Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA is preparing for his big screen debut as writer/director/actor in the upcoming Quinten Tarantino-produced kung-fu flick The Man with the Iron Fists. And as one would suspect, the soundtrack features an impressive list of hip-hop luminaries, including Kanye West, Pharoahe Monch, Pusha T and Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killah and Method Man.
It also features a new Wu-Tang track, “Six Directions of Boxing,” which was produced by Frank Dukes and features almost the entire Clan—U-God, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, and Inspectah Deck. Check out the tune here, and after the jump watch an interview with RZA where he talks about the potential for a final Wu-Tang album to mark the group’s 20th anniversary next year.
With triumphs by Nas and Erykah Badu, let downs from Black Star and Lauryn Hill, and missing pieces with Wu-Tang Clan, Rock the Bells 2011 was as exciting, confusing and controversial as the hip-hop generation that it celebrates.
I know what you must be thinking: "A new Masta Killa album? Cool! Oh wait, it’s live?" Well toss your pre-conceived notions about how you imagine this album will sound, because chances are you might be wrong. Generally live albums can get lost in muddled sounds, low energy, and overlapping posse vocals that distract the listener from the core of the album. Thankfully for Masta Killa, that is not the case on Live.
The track list boasts no true surprises. From “Duel of the Iron Mic” all the way through ...
Now you can be part of the Wu-Tang Clan! Or at least be that fly on the wall when the Clan is around. Ever wanted to know what went down behind the scenes when RZA was booted out of the 8 Diagrams tour? Well, now is your chance. The Official Wu-Tang Saga is being heralded as the official look at the behind the scenes doings of possibly one of the greatest hip hop groups in history. I’m always a sucker for “behind the scenes” type of documentaries and looks to be rather complete with all nine member (if you include Cappadonna) showing up. Lot’s of extras included as well. Sounds like a definite must for all the big-time Wu-heads out there….
DJ Mathematics first hooked up with the Clan in the mid-80s and worked his magic behind the scenes as producer until 1996. All that is about to change next month when the legendary producer delivers the 16 track compilation Return of the Wu & Friends. Collecting tracks from The W through 2008, Mathematics has all nine members and mixes classics with some fresh remixes, like ”Respect Mine” and “Clap,” the download we have for you. Mathematics has worked on everything from GZA’s Cold Chillin’ days to The W,8 Diagrams, Ghostface’s Supreme Clientele…