What do you get when City Haze and RZA meet in Tokyo? For starters, a new exclusive track from the South Bronx/Brooklyn artist produced by the Wu Tang Clan legend entitled “Lost In Tokyo.” This song is off of City Haze’s upcoming street album Star of the City, which is scheduled to drop on May 10th.
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….
Wu-Tang Saga Movie Documentary Trailer One
LA Weekly has an interview with the always interesting RZA about the recently released painting by the Art Imitates Life crew. The painting takes the classic images of Washington crossing the Delaware and inserts RZA, along with GZA and ODB, into the historical scene. We we amused with the painting, but we were also pretty sure we’d seen something like it before…
Last spring, El Michel’s Affair released Enter the 37th Chamber, a funky soul covers album of some of the Wu-Tang Clan’s fiercest cuts. Now, URB will be bringing you Enter the 38th Chamber, featuring some of today’s hottest MCs going off on the 37th instrumental cuts.
Let’s face it, this cross-genre mash-up started back with Aerosmith and Run DMC (“Walk This Way”) and has been attempted every so often since, often providing less than stellar results. Typically, these types of collaborations come across as forced, lacking chemistry, and representing yet another gimmick pushed onto consumers to create a spark in sales. This isn’t to say that cross-genre collaborations are an avoidable concept, but there has not been a rap/rock collaborative project that really represented the best of both worlds. During this holiday season, music fans will have one more thing to be thankful for: a rap/rock project featuring some of the best from both genres. BlakRoc, a collaborative effort between Akron, Ohio’s Black Keys and some of hip-hop’s best (such as Mos Def, Q Tip, Pharoahe Monch, RZA, ODB and Ludacris). Recently, URB.COM caught up with the man between the drum kit, Patrick Carney, to find out how this project came together, what it is like working with hip-hop legends, as well as talking about some of their favorite hip-hop tracks.