Of Mics And Men, Showtime’s new four-part documentary about the history of the Wu-Tang Clan, is absolutely magical television, and it effectively makes the totally accurate case that the Wu-Tang Clan’s ascent is one of the great miracles in the history of American popular music. (At one point, Jim Jarmusch refers to Wu-Tang as “warriors … More »
The much-anticipated Wu-Tang Clan documentary premiered on Showtime last week, honoring the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Of Mics And Men takes viewers through the history and rise of Wu-Tang. Now, they’ve announced a new EP, set to drop this Friday, to accompany the Sacha Jenkins-directed … More »
The Wu-Tang Clan has never been anything “to fuck with (Tiger Style).” Now with the recognition by the City of New York, one can now change that to “nothing to be forgotten.” Their home borough of Staten Island officially named the intersection of Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. the Wu-Tang Clan District.
The collective of East Coast rappers is regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time. Since 1993 the Wu-Tang Clan embodied and built the hardcore hip-hop sound that represented and reflected the streets where their legacy was born. Now 25 years later they’ve got a street sign to mark that origin.
Regardless of weather Ghostface Killah and Raekwon were present at the sign’s unveiling ceremony along with Staten Island residents and Wu-Tang fans. Ghostface posted the moment of the unveiling on Instagram evoking comments of respect from Immortal Technique, members of De La Soul, Cypress Hill and more.
“It’s like a dream right now: Twenty-five years later to come back and to have district, a block named after your crew,” Ghostface Killah said. “First of all, people don’t get to make it 25 years later. To come from Staten Island, I wanna tell y’all anything is possible. I never saw this day coming. I knew that we were some ill MCs, but I didn’t know it would take it this far.”
Their legacy is one shrouded by a mist of activity. Each member has their own legacy and influence (even after life.) They’ve graced the silver screen, they’re activists, they’re still making music that has spanned across genres, and spreading the word. Even in subtle ways, they continue to change the face of music; Childish Gambino wouldn’t have his name if not for a Wu-Tang name generator.
Coming this May 10 some of the details of their truth, their influence, and their lives will come to light through the Showtime documentary series, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men.
Photo credit: Jonathan Weiner
Twenty-five years ago today, Beck dropped Mellow Gold and disappointed at least a few of my friends who were expecting to hear more songs like “Loser.” I kinda don’t blame them: “Loser” is one of the most miraculously strange Top 10 hits of the last quarter century, the culmination of Beck’s anti-folk tendencies meeting up … More »
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 »