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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Wayne & Dipset To Headline 2018 A3C Festival


ATLANTA, GA – The 2018 A3C Festival has booked the Wu-Tang Clan as one of its headliners to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The legendary group will be joined on the bill by Lil Wayne and Dipset.

PRhyme, J.I.D, Curren$y, Young M.A, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Childish Major and Deante Hitchcock round out the lineup as of April 24. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.



Monday, April 23, 2018

RZA Says GZA Was Deserving Of A Pulitzer For Writing On "Liquid Swords" & "Beneath The Surface"


Earlier this week, it was announced that Kendrick Lamar would become the first Hip Hop artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize for his much-heralded album DAMN. In a recent interview, founder of the iconic Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, shared his congratulations — and excitement that the culture was finally being recognized by such a high-minded institution.

“I’m glad that in today’s society Kendrick Lamar, who has got to be considered one of the best and most poignant lyricists out there, can win that prize,” RZA said in a conversation with TimeOut Miami. According to The Abbott, he’s always felt writing in itself was a large component, and that many classics in the pantheon of Hip Hop have been deserving of the same honor.

“When I go back and see some of the lyrics that GZA wrote on Liquid Swords, and Beneath the Surface, some of the writing he did was well-deserving,” he says. “Take a song like ‘Fame,’ where every verse and every line is somebody’s name. Everything he did to me was at a genius level of writing.”






Method Man Explains Wu-Tang Clan’s Tiered Pay Scale & The Rationale Behind It



Wu-Tang Clan is a diverse collective. In addition to an assembly of MCs from different sections of New York City, the Wu brothers signed to different labels and reached varying levels of success. The members of the Clan also split their money differently. When it comes to touring and other revenue, there is an internal pay scale that favors some members more than others.

Meth’ spoke at length with Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast and alluded to the internal issue. Having topped the charts as a solo artist, Method Man—who released his Tical debut shortly after the crew’s game-changing debut, and has seemingly always been an elite member of the clique.



Friday, April 20, 2018

Method Man Calls Atlanta The New New York


In addition, the Tical album creator spoke on the breaking down of race and gender barriers in Hip Hop. Meth also addressed modern male Hip Hop stars - like Atlanta's Young Thug- embracing androgyny.

"It’s cool when one person is doing it, and you say, 'OK, that’s his thing,' but then when it becomes a trend…They’re basically doing what rock ‘n’ rollers did with the fingernail-painting, the long hair, jumpin’ in the crowd—they want to be rock stars now. Be that, but don’t call it hip-hop. I think it’s different, but it has its place," said the 47-year-old.

Meth continued, "Would I rather sit there and listen to Rakim at a concert? Probably. I would love to listen to Rakim all day on my radio. But nowadays, if I’m at a concert, I’m gonna see Kendrick, I’m gonna see Rae Sremmurd, I’m gonna see these artists that turn up the way I would be doing if I was makin’ that kind of music."



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ghostface Killah & Method Man Pictured With Former FBI Director James Comey



The Wu-Tang members hang out with the former FBI director backstage on Colbert.

It looks like Ghostface Killah & Method Man were caught hanging out with with former FBI director James Comey backstage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, and it appears they’re trying to regain the rights to their exclusive album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.

Ghostafce shared the picture of the 3 men hanging out backstage, with Comey standing in between both Method & Ghostface. “Me and my brother @methodmanofficial Workin on getting that album back from the feds,” Ghostface wrote in the caption. “wu Tang forever @comey” he captioned the post.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Method Man On Disrespecting Tupac


Method Man speaks on respecting OG's in new interview.

Method Man and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan have been around for long enough that they could conceivably be considered OG's by this point. That being said, he still feels the need to show his respect for those who came before him, and he has some thoughts about new rappers who fail to show reverence to their forebearers. 

In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Meth speaks on his status as the only rapper to ever make tracks with both Biggie and Tupac, and who he thinks was the culprit in Tupac and Biggie's murders (Orlando Anderson and Wardell "Poochie" Fouse, respectively). Eventually the topic turns to Lil Xan, who has experienced an extreme amount of animosity for his dismissive comments about Tupac's music. Meth clearly doesn't agree with Xan's comments, saying that, "people were tryin’ to say, 'So what if he’s not rockin’ with Tupac? He has a right to say that,' and it’s like, no, he don’t got a right to say that. The only reason he has a right to say that is because Pac did that shit first. Pac walked so they could run."

His anger isn't directed at Xan, specifically, but rather at those who are unable to honor the hardships older rappers went through in order for others to succeed. He followed up by explaining, "That’s like me tryin’ to shit on N.W.A. It’s because of N.W.A that I don’t got a sense of my fuckin’ curse words on my records and I can say 'fuck the police' and get away with that shit if I wanted to."

He goes on in the full interview to speak on Cardi B, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, U-God's memoirs, and how Atlanta is the new New York.




Friday, April 13, 2018

Ghost Face Killah's SHOCKING CONFESSION


Enjoy This interview of Ghost Face Killah Goin In To Depth about past addictions, why he loves Canada Artist over American and More!



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' Photographer Hits Wu-Tang Clan With $1 Million Lawsuit

The story of the Wu-Tang Clan's ultra-rare Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album keeps taking bizarre turns.

Finally free from the clutches of Martin Shkreli's cold hands, the only copy of the album is now the property of the United States government, and its fate is at the whim of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to documents obtained by The Blast, the album is also the subject of a new lawsuit. 

A photographer named Warren Patterson claims that he shot photos of the album's infamous silver case back in 2013 and 2014, but he was never paid for his work. One of his photos was used for an album cover, but Patterson alleges that he had no idea that was the plan—nor did he give the group permission to do so. He says he spent over 80 hours shooting the photos.

The lawsuit states, "the infringing copies of the Plaintiff’s works [were] delivered to a law office in New York County, New York by mail or courier service to be picked up by a purchaser named Martin Shkreli."

The Blast reports that Patterson's copyright infringement lawsuit seeks over $1 million in damages and Wu-Tang's Method Man, RZA, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and U-God are all named as defendants.

Wu-Tang representatives have not commented on the lawsuit outside of a rep for Method Man who told The Blast, "Method Man did not select nor authorize the photography used on the Wu-Tang album."

This is the second time in the past few weeks that the group has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit. In March, members of the Diplomats (the '60s soul group, not Dipset) filed a lawsuit against the Wu-Tang Clan over their 2017 song “People Say,” claiming that the melody was lifted from their 1969 record "I've Got the Kind of Love." Sounds like it's about to be a busy summer for Wu-Tang's legal team.

[via COMPLEX]



Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M (Drum Along)


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