A number of notable New York City musicians are getting streets re-named after them in their honor. As WNYC/Gothamist reports, last week the New York City Council voted to approve street co-naming changes for Wu-Tang Clan, Woody Guthrie, and (as previously reported) the Notorious B.I.G. More »
It’s already time for a new X games, and the world’s biggest action sports festival officially returns to Minneapolis for its third consecutive year in 2019. Held at US bank stadium, festival-goers will not only experience the flashy bike tricks and rail grinds, but also some wild musical performances. Headliners include Diplo, Wu-Tang Clan, Incubus, Minneapolis rapper P.O.S, and more from August 1 – 4.
This event will follow the upcoming winter X games in January, which will be held in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado and features over 75 Olympian participants alongside four A-list music acts including The Chainsmokers, Kygo, Lil Wayne, and Louis The Child.
Purchase tickets for summer X games here and check out the promo video below.
Besides the exciting action sports of the X-Games, it’s also been known to host some outstanding musical performances. The lineup for the 2019 X-Games was announced earlier today, and once again it has a nice spread. The man himself, Diplo, is set to headline one of the nights. Legendary Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan, the
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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.
H/T: Hype Beast