Drake Explains What Happened To The "Wu-Tang Forever" Remix & Video
Drake's Nothing Was The Same was chuck full of Wu-Tang references, from getting Timbaland to interpolate the iconic "C.R.E.A.M." hook, to shouting out ODB, and yes, even Cappadonna. However, the biggest homage to the crew was Wu-Tang Forever, a song which was rumored to be remixed with several members of the Clan, but for some reason, never came to fruition. In a recent interview with Vulture, Drake finally cleared things up.
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.
Martin Shkreli Arrested On Fraud Charges
UPDATE: Shkreli has been released on $5 million bail, reports Reuters. In all likelihood, the current charges against him will prevent him from contributing to the bail package of Bobby Shmurda, which stands at $3 million less than the sum Shkreli just put forth for his own release.
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.
Mega-Douche Martin Shkreli Bought The Secret Wu-Tang Album For $2 Million
Two weeks ago, it was revealed that a "private American collector" bought the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin for "millions." A Bloomberg Business article revealed that the anonymous buyer is none other than Martin Shkreli, pharmaceutical exec
Wu-Tang Clan Explain What Happened To Their Remix Of Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever"
Last September, right around the time when Drake's acclaimed album Nothing Was The Same was dropping, Wu-Tang Clan's U-God announced that he and his crew had recorded a remix of Drizzy's track "Wu-Tang Forever." A year has passed, and we still have no sign of that posse cut, so what happened?
Wu-Tang Clan Gave Bill Murray Permission To Steal Their $2 Million LP
As we learned yesterday, the winning bidder on the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin was none other than mega-douche pharaceutical villain Martin Shkreli. Sold for $2 million, the album came with a 174-page leatherbound book of lyrics and liner notes.
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.
Martin Shkreli Is Considering Destroying The Secret $2 Million Wu-Tang Album
When Martin Shkreli purchased the secret Wu-Tang album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million, he said he was waiting to listen with someone like Taylor Swift. With many calling for him to share the record with the masses, Shkreli is weighing his options.
Study Shows That Wu-Tang Clan And Aesop Rock Have The Largest Vocabularies In Hip Hop
Hip-hop isn't necessarily a contest to see who knows the most words, but having a large vocabulary at your disposal can certainly aide your lyricism and ability to stay fresh after bars and bars of rapping.
Someone Bought That Secret Wu-Tang Album For "Millions"
When Wu-Tang Clan announced they were releasing an album as a single copy, it left us confused. When we found out no one but the purchaser would be able to hear it for at least 88 years, it made us more confused. Now, possibly the most confusing news yet has arrived, someone has paid millions of dollars for this mysterious album.
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.
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?
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.
Ghostface Killah Calls Martin Shkreli A Shithead; Shkreli Responds
In one of the wackiest stories of 2015, the man who submitted the winning $2 million bid for Wu-Tang's one-of-a-kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was none other than Martin Shkreli, the since-disgraced pharmaceutical executive best known for raising the pri
The 5 Best Storytelling Rap Songs From The '90s
Storytelling is the second oldest profession, after prostitution. As the oral tradition evolved, it reached new heights in '90s hip hop, an era that place an emphasis on lyricism -- ideally #bars not for the sake of #bars, but #bars for the sake of humor, drama, or social critique. Obviously, tough decisions were made as we whittled this list down to five. Do you agree with our choices? Check out our honorable mentions below and click through the gallery for the top five storytelling rap songs of the '90s.
Released 20 Years Ago, GZA's "Liquid Swords" Finally Goes Platinum
It took twenty years, but GZA's magnum opus Liquid Swords has finally gone platinum. In the September edition of their monthly gold/platinum announcement flyer, the RIAA announced that the album officially crossed the threshold of one million units sold on September 15th. LS dropped on November 7, 1995.
The 10 Most Iconic '90s Hip-Hop Album Covers
The '90s is a decade that becomes more legendary with time. The magical aura that surrounds Led Zeppelin IV or Ziggy Stardust begins to surround albums like Illmatic and Reasonable Doubt. In the case of '90s hip hop, cover art was a vital piece of any album's identity, and many artists created images that would be as recognizable as their beats and lyrics, if not more so.
Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
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.
The One Copy Wu-Tang Album Won't Be Heard By The Public For At Least 88 Years
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).