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GZA – “The Mexican” (Feat. Tom Morello)

Rage Against The Machine and the Wu-Tang Clan embarked on a chaotic tour together approximately one million years ago, and now two of the driving forces from both groups have found themselves on the same track together. GZA’s new one-off single “The Mexican,” which adapts Babe Ruth’s 1972 funk-rock classic of the same title and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Photos: Project Pabst 2014

It’s just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company’s music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, GZA, Speedy Ortiz, and more. It also included some local heroes such as Shabazz Palaces and Red Fang. We sent photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Santigold – “The Keepers” Video

Santigold’s new video for “The Keepers” is an eerie suburban fantasy that places Santigold in the midst of some dark goings-on, all cast in a green, radioactive glow. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 2, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Watch GZA And Wavves Perform “Liquid Swords” Together

A couple of years ago, I watched the Wu-Tang legend GZA perform a short set with the Black Lips, and it was, to put things diplomatically, not good. On Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit last night, GZA tried something similar, performing his 1995 classic “Liquid Swords” with Wavves backing him up. Things worked out a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2011 - 10:39 am

Kanye West & GZA Surprised Brooklyn Bowl, 10/24/10

And so it came to be on the day he had laptops talking about his 35-minute “Runaway,” Kanye West  became the talk, at least over text and Twitter, of an industry festival otherwise reserved for, well, who even knows anymore. That an artist as big as Kanye’s “CMJ” play was vicariously affiliated with Pitchfork’s ow… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 25, 2010 - 2:21 pm

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher’s: The faded Catskills resort’s crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

Devendra Banhart – “Baby” Video (Feat. Fabrizio Moretti, Andrew VanWyngarden, GZA)

Devendra Banhart sports some serious Frank Zappa facial hair in this video, and gets friends like the Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti, MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, and GZA to guest star. But the most surprising part of this clip must be where Banhart and his friends end up. I think half of this video takes place inside a… More »

By: jessica / March 15, 2010 - 5:58 pm

Fucked Up & Friends Cover “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We waited all yesterday for this to pop up on iTunes and it’s finally arrived… No strangers to the tradition of benefit recordings — see the “David Christmas” 7″, “Year Of The Pig,” etc. — Fucked Up gathered a bunch of friends to record a cover of Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with… More »

By: brandon / December 8, 2009 - 10:11 am

Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Rock

We’ve seen indie rockers reach out to hip-hop’s most recognizable collective (or at least the most recognizable hip-hop collective to indie rockers). But lately, it’s been Wu-Tang Clan making the moves. This week Judgment Night 2009 is in full force, with genres meshing again and RZA, GZA, and company at the heart of it. More »

By: brandon / October 5, 2009 - 1:04 pm

New Black Lips (Feat. GZA) – “The Drop I Hold”

When Jessica spoke with Black Lips last year about their then-unreleased 200 Million Thousand, she reported the flower-punks were trying to get “a member or two of Wu-Tang Clan on a track,” the band adding: “Maybe not for the album, but for a remix or something or an EP later on down the road. We’ll… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 29, 2009 - 4:43 pm

SXSW 2009: GZA Joins The Black Lips

The Black Lips’ songs, especially on 200 Million Thousand, possess a nice fuzzy texture and the Atlantans appropriate great garage-isms, but I’ve always been less than enthused by the band because from carefully marketing their “escape” from India to embodying every clichéd Vice signifier on earth to the “we are loose cannons” live antics, they… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009 - 10:00 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2007 [Friday; 7/13] Rating: 8.7

There’s a vague subtext of “Us and Them” at most concert festivals: like, you know more than half the folks you brush elbows with at Bonnaroo have never heard of the Hold Steady, and most definitely will not be dancing it up next to you at Hot Chip. Not so at Pitchfork Music Festival, a… More »

By: Stereogum / July 14, 2007 - 1:52 pm