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Snoh Aalegra – “Emotional (DJ Dahi Remix)” (Feat. Vince Staples)

Snoh Aaelegra is a Persian R&B-leaning singer who grew up in Sweden. She released her debut EP There Will Be Sunshine via Epic last fall and is currently working on a full-length with Kanye West affiliate and producer No I.D. Though she told Complex it was him who introduced her to RZA, no word o… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 10, 2015 - 10:24 am

Azealia Banks To Star In 8 Mile-Style Rap Drama Directed By RZA

Add “actress” to Azealia Banks’ résumé of rapper, singer, and professional shit-talker. The Hollywood Reporter says that Banks has been tapped to star in It Doesn’t Have To Rhyme, which they describe as being “similar in tone to 8 Mile.” The film will be directed by RZA, who made his directorial debut in 2012 with… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “Return Of The Savage” (Feat. Raekwon & RZA)

In 2013, Ghostface Killah teamed up with the psychedelic-soul producer and composer Adrian Younge to make Twelve Reasons To Die, a rap opera about a legendary killer who gains his power from 12 vinyl records, or something. It was good! And now they’re doing it again. Ghostface and Younge will release Twelve Reasons To DieMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2015 - 9:35 am

RZA Cast In Porn Star Vanessa Del Rio’s Biopic

With his directorial debut The Man With The Iron Fists, the RZA put his stamp on the Hong Kong kung-fu epics of the ’70s, movies that RZA grew up absorbing at the grindhouse theaters in Times Square. Now, he’ll be in another movie that’ll address the other kind of movies that showed in those Time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015 - 2:43 pm

RZA Wants You To Go Vegan “For A Better Tomorrow”

Trust RZA to find a way to promote A Better Tomorrow, the forthcoming Wu-Tang Clan reunion album, while talking about something completely unrelated. In this case, that unrelated thing is the cause of veganism. In a new promotional spot for PETA, RZA talks about his reasons for going vegan and advises anyone watching to do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2014 - 9:42 am

Wu-Tang Clan Unveil A Better Tomorrow Bluetooth Speaker

A few months back, the Wu-Tang Clan appeared on The Daily Show and said that their 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow, would be out later in the year. Now that album has an official release date: Black Friday, which is on 11/28 this year. In a new interview with Billboard, RZA revealed the pla… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Raekwon And RZA Reach Truce

The internal dymanics of the Wu-Tang Clan have always been a fascinating thing, but lately, they’ve been fascinating in the bad way, with Raekwon publicly bickering with crew leader RZA over the direction of the group and their in-progress album A Better Tomorrow. Last month, Rae announced that he was “on strike” from the group,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2014 - 11:51 am

RZA Gives Raekwon 30 Days To Get On Board Or No New Wu-Tang Album

In recent months we’ve been witness to an escalating feud between Wu-Tang Clan members RZA (who’s desperately trying to assemble one last group LP called A Better Tomorrow) and Raekwon (who declared himself on strike from the Wu because he thinks RZA is an out-of-touch control freak). RZA tried to win Rae over with kindne… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2014 - 3:24 pm

More Wu-Tang Drama: Raekwon Blasts RZA’s “Mediocre Shit,” Goes On Strike

As a rap crew, the Wu-Tang Clan has always been a notoriously chaotic and fractured entity, and no Wu-Tang member has been quicker to criticize crew mastermind RZA than Raekwon. When Wu-Tang released their last studio effort, 2007’s deeply underrated and commercially disappointing 8 Diagrams, Rae was the first person in the group to call… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Wu-Tang Clan Announce New Album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, To Be Sold In A Limited Edition Of 1

For a while now, all the far-flung members of the Wu-Tang Clan have been working, with varying levels of enthusiasm, on the troubled group album A Better Tomorrow; early track “Keep Watch” may or may not be on it. But there’s also apparently another Wu-Tang album, and only one very rich and very enthusiastic fa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

RZA – “Destiny Bends” (Feat. Will Wells) (Paul Walker Tribute)

Over the weekend, the 40-year-old The Fast & The Furious star Paul Walker died, shockingly and tragically, in a fiery car crash. Walker and Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA both star in the forthcoming action movie Brick Mansion, and they became friends on that movie’s set. Almost immediately after Walker’s death, RZA wrote and recorded “Destiny… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2013 - 9:27 am

RZA & Interpol’s Paul Banks Are Working On An Album Together

Earlier this year, Interpol frontman Paul Banks released a mostly-instrumental rap mixtape called Everybody On My Dick Like They Supposed To Be. It was bad, and people laughed. But Paul Banks is not done with rap music. And it looks like he has a deeply inexplicable project coming up: A collaborative album with Wu-Tang Cla… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2013 - 9:31 am

Watch RZA Perform With James Blake At Coachella

Most of Coachella’s big surprises happen on the first weekend; by the time the fest gets to its second weekend, everyone knows which guest appearances to expect. But James Blake saved one unbelievably silly surprise for weekend two, bringing out Wu-Tang mastermind RZA to perform “Take A Fall For Me,” their collab from Blake’s new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 9:36 am

Ghostface Killah – “The Rise Of The Ghostface Killah” Video

Twelve Reasons To Die, Ghostface Killah’s new full-length collaboration with producer Adrian Younge, has a conceptual narrative arc about a black mafioso who’s betrayed and murdered and who returns as an avenging, demonic murderous force. The new video for the song “The Rise Of The Ghostface Killah” brings to life the moment where our hero… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2013 - 4:58 pm

James Blake – “Take A Fall For Me” (Feat. RZA) & “Every Day I Ran”

Next week, British smarty-pants electronic pop prince James Blake will release his new album Overgrown, and we’ve posted a handful of its songs: “Retrograde,” “And Holy Ghost,” “Voyeur,” a live version of “Our Love Comes Back,” the Brian Eno collab “Digital Lion.” And now Blake has posted a couple more on his own Tumblr. “Take… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013 - 4:10 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don’t know how I didn’t manage to find room for the A Place To Bury Strangers video where toys melt and burn in extremely satisfying ways, or the Wild Nothing video where Michelle Williams, despite not really doing anything,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm

The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive” Video

In the video for “The Baddest Man Alive,” their track from the soundtrack to The Man With The Iron Fists, the Black Keys and RZA brawl over who gets to eat the one fortune cookie that their waitress has left on the table at the end of a meal. This means we get to see… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Stream The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack

The amazing-looking new kung-fu movie The Man With The Iron Fists, which also serves as the directorial debut of the Wu-Tang abbot RZA, doesn’t hit theaters until early next month. But next week, the movie’s soundtrack album will hit stores. RZA put together the LP, which includes its share of superstars — Kanye West, theMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2012 - 11:25 am

The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive”

BlackRoc back! Here’s the Black Keys’ and RZA’s team-up for RZA’s forthcoming The Man With The Iron Fists — a soundtrack from which we’ve already heard Wu-Tang’s “Six Directions Of Boxing” and Pusha T, Raekwon and Joell Ortiz’s “Tick Tock” — a swaggering, swinging piece of rock called “The Baddest Man Alive.” Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Wu-Tang Clan – “Six Directions Of Boxing”

The RZA’s directorial debut The Man With The Iron Fists, which looks fucking awesome, comes out next month, and its soundtrack includes a new cut from RZA’s own reassembled Wu-Tang Clan. “Six Directions Of Boxing” is a hard and eerie track with just a hint of psych-funk in its beat, and all the Wu-Tang guy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2012 - 11:47 am
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