Behind The Beat: Flume
One day, many years before he became internationally known, Flume sat down at a computer with his friend Killian and started working on a song called “Hectic Sausage.” “What do you get if you take all the sausages in the world and put them together?” Killian asked at the song’s outset, his voice pitched down to the sub-baritone growl of Emperor Zurg. “The biggest damn sausage you ever seen.”
Ghostface Killah & Raekwon Announce U.S. Tour
There aren't many albums as great as Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and there are even fewer sequels as great as Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, add that to the plenty of other classic material between Raekwon and Ghostface, and you're sure to get a very solid setlist -- and you'll have a chance to experience it very soon.
Flume's New Album "Skin" Will Feature Raekwon, Allan Kingdom & More
Earlier this year, we got a taste of what’s to come on Flume’s upcoming album with the dope “Smoke & Retribution” featuring Vic Mensa & Kučka. Flume seems ready to stretch his sound out by collaborating with new people, and his recently revealed tracklist shows confirms this.
Marvel Reworks Album Art From Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar & Kool Keith
This summer, Marvel has fully entered the hip-hop world by reimagining a ton of classic hip-hop album covers and inserting their superheroes and supervillains into the artwork. The results have been highly enjoyable.
Raekwon Wants To Make A Wu-Tang Biopic
By nearly quadrupling its budget in two weeks, "Straight Outta Compton" has demonstrated to studio execs that rap biopics can be extremely profitable, thus opening the door for movies about groups like the Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, & The Beastie Boys. Raekwon, for one, wants to make a Wu-Tang movie happen.
Classic Rotation: Raekwon "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx"
Throughout the 90s, the Wu-Tang Clan had an all-star run of releases, both as a group and as solo artists. Jumpstarted by 36 Chambers and followed by Method Man’s Tical and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers, Raekwon’s collaborative Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was primed for greatness.
Review: Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's "12 Reasons To Die II"
The members of Wu-Tang Clan have always made songs that sort of play out like the soundtrack for some NYC-meets-Tokyo urban Kung Fu flick, but with 12 Reasons To Die II, Ghostface and company take the concept record route to develop a fine-tuned project.
Method Man Reveals "The Meth Lab" Tracklist
Method Man is coming out from hiding to release a new mixtape/album, The Meth Lab, which'll be the rapper's first release since his collaborative project, Wu-Massacre, and his first solo effort since 2006's 4:21...The Day After.
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Share "12 Reasons To Die II" Tracklist
Yesterday, the power duo of Wu-Tang veteran Ghostface Killah and retro-soul maestro Adrian Younge shared the fiery "Return of the Savage," the first track we'd heard from their upcoming sequel to 2013's Twelve Reasons To Die. Today, they come back with the tracklist for the July 10th release.
Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Are Going On An "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" 20th Anniversary Tour
Raekwon and Ghostface brought in the 15th(ish) anniversary of Raekwon's classic debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, with the stellar second installment (OB4CL2), and they have similarly big plans for the 20th anniversary. The duo will be teaming up for a 32-date summer tour, where we assume they will perform large portions of the album, if not just performing the full LP in its entirety. Things kick off July 7th in Philly, moving throughout the states (but unfortunately, not Canada) befor closing things off August 18th in L.A.
Review: Raekwon's "Fly International Luxurious Art"
It’s tough to get 100 percent behind the Wu-Tang Clan these days. No one can deny their influence and run of classic records in the 90s, but drama, stylistic confusion, and album delays have plagued the crew for the past half-decade.
Money On Money: Rappers Endorsing Floyd Mayweather
For years boxing fans both rabid and casual have been eagerly awaiting, theorizing, and fantasizing about the potential of a Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao matchup. With the dream match finally coming to fruition on Saturday, May 2nd - high-profile fans of the sport and/or the fighters have come out of the wood-works to wave their respective flags.
Listen To Raekwon's Album "Fly International Luxurious Art"
Raekwon's had Fly International Luxurious Art in the making for quite some time. The album is finally set to impact on iTunes tomorrow, and in advance of the album's release, you can stream it on Spotify.
Classic Rotation: Mobb Deep's "The Infamous"
Mobb Deep’s second studio album, The Infamous, turns 20 years old today. Through quality bars, samples, beats, and skits, Havoc and Prodigy were able to impact the trajectory hip-hop by delivering a record that is in the GOAT discussion for many.
Classic Rotation: Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version"
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version turns 20 today. Rap music’s most eccentric figure isn’t here to celebrate the occasion, but he did leave behind a phenomenal LP during his time here on earth. Produced in large part by the RZA, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version elaborates on the rugged and raw Wu-Tang style they displayed on their famous LP Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
Raekwon Announces Release Date For "F.I.L.A." [Update: Artwork & Tracklist Are Here]
Raekwon's seventh studio album has been in the works for quite some time, and after several delays, the rapper has finally locked in a release date for Fly International Luxurious Art.