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At this past year’s Coachella festival, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, the only heritage rappers on the whole weekend’s bill, came out to a loud mid-afternoon reception on one of the two main stages. But when they told the crowd that they’d be performing all of Rae’s 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, I don’t… More »

Anyone can do something once. The early announcements on rap blogs, like this one from HipHopDX, were innocuous enough: “After the critical and commercial success of 2012’s R.A.P. Music, Atlanta, Georgia’s Killer Mike and Brooklyn, New York’s El-P are taking it one step further. While Mike already confirmed a follow-up to the album on the… More »

The problem with the new Wu-Tang Clan album A Better Tomorrow is that it’s not the last Wu-Tang Clan album. The last time the whole group came together, it was on 2008’s 8 Diagrams, a messy psychedelic boom-bap splooge that fully indulged RZA’s wandering acid-samurai sensibility. It was glorious. More than The W or TheMore »

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Check Out Marvel Comics Versions Of Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

Earlier this year, a few Marvel Comics issues worked Run The Jewels’ fist-and-gun logo into their covers. Now, Marvel is diving even deeper into the world of hip-hop with a series of over 50 variant covers inspired by various classic and contemporary rap albums. “For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged i… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2015

Not to be confused with Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, Denmark’s NorthSide Festival (note the capitalization!) takes place ever June in Aarhaus Denmark, and the fest celebrated its sixth year of existence with a lineup featuring the Black Keys, FKA Twigs, Death Cab For Cutie, alt-J, the Wu-Tang Clan (at least, some of them), and a bunch… More »

By: Stereogum / June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

Man Takes Girlfriend To Divorce Court For Cheating On Him With Entire Wu-Tang Clan

I’m not sure how people who were never married can appear on Divorce Court, but hey, this story made for some fine trash TV: In the two-minute clip below, a man accuses his ex-girlfriend of cheating on him with the entire Wu-Tang Clan. His claim: “She gave Wu some tang.” Her claim: “I kept my… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 13, 2015 - 9:54 am

Raekwon & Ghostface Will Review Your Mixtape If You Contribute $200 To Their Documentary

As the great Wu-Tang resurgence continues, Raekwon has announced plans to crowdfund a film about his debut solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… This August will mark the 20th anniversary of the tape’s release, and the video will use interviews with industry professionals, musicians, and journalists about the album’s ongoing legacy. According to theMore »

By: Caitlin White / March 9, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Method Man Learns About Wu-Tang’s 2103 Release Date: “Fuck That Album”

Earlier this week, the auction for the Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin went up, and among the terms and conditions was an interesting caveat: While the eventual owner can play the album wherever they want for whoever they want, they won’t be able to publicly release it for 88 years. More »

By: James Rettig / March 4, 2015 - 8:09 pm

Watch Kanye West Do New Song “U Mad” With Vic Mensa And “C.R.E.A.M.” With Raekwon At Surprise London Show

Kanye West’s been hanging out in Europe over the past week since his appearance at the Brits, and tonight he performed a last-minute surprise concert at London’s KOKO that sold out in minutes. During the show, Kanye brought out a bunch of guests, including Big Sean, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, Skepta, CyHi The Prynce, Skepta, JME,… More »

By: James Rettig / March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Comes Out In 88 Years

Last spring the world got a brief preview of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, the secret Wu-Tang Clan album that will be released in a limited edition of 1 and auctioned off to the highest bidder. That might be all most of us hear from the project for the rest of our lives. ForbesMore »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Stream Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow

Wu-Tang Clan’s A Better Tomorrow is their first new album in seven years and the first album they’ve released since signing to Warner Bros. So far, we’ve heard a pretty strong string of singles including “Ron O’Neal,” “Ruckus In B Minor,” “Necklace,” and the title track. Now, you can stream the whole album below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 11:14 am

Wu-Tang Clan – “A Better Tomorrow”

(Most of) Wu-Tang Clan performed on Letterman last night and they’ve followed that up by releasing the title track from their forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow. The track samples the Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and Teddy Pendergrass collaboration “Wake Up Everybody.” It follows a long string of singles that have included “Ron O’Neal,”… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Watch Most Of Wu-Tang Clan Reassemble On Letterman

Anytime you go to a Wu-Tang Clan show, it’s always interesting to see how many of the crew’s nine members will actually show up. (The most I’ve ever seen is eight; the least is four.) This apparently holds true even for the group’s late-night TV appearances. While the entire group managed to come through for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2014 - 9:29 am

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 – “Necklace”

The assembled forces of the Wu-Tang Clan are due to make their big return in a few weeks with their long-awaited reunion album A Better Tomorrow, and we’ve already heard tracks like “Ron O’Neal” and “Ruckus In B Minor.” “Necklace,” the latest track the group has shared, is a woozy, stumbling psych-rap lurch with dense,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Wu-Tang Clan – “Ruckus In B Minor”

The Wu-Tang Clan will celebrate their twentieth anniversary by releasing a new album called A Better Tomorrow, which will be their first record for Warner Bros. We’ve already heard lead single “Ron O’Neal” and promo track “Keep Watch,” and now here’s another new one. “Ruckus In B Minor” mashes up rap and soul and serve… More »

By: James Rettig / November 3, 2014 - 10:45 pm

The Wu-Tang Clan Sign To Warner Bros

The Wu-Tang Clan have announced that they’ve signed a deal with Warner Bros to release their new album, A Better Tomorrow. Revolt reports that the hip-hop group revealed the information earlier today in a press conference at the Warner Bros headquarters in Los Angeles. Earlier this week, RZA told Billboard that a limited edition versio… More »

By: James Rettig / October 2, 2014 - 8:36 pm

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

Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend, the lineup featured bands from all over the spectrum: Weezer, Rise Against!, The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Wu-Tang Clan, and a whole lot more. We sent our photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

Wu-Tang Clan – “Ron O’Neal”

Last night, all nine surviving members of the Wu-Tang Clan were on The Daily Show, where they all sat for a group interview and debuted “Ron O’Neal,” the first single from their much-awaited new album A Better Tomorrow. But it’s not real until it’s on Soundcloud, and so now it’s real. The studio version of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2014 - 3:02 pm
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