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The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track "100 Grandkids" off his long-delayed upcoming…
Stereogum | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

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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…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm

More RZA stories

Watch Banks & Steelz Make Their TV Debut On Fallon

Banks & Steelz, the duo of Interpol frontman Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan overlord RZA, just released their debut album Anything But Words, and last…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2016 - 9:23 am

Banks & Steelz – “Anything But Words”

Banks & Steelz comprises Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang's RZA, and their debut LP, Anything But Words, is due out later this month. We've already…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 12, 2016 - 10:27 am

Banks & Steelz – “Sword In The Stone” (Feat. Kool Keith)

Banks & Steelz, the unlikely duo of Wu-Tang mastermind RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks, are still a few weeks away from releasing their debut…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2016 - 10:38 am

Banks & Steelz – “Giant” Video

A month from today, Banks & Steelz, the duo of rap legend RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks, will release their debut album Anything But
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2016 - 10:24 am

Premiere

Banks & Steelz – “Speedway Sonora”

A few years ago, Wu-Tang Clan leader and Atari enthusiast RZA mentioned that he was working on a project with Interpol's Paul Banks, a collaboration…
Pranav Trewn | July 14, 2016 - 10:03 am

RZA Is Making An Album With Atari

RZA is teaming up with Atari to make an album full of songs inspired by Atari video game music, as Billboard reports. It's the second…
James Rettig | June 24, 2016 - 9:45 am

Common Starring In Black Samurai TV Series

Windy City MC Common is pretty much equal parts rapper and actor these days, with the scales tipping more toward the latter now that he's…
Collin Robinson | June 17, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Banks & Steelz – “Giant”

Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks recently announced that they were teaming up to form the improbable duo Banks & Steelz, and…
Tom Breihan | June 9, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Arcade Fire, A$AP Rocky, Nas, RZA Are In The Lonely Island’s Popstar Movie

The Lonely Island's mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is coming out in a little more than a week, and we already know that it'll…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 11:50 am

Banks & Steelz – “Love + War” (Feat. Ghostface Killah) Video

The deeply odd couple of Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks have teamed up to form a duo called Banks & Steelz,…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2016 - 9:31 am

Banks And Steelz – “Love + War” (Feat. Ghostface Killah)

Wu Tang Clan's RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks announced they were collaborating on an album in 2013. It was a pretty perplexing team-up, especially…
Collin Robinson | May 19, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Martin Shkreli, Wu-Tang Clan Sued Over Album Artwork

Another day, another headline about the Wu-Tang Clan and Martin Shkreli. This time, instead of an update on their ongoing war of egos, here's news…
Chris DeVille | February 10, 2016 - 9:43 am

Ghostface Killah Acknowledges Martin Shkreli Is A Shithead

Finally! A member of the Wu-Tang Clan has spoken out against Martin Shkreli. …
Collin Robinson | January 22, 2016 - 12:44 pm

Adrian Younge – “Hands Of God (RZA Remix)” (Feat. Karolina & Laetitia Sadier)

A new RZA remix continues Wu-Tang's relationship with psych-soul producer and composer Adrian Younge after fellow Clan member Ghostface Killah tapped him for this past…
Collin Robinson | December 30, 2015 - 2:54 pm

Martin Shkreli Says He’ll Bail Out Bobby Shmurda: “He’s Going To Owe Me One, Obviously”

Ackquille Pollard, the rapper better known as Bobby Shmurda, was arrested in a drug sting almost exactly one year ago and has been languishing in…
Chris DeVille | December 16, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Obey Me”

The late Ol' Dirty Bastard's solo debut Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version turned 20 this year, and his fellow Wu-Tang Clan member…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Two Men Stabbed At RZA’s House

Early Saturday morning, police responded to a reported double stabbing at the home of Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA in Millstone, NJ, reported NJ.com. Police said…
Grace Birnstengel | November 8, 2015 - 11:55 am

Watch RZA’s Apple Watch Commerical

Right now, it does not look like the Apple Watch is going to go down in history as a revolutionary piece of consumer electronics. If…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2015 - 11:09 am

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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2013 - 9:27 am
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