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Raekwon Goes On Strike From Wu-Tang Clan

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“I would never let my fans down and make something I feel is mediocre just to say I made it. That’s not Raekwon.”

After an internal rift becoming very public last fall, Raekwon has finally broken silence revealing his future with the group. Original Wu-Tang Clan member, The Chef spoke earlier with RollingStone music, announcing he officially taking a strike from the Shaolin collective.

The group plans to drop their first album in nearly 6 years being A Better Tomorrow, which he and Ghostface are the only members that have not recorded material. While RZA is touting the upcoming project as the last ever Wu-Tang Clan album, Raekwon has now shifted to a business first mindset with wanted to provide the fans the most quality project if he’s involved hence the recent strike. He went to reveal he’s not a fan of the current production seen on the new single “Keep Watch” as well as the upcoming album, but still feels the camp has relevant rhymes 20 years later. Read the entire interview HERE filled with Raekwon’s venting about recent music problems.

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Wu-Tang To Sell One Copy Of “The Wu: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” Album

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You are reading that correct. The double disc album from Wu-Tang Clan titled The Wu: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will be available for purchase. The catch? There’s only one copy that is going to be available. A super limited edition of the album.

The handcrafted one of a kind piece will be at the hands of the buyer to do what they please with it. A sole collector may hold this artifact for his collection, a record label can buy the album to be distributed by regular channels, a good Samaritan can leak the album for fans worldwide to listen to for free. The choice is theirs.

But there’s another twist to the album’s release. It’s going on tour first.

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GZA Explains The Science Of Hip Hop To High School Students

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Click image to watch GZA’s collaboration with TEDxTeen Talk for the “Genius of Science” series

Hip Hop and science aren’t two names that are usually seen next to each other, but leave it up to the co-founder of one of hip hop’s most historic groups to explain the correlation between the two. Teaming up with TEDxTeen Talk, GZA breaks down the science within hip hop as a part of the “Genius of Science” series, designed to educate the youth about science. The legendary emcee opens up to the teens about his past and how the ABC’s became the first rhyme he ever knew, his interests in science while growing up, and at the end, a few of the students join GZA on stage for some rhymes of their own. Check it out after the jump.

“Why science? Because aside from its technological relevance in all areas of life, science is a way to increase our understanding about the physical universe. The more we open up to the universe, the more it opens up to us.”

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Wu-Tang Clan – Y’all Been Warned (Unreleased)

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The Ol’ Dirty Bastard Hologram At 2013 Rock The Bells

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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.

Watch the performance after the jump.

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Wu-Tang Clan – Family Reunion

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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.”

Produced by RZA.

OS REWIND: Wu-Tang Clan – Execution In Autumn

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Wu-Tang Clan – Execution In Autumn

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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.

Produced by Frank Dukes.

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OS Flashback: Wu-Tang Clan – It’s Yourz / Older Gods

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.

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The Man With The Iron Fists O.S.T. [Album Stream]

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.

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The Wu-Tang Clan – Rivers Of Blood (feat. Kool G Rap)


Producer: Frank Dukes and BadBadNotGood
Album: The Man With The Iron Fists O.S.T.
Label: RED Distribution, LLC / Sony Music Entertainment
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/man-iron-fists-original-motion/id562402639

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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.”

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“The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack” hits stores and iTunes next Tuesday October 23rd with the film coming to theaters nationwide November 2nd.

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OS REWIND: RZA – Baddest Man Alive (feat. The Black Keys)

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Wu​-​Tang Clan – Six Directions Of Boxing

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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.

Produced by Frank Dukes.

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Classic Albums By Classic Artists: RZA “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”

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OS Flashback: Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph

The saga continues. Wu-tang! Wu-Tang!

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OS Flashback: Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.

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!

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Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph

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