Wu-Tang Clan News

  • Classic Rotation: Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version"
    Classic Rotation: Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version"
    Mar 28, 2015 at 06:53pm
    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).
  • The One Copy Wu-Tang Album Won't Be Heard By The Public For At Least 88 Years
    The One Copy Wu-Tang Album Won't Be Heard By The Public For At Least 88 Years
    Mar 3, 2015 at 12:34pm
    The story behind Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon A Time In Shaolin gets weirder and weirder each day. By this point, you probably know that only one copy of the album has been made, and while it will be available for sale, no one has scooped it up yet (though a rumor that Skrillex purchased the album for $5 Million did circulate briefly).
  • Hype Williams' 10 Dopest Old School Music Videos
    Hype Williams' 10 Dopest Old School Music Videos
    Feb 21, 2015 at 11:06am
    Hype Williams may have only directed four videos in 2014, but that doesn't mean we can't all remember a time when every dope hip-hop video seemed to have Hype's fingerprints on it. Countless legendary MCs collaborated with Hype Williams, including the likes of Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest, and also R&B stars like Blackstreet, Aaliyah, Usher and Mary J. Blige. He is definitely the most prolific video director in the hip-hop world.
  • Artists With A Dope Aesthetic
    Artists With A Dope Aesthetic
    Feb 18, 2015 at 01:50pm
    The rap game is all about your aesthetic. What you do, how you do it, how you look and how you market yourself are all a massive factor in a successful career. Some rappers take their aesthetic to the next level, creating something completely unique out of their brand. When they accomplish that, they can receive a cult-like following because it becomes much bigger than just the music; it becomes the culture.
  • #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
    #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
    Jan 29, 2015 at 03:00pm
    GZA will be 50 next year, and while the MC might spend more time working on his chess game than writing rhymes, he certainly paid his dues while releasing tons of classic material. GZA is the only Wu-Tang Clan member to have released an album before 36 Chambers dropped. Always ahead of the curve, he doesn't get the nickname 'The Genius' for nothing. He spits straight knowledge on his beats, and never succumbs to the ignorance we see in modern rap (or even occasionally in ODB's rhymes!).
  • A Documentary On Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" Is In The Works
    A Documentary On Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" Is In The Works
    Jan 25, 2015 at 05:20pm
    Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is a certified classic, depending who you're talking to, it could be viewed as the greatest Wu-Tang solo project (though it's almost cheating considering Ghostface is on nearly every track). It also gained the rare honor of a legitimately great sequel, with 2009's OB4CL2, but as the 20th anniversary approaches this year, Rae has one more surprise for fans of the project.
  • #TBT: Ol' Dirty Bastard Cuts
    #TBT: Ol' Dirty Bastard Cuts
    Jan 22, 2015 at 03:31pm
    No truer words have ever been uttered than the ones Method Man said of Ol' Dirty Bastard on their legendary 36 Chambers album. ODB is truly one of a kind, with absolutely no father to his style. With a name as crazy as his flow, Ol' Dirty Bastard took the world by storm during his 10 year hip-hop takeover. 
  • Wu-Tang Clan Plan To Auction Off "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Online
    Wu-Tang Clan Plan To Auction Off "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Online
    Jan 7, 2015 at 06:07pm
    It's been a while since we've gotten an update on The Wu-Tang Clan's purportedly one-of-a-kind album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, but now that the buzz from December's A Better Tomorrow has died down, it looks like the crew have rethought the strategy by which they'll release the new project.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 14
    Charts Don’t Lie: December 14
    Dec 14, 2014 at 09:09am
    This week on Charts Don't Lie we see the Christmas spirit in effect, as Mariah Carey's 1994 album Merry Christmas soars back up the charts. We're also seeing a relatively quick decent for the MMG boss Rick Ross, and a relatively low debut for his counterpart Omarion. Wu-Tang Clan arrive on the charts with A Better Tomorrow receiving around 25k streams and sales, although they get one-upped by Ms. Mary J. Blige who did 57k with her album The London Sessions.
  • #TBT: Ghostface Killah's Best Verses From The '90s
    #TBT: Ghostface Killah's Best Verses From The '90s
    Dec 11, 2014 at 04:46pm
    Ghostface Killah goes by many names: Ghostdini, Iron Man, Tony Starks, Pretty Tone and any slang-derivative of 'em is pretty much fair game. Despite the identity crisis, Ghost has always been reliable for putting out quality music. The Staten Island MC, whose real name is Dennis Coles, is well-known for his witty slang and impeccable story-telling, all of which has weathered two decades of prolific output.
  • First Week Sales For The Wu-Tang Clan & Mary J. Blige's New Albums
    First Week Sales For The Wu-Tang Clan & Mary J. Blige's New Albums
    Dec 10, 2014 at 01:42pm
    Last week, the two biggest albums to be released in the hip-hop/R&B sphere came from NYC-based '90s heavyweights. First off, Mary J. Blige dropped her invigorating, British-themed project The London Sessions, and then The Wu-Tang Clan finally freed their first album since 2007's 8 Diagrams, A Better Tomorrow, and now we have the first week sales for both.
  • Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Dec 5, 2014 at 03:57pm
    It's been seven years since the Wu-Tang Clan released their last proper album, 8 Diagrams, but of course, that doesn’t mean the members of rap’s greatest clan have been prepping for an early retirement. Not by a long shot.  Since 8 Diagrams, there have been a number of efforts from Clan members, most notably records by Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man. While the three collaborated on 2010’s Wu-Massacre, they have also been involved in a variety of other projects.
  • Skrillex Shuts Down Reports That He Bought $5 Million Wu-Tang Album
    Skrillex Shuts Down Reports That He Bought $5 Million Wu-Tang Album
    Dec 1, 2014 at 04:41pm
    Two things you should never count on in life are forum users and Wu-Tang affiliates, both of which were involved in a recent report that Skrillex had purchased the Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon A Time In Shaolin for $5 Million. This of course created a scenario with two unreliable narrators, and if you've seen Gone Girl, you know that never goes well.
  • Stream Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Stream Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Nov 27, 2014 at 03:32pm
    Wu-Tang Clan released the thought-provoking title track "A Better Tomorrow" yesterday, and slightly less than a week before the album is expected to drop, Warner (the Germany branch of the label, for whatever reason) has released an official album stream for it.
  • RZA Invested A Lot Of His Own Money In Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    RZA Invested A Lot Of His Own Money In Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Nov 25, 2014 at 03:36pm
    Wu-Tang Clan's reunion album, A Better Tomorrow, is still awaiting official release, meanwhile we've been fed gritty singles like "Necklace" and "Ruckus In B Minor." The entire group isn't going heavy on the promo route for this album though, so it's likely to impact relatively quietly.
  • Ghostface Killah Announces New Album "36 Seasons" With Tracklist [Update: Listen To Album Snippets]
    Ghostface Killah Announces New Album "36 Seasons" With Tracklist [Update: Listen To Album Snippets]
    Nov 14, 2014 at 12:08pm
    Wu-Tang Clan have finally locked in a release date for A Better Tomorrow, all the while Ghostface Killah has been silently working on a solo album of his own. Ghostface just announced the new album today, which he'll be dropping in close proximity to A Better Tomorrow.
  • Classic Rotation: Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
    Classic Rotation: Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
    Nov 9, 2014 at 05:46pm
    In the late 80s, a few cousins got together to form a little rap crew in Brooklyn, New York. Robert Diggs, Gary Grice and Russel Jones, better known as Rza, Gza and Ol' Dirty Bastard respectively, had no idea what kind of world-changing journey they were about to embark on. They were simply teenagers who enjoyed kung fu, hip-hop and probably a little weed smoke. Fortunately for us, the All In Together Now Crew were the roots of what became the mighty Wu-Tang Clan, in all their profound glory and cringing controversy.
  • Samples Of The Week: November 6
    Samples Of The Week: November 6
    Nov 6, 2014 at 03:46pm
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Nas, Wu-Tang Clan and Rockie Fresh sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Reveal Cover Art For "A Better Tomorrow" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Wu-Tang Clan Reveal Cover Art For "A Better Tomorrow" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Nov 4, 2014 at 01:02am
    It's been a long wait for Wu-Tang Clan's reunion album A Better Tomorrow. The album, which was missing Raekwon verses for quite some time, finally locked in a release date at the beginning of October. A Better Tomorrow is slated to drop on December 2nd, and it looks like things are on track, as we've received the official animated cover art for the album today.
  • Ghostface Killah Is Working On "Supreme Clientele 2"
    Ghostface Killah Is Working On "Supreme Clientele 2"
    Oct 7, 2014 at 06:42pm
    For Ghostfac Killah fans, the "best album" debate is a heated one. There's the charismatic debut, Ironman, the return-to-form Fishscale, and I've even heard some boom-bap die-hards pull for last year's 12 Reasons To Die in the argument -- but Supreme Clientele, released in 2000, is usually the winner. That's why fans of Tony Starks ' solo work should rejoice in this news: Supreme Clientele 2 is in the works. 
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