Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through the years. Last Friday was the 25th anniversary of a release date that hip-hop enthusiasts have staged arguments around for years. On November 9, 1993, both A Tribe … More »
Are you ready for some real cognitive dissonance? Try this: Method Man fuming about rappers “crossing over, like they don’t know no better” on a bright morning-TV set, in front of a studio audience of smiling, clapping grown-ups in Wu-Tang shirts. I invite you to behold the emotional whiplash of the entire Wu-Tang Clan doing … More »
Every few years, a major national publication will publish an overview of the Christian music industry. This week, Kelefa Sanneh has a good one in The New Yorker. Sanneh’s history of Christian rock and pop begins way back in the 1950s, with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s advice-column exhortation that gospel and the devil’s … More »
Ol’ Dirty Bastard is coming to the big screen. A biopic about the Wu-Tang Clan rapper is in development at Sony’s Columbia Pictures with Wu-Tang leader RZA attached to produce. The studio had no comment on the project. O.D.B. (born Russell Tyrone Jones) was a founding member of the Staten Island rap collective with cousins … More »
Wu-Tang Clan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), in the best fashion possible. Not only is the group touring the album in full this year, they’ve just announced that new music is in the works. In a new interview with Billboard, Wu-Tang divulged on the Ghostface Killah-helmed project, which will be their sixth studio album following last year’s The Saga Continues.
Inspectah Deck spoke with Billboard about the sound of the new record:
“He just gives it a new outlook and a fresh coat of eyes and ears. Ghost has taken it upon himself to say, ‘I want to get the beats, I want to hear some things that’s happening here,’ so we’re trusting him the same we trusted RZA in the beginning. Why not, man? Ghost has been successful in his solo endeavors. It’s a change of pace. Hopefully we get another banger, another Wu classic out of this project as well, in the 25th anniversary.”
While there’s no official word or further details on the project, it has been confirmed that RZA is supervising the record. Still in the early stages of production, Wu-Tang’s GZA said:
“RZA’s a deep thinker. His subject matter ranges, I think, broader than all of ours. Ghost is definitely a soulful type brother and has a deep consciousness, but he’s more direct to what Wu-Tang is. Wu-Tang was beats and rhymes. Ghost picks the harder beats. He has songs like ‘Camay,’ so he’s not gonna skip the women. There’s going to be a lot more variety of harder stuff. RZA comes up with deep concepts, but Ghost brings it just a little bit harder.”
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)‘s 25th anniversary is November 9, so the Wu’s yet-to-be-named sixth studio album will likely coincide with the group’s seminal debut’s reissue. Better protect ya neck.
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The whole saga of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin gets more complicated all the time. It was weird enough when the Wu-Tang Clan decided to sell the one and only copy of the album for millions. It was weirder still when pharma price-gouging vampire Martin Shkreli bought the one and only copy. And it … More »
Though the start of festival season is still some months away, lineups announcements have begun in earnest.. From the recent additions of Alesso and Alison Wonderland to this year’s Tomorrowland lineup, to the announcement of REZZ’s headliner status at Shambhala Festival, 2018 is easily rounding out to showcase the brightest acts within the music industry.
Adding onto the anticipated list of high-profile events, Movement Festival unveiled an unprecedentedly packed and diverse 2018 lineup. Following the pursuit of festivals utilizing a variety of genres to pique attendees’ interests, this year’s headliners include Dirtybird founder Claude Vonstroke, an exclusive b2b set between Loco Dice and The Martinez Brothers, and the venerable Wu-Tang Clan called upon to close out the event.
Not only marking a special 20th anniversary of Paxahau, the mastermind behind Detroit’s electronic music bookings, the landmark event has shown true to their techno roots by boasting acts like Dubfire, Seth Troxler and, Tiga amongst a handful of other performances.
Taking place over May 26-28, weekend GA and VIP passes are available for purchase online.
Now that the year’s over, it’s time to go over a list of the 10 best covers to emerge from the various corners of the music world over the past 12 months. I mean, it’s time for a lot of things, many of which are more important, per se, and say a lot more about … More »