The wait for Gunplay’s long awaited debut album, Living Legend, is nearly over. The project arrives on July 31, but we receive the rapper’s new single “Be Like Me,” featuring longtime partner in rhyme Rick Ross, today.
For sh*ts and giggles, data-scientist Matt Daniels used a metric of 35,000 words (using Shakespeare as a point of reference) and examined the lyrics of a slew of rappers to determine who in Hip-Hop has the largest vocabulary.
At the time Wu-Tang Clan first appeared on the national stage, it was thanks to a hit 12″ single titled “Protect Ya Neck”/“Method Man”, released by Loud Records. The year before the group independently released “Protect Ya Neck” with a different B-side (“After The Laughter Comes Tears”) which built up enough of a buzz on […]
The legendary Wu-Tang Clan has endured a lot in their 20-year existence, from crew infighting and the loss of Ol’ Dirty Bastard. However, a new legal battle brewing between U-God and a fellow swordsman has been sparked by separate representatives for the artists over the reportedly unauthorized release of a song featuring GZA.
It’s the Wu-Tang Clan’s 20th anniversary, so of course U-God is going to be dropping a solo project. Golden Arms releases a new single called “Heads Up,” featuring GZA and Jackpot Scotty Wotty.
The Wu-Tang Clan referred to member GZA as the crew’s de facto genius for a reason. The veteran rapper and science junkie combined his love of music and education recently at New York’s Park East High School, assisting the ninth graders in writing educational rhymes.
Attendees of New York City’s Studio 48 last night were in Hip-Hop dreamland, as legendary MCs Raekwon The Chef and Rakim graced the stage. The night was filled with nonstop performances of hit after hit, first by the Wu-Tang lyricist, who ran through an assortment of joints from the Clan and surprised folks by unveiling a few new […]
Care for a new track produced by RZA and featuring GZA, Raekwon, Problemz and Cappadonna? That’s what producer and long time Wu-Tang Clan DJ Mathematics facilitated to create “Face The Problemzz.” Musically, the cut samples Grand Funk Railroad’s song “Loneliness,” and is smoother than the Bobby Digital production we’re accustomed to hearing Wu MCs spit on.
Over the years, GZA has displayed a thought process that’s on an upper echelon in his music and in interviews, so it’s no surprise that a thinking man’s game like chess would appeal to him. The FADER caught up with the Wu-Tang Clan lyricist at the Chess Forum in New York City to discuss how he first became […]
Wu-Tang Clan has always been for the children, but at least one of its members is for the students, too. The Genius/GZA has teamed with Columbia University professor Christopher Emdin to create Science Genius BATTLES, a program that uses Hip-Hop to teach science in New York City schools.
Wu-Block, the collaboration between Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and D-Block’s Sheek Louch, sounds good on paper, and songs like these prove their blueprint had a solid musical foundation. Ghostface isn’t found on “Drivin Round,” but Sheek gets verbal assists from Masta Killa and GZA as well as Erykah Badu on the chorus.
The best of The D-Block and the best of the Wu-Tang Clan are finally going to drop their Wu-Block album on November 27th. Courtesy of Amazon, the same place where you can preorder the album, you can now get a feel for the album with the release of the tracklist.