15 Of The Best Rapper Capsule Collections
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RZA Says Nobody Else In Wu-Tang Clan Has Heard "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has been in the news a lot lately, whether for his dispute with Raekwon, response to Andre Johnson's suicide attempt, appearance in the film "Brick Mansions," or the
RZA Says Raekwon Dispute Has 30 Days Before Final Decision On Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Made
This back and forth conflict between Raekwon and RZA will come to an end here soon, regardless of outcome. Sitting down with SI Now, RZA gave Raekwon approximately 30 days to resolve his issues and get in his verses, OR risk not being on the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, A Better Tomorrow, altogether. RZA tells SI host Maggie Gray,
Christ Bearer May Have Been High On PCP When He Mutilated His Genitals
A strange and disturbing incident, which found Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Christ Bearer cutting off his penis and jumping from a second story balcony, left many (including RZA) looking for answers last week.
RZA Responds To Wu-Tang Affiliate's Suicide Attempt
Earlier this week, we reported the disturbing story of Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Andre Johnson (AKA Christ Bearer) cutting off his own penis and jumping from a second story balcony in an apparent suicide attempt.
Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
It's no secret that Raekwon and RZA have not seen eye to eye on the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan for a while now. However, it seems that the rift between the two rappers has only deepened with time, with talk of Raekwon's alleged opposition to the new album contributing to its setbacks.
Wu-Tang Affiliate Cuts Off Penis, Jumps From Balcony In Suicide Attempt [Update: Rapper Is Stable]
Andre Johnson, an L.A. based rapper and Wu Tang affiliate, is reported to have attempted suicide today. Johnson, who also goes by Christ Bearer, is said to have cut off his own penis before jumping from his second story balcony last night around 1 AM. The rapper was rushed to hospital, where he's currently being treated, says TMZ.
RZA Reveals He's Received $5 Million Offer For Singular Copy Of "The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
As we reported on last week, Wu-Tang Clan are taking Jay Z's #newrules hashtag to new levels (in the words of Meek Mill, there are levels to this shit), with the release of a singular copy of an album recorded in complete secrecy, The Wu- Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
Wu-Tang Clan To Release Only One Copy Of Top Secret Album
Wu-Tang Clan have been working on a new album for some time now, we first found out about the reunion album a year ago, when the title was announced as A Better Tomorrow. Since then plenty more rumors have developed, including some conflicts about Raekwon not hitting the studio to lay down his verses.
Samples Of The Week: March 20
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".
15 Superhero References In Hip-Hop
The inspiration rappers have drawn from comic book characters over the years is undeniable, whether it be superheroes, villains or relatively normal protagonists who happen to find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Some have even created comic books based on fictionalized versions of themselves, most notably the Wu-Tang Clan as a whole as well as individual members Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA and GZA.
RZA Hoping To Finish Wu-Tang Clan Album In Six Weeks, Still Missing Raekwon Verses
We've got more updates for you on the impending Wu-Tang Clan 20th anniversary album, rumored to be titled A Better Tomorrow. Once more, RZA has spoken on the status of the LP with the Associated Press, revealing he'd like to finish it within the next 42 days-- however he's still missing a key element-- Raekwon.
Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck To Release Lost "C.R.E.A.M." Verse
In a new interview with HHDX, Inspectah Deck of the Wu-Tang Clan revealed the existence of a lost "C.R.E.A.M." verse that he eventually plans to drop. "C.R.E.A.M." was a lead single from the the group's 1993 debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
RZA Says Raekwon Is Holding Up Wu-Tang's New Album & Rae Responds On Twitter [Update: RZA Further Explains Situation w/ Raekwon]
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan's rap opus Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, and Grantland had an in-depth interview with RZA who said he's been trying to orchestrate the Wu's next project, but some members have not been cooperating or putting in the work. The famed Wu producer even named Ghostface Killah and Raekwon as the two who have been the least cooperative.
Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & More Discuss The Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
It's hard to believe, but the Wu-Tang Clan's classic debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers dropped 20 years ago today, on November 9th, 1993. It reached platinum status in 1995, and in 2003, was ranked #386 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. As a means of commemorating the project, MTV spoke with multiple artists about the influence it had on them.
Raekwon Will Record A Verse For Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever," Says The Track Is "All Love" [Update: Wu-Tang Speak On Remix Delay]
Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" has made a considerable impact since it's release, mainly with members of the Clan themselves.
Drake Confirms Wu-Tang Collaboration, Reveals "Pound Cake" Was Meant For Jay Z's Album
Drake joined RapRadar's Elliott Wilson at NYU for his CRWN interview series earlier tonight, and while the footage of the hour long discussion has yet to surface, we've been able to piece together much the interview through the consistent live tweeting of press attendees. Drake spoke of his rumored collaboration with the Wu-Tang clan, confirming that he had recorded a song with the group, and that it will see release soon. He also shared portions of a conversation he had with Ghostface Killah.
Wu-Tang Clan Responds To Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" [Update: Wu-Tang Have Recorded A Remix]
Drake shook up the internet as per usual when his track "Wu-Tang Forever" leaked. The record, which you'll receive with the pre-order of Nothing Was The Same, is produced by Noah '40' Shebib and samples Wu's "It's Yourz." A lot of comments in regards to the track have been mixed with confusion as well as hate, perhaps because Wu-Tang isn't the point of discussion in the record-- it's a Drizzy song straight up, as he discusses his girls and artistry.
GZA's Record Label Sues U-God's Promotion Team Over Leaked Song
Th Wu Tang Clan is reportedly working on a new record, but while the members are on good terms, their representation is not. Babygrande Records, GZA's current label, is suing U-God's promotional team over a GZA-featured song they argue belonged on the Genius' upcoming album.
Raekwon On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Claim: "He Can Never Wear That Crown"
Raekwon is certainly among New York's rap royalty, so it only seems right that his opinion is considered in the "King Of New York" discussion. In a recent interview, the Wu rapper weighed in on Kendrick Lamar's hot topic "Control" verse, as well as his claim of being "king" of the city.