Click image to watch Ol’ Dirty Bastard perform at 2013 Rock The Bells
It’s been over 10 years since the Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Wu-Tang Clan have been on stage together in any form. We previously saw a Eazy E hologram at Rock the Bells 2013 joining Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for a rare performance, as we also witnessed an ODB one as well.
The Wu stopped their set to let the ODB hologram rock out for classics including “Shame on a Nigga” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.” Before the festival leaves the west coast, our friends up in the Bay Area can look for a show this weekend in San Francisco. Those of you on the east coast can get a look at both Eazy and ODB holograms on September 28-29 in Washington, DC; then the following weekend for October 4-5 in Rutherford, New Jersey.
With plenty of talk surrounding Wu-Tang’s 20th anniversary, it all culminated last Sunday night as they hit the stage live at Summer Jam. Now it’s time to give the people new music, and “Family Reunion” is what they’ve blessed us with. Backed by a soulful beat, the entire crew kicks it on wax like the old days. We were expecting something a little harder, but this will do for the moment. Like the outro says, “It’s Wu-Tang forever.”
We’ve been really enjoying the music release the last few months with RZA’s “The Man with the Iron Fists” OST, and most recently the highly-praised Ghostface concept album, “Twelve Reasons to Die.” It’s crazy to think they’ve already been in the game for over two decades with the 20th anniversary of their debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers” set for this November, but the 8-man crew from Shaolin have had longevity in the game and show why they continue as legends.
Tonight, Soul Temple Music releases some unreleased Wu-Tang material out of the vault titled “Execution In Autumn.” Listen to the track above for some real hip-hop, then head over to bandcamp and purchase the single.
It’s Yourz, Double LP from Wu-Tang Clan! Taking it back to 1997, we can never forget the greatest talented bunch of artist of assembled across the boroughs in them New York City streets as we had to dedicate our flashback honors to Killa Bees banger “It’s Yourz / Older Gods” visual. Serving as the second single from the group’s sophomore album “Wu-Tang Forever,” this video continued the wave for the clan set from their first single “Triumph” which led to this album becoming their most successful one to date selling over 4 million copies in its first four months of release.
Although Wu-Tang hasn’t released a full length studio album in over 5 years, the B’s have been in the kitchen cooking up their sixth studio as we can expect nothing but some more classic music from the Clan. We would also recommend you checking out “The Man With The Iron Fists OST” serving as a brief entrée before we get the groups next project.
One of the highly anticipated albums for the 4th quarter here behind the scenes, The Man With The Iron Fists original soundtrack. Here, we’re previewed with the entire album (minus “Bust Shots”) before it hit stores next Monday (via Soul Temple Entertainment); which has features The Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West, The Black Keys, Corrine Bailey Rae, Pusha T and more. For all of you thorough hip-hip heads, I would highly suggest you not to miss out on this album which is for certain a day-1 cop around these parts.
You can preview the album after the jump and pre-order on their Bandcamp or iTunes if you (and should) like what you hear.
For the newest release from the upcoming OST for “The Man With The Iron Fists;” Wu-Tang Clan members, Tony Starks and The Chef get help from the Kool Genesis Of Rap in this Frank Dukes and BadBadNotGood produced track for “Rivers Of Blood.”
As a special treat for the fans that will purchase The Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack on October 23rd, RZA will release a imited-edition collectors set. Along with the 5-CD package, RZA has included an unreleased bonus song from the Wu-Tang Clan titled “Six Directions Of Boxing.”
Make sure you cop that soundtrack on October 23rd and expect the film to hit theatres on November 2nd.
Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M., get the money! Dollar, dollar bill y’all!
In light of Raekwon giving Sen. Republican Leader Radgono financial advise, we bring you the classic song which she quoted, from the debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Wu-Tang financial, diversify your bonds!