reading

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Raekwon To Headline The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

At the 5:02 mark of the video above, Raekwon discusses how he grew up in Brooklyn, alongside U-God, before they both moved to Staten Island. So, Raekwon’s headlining slot at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival could be viewed as the triumphant … Continue reading

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Wu-Tang Just Released A Line Of Soccer Gear! Soccer Fans Rejoice!

Soccer fans worldwide who rock with Wu can now show their allegiance to their favorite sport *and* their favorite group with Wu-Tang’s release of a Wu-Tang soccer line: Wu Cup! Awesomeness! What better thing to rock as you watch the … Continue reading

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Raekwon Urges His Better Half To “Stop Tripping” On Remix Of 90s Track

No, the woman in the photo above is not Raekwon’s better half, I just thought the picture was funny next to the headline. Raekwon and Ghostface make some of the best R&B infused songs of everyone in the Clan (with … Continue reading

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Ghostface Hops On The Remix To Mobb Deep’s “Dirt”

As I mention in Endnote #6 of my book, “Enter The Wu-Tang: How Nine Men Changed Hip-Hop Forever“, the Wu and Mobb Deep have a long-running relationship. With the exception of the long-unreleased alternate mix to “Eye For An Eye” … Continue reading

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Ghostface Rocks ALIFE with BadBadNotGood

Even after twenty-plus years of dominating in the hip-hop culture, Ghostface continues to tear down stages like a starving artist. He recently tore it up at one of ALIFE‘s legendary sessions, backed by Toronto jazz trio BadBadNotGood. In the video … Continue reading

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Rza Continues To Inspire New Producers: TOKiMONSTA

(Zhen Liu) The first female producer signed to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label (who later moved on to Ultra for her 2013 album, Half Shadows), TOKiMONSTA recently told a Red Bell Music Academy audience that her earliest beats were inspired by … Continue reading

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Rza teams with Dr. Pepper to release EP

The trend of corporate brands linking with hip-hop legends to provide free music to fans – in exchange for adding cool to their brand – continues, as Dr. Pepper has teamed with Rza to release a free EP, “Only One … Continue reading

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Czarface is a slept-on Wu-related album

Czarface is a collaborative project combining the forces of Wu general Inspectah Deck with Boston underground veterans 7L and Esoteric. The project dropped in early 2013, received critical acclaim, and has the energy level of Deck’s legendary “Triumph” verse throughout … Continue reading

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Rza’s Second Big Action Movie Tops Out At $20 Million

Bad news first, good news last. After just over two months in theaters, it looks like Rza’s second action vehicle, “Brick Mansions”, is only set to gross a few million more than his action-packed directorial debut, “The Man With The … Continue reading

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