Alt-J - "Breezeblocks" (RZA Remix) | New Music

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Jay Z's Life + Times site just released a special treat with an exclusive RZA remix for Alt-J's "Breezeblocks," as the Wu-Tang member and longtime producer takes the British indie band's single and adds a little oomph to the already standout quality of the track. Read more


Talib Kweli - Prisoner Of Conscious | Album Review

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Two years since his previous effort Gutter Rainbows hit stores, Brooklyn rhymer Talib Kweli drops off his fifth solo album Prisoner of Conscious. With an array of featured guests, a magnitude of rhythmically responsive instrumental backdrops and more subject matters than a book of short stories, the 15 track lyrical get down is a tempo frenzy of intellectual poetry. Read more


Talib Kweli f/ Busta Rhymes - "Rocket Ships" (Prod. RZA) | New Music

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After a few delays, Brooklyn repping rap veteran Talib Kweli is set to release his fifth solo studio album Prisoner Of Conscious next week on May 7th and ahead of it's release the respected lyricist blesses us with some new audio crack in the form of the Busta Rhymes-featuring, RZA-produced "Rockets Ships".
This one is definitely for the lovers of that 'true' Hip Hop, get this in your system below.

Listen To: Talib Kweli f/ Busta Rhymes - "Rocket Ships" (Prod. RZA)
http://youtu.be/G-n8YeQ_Un0

"Stop cooking that bacon in this house" HA!


Ghostface Killah - Twelve Reasons To Die | Album Review

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Dark poetry is probably the best way to describe Ghostface Killah’s latest offering. If you’re a fan of Quentin Tarantino movies you’ll love it. Like a lyrical horr-opera, Ghostdini does what he does best by attacking every beat with his razor sharp tongue not letting up for even a second. While many are going to forever say that Ironman is the Wu-Tang [Clan] rhymer’s finest work – which it might well be – Twelve Reasons To Die is definitely of the same standard.

With solid narrative from start to finish, the return of a completely cohesive project is a beautiful thing to see and hear. Ghost’s lyrically descriptive music paints an insane picture of retaliation, revenge and get back; and putting pieces of the puzzle together becomes a satisfying game of did he/didn’t he [which once again gives your rewind button purpose]. Read more


Wu-Tang Clan live @Coachella [Video]

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Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year as a clique, legendary collective The Wu-Tang Clan together tore down the Coachella stage last night with a performance those in attendance won't be forgetting in a hurry.

With all present, except for Masta Killa and the deceased Ol' Dirty Bastard (R.I.P.), the Clan ran through a gang of classics to a hyped audience. Complete with on stage orchestra [and off stage conductor] hits such as "Protect Ya Neck" and "C.R.E.A.M." reminded fans of why they fell in love with arguably one of the most important crews in Hip-Hop history.

Big ups to RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, and Inspectah Deck for one hell of a show. Peep the performance clips after the jump.

"Protect Ya Neck"

"C.R.E.A.M."
http://youtu.be/Rh7Rrq3d6U4


James Blake - "Take A Fall For Me" f/ RZA x "Every Day I Ran" | New Music

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After bringing us a the seriously addictive "Retrograde", "Digital Lion", "Voyeur", "Our Love Comes Back", critically acclaimed British singer-songwriter James Blake unveils the eagerly anticipated RZA-featured "Take A Fall For Me" taken from his forthcoming album, Overgrown. Give it a spin below...

Listen To: James Blake f/ RZA – "Take A Fall For Me"

As well as the Wu-Tang leader featuring cut, Blake has also unveiled the Big Boi sampling "Every Day I Ran" which will appear as a bonus track on the new LP. Check it out below...

Overgrown will be released on April 8th UK and April 9th in the US.


Method Man brings out Redman x RZA at his birthday show in LA [Video]

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Spreading some brotherly love, it's nice to see hip-hop alive and well. Celebrating his birthday last Friday night at the Key Club in LA, Method Man brought out both Redman and RZA to rock the stage with him. Read more


RZA presents Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1 [Sampler] | Stream/Download

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Before RZA stepped into Hollywood, he provided the sound of a revolution. Wu-Tang Clan's Enter The 36 Chambers influenced an entire generation of emcees and producers with the way the clan melded classic Stax soul samples, gritty hip-hop drums and splices of the kung-fu flicks the crew admired.

On March 19, Stax and The RZA will release Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1 as a tribute to the sound that birthed the Wu-Tang brand. The collection holds 24 original recordings across 2 CDs, 3 Vinyl LPs or Digital Download, whichever format you prefer.

DJ 7L contributes an album mix as a teaser for the project from Soul Temple Records.

Have a listen below and be on the lookout for the full release come mid-March. More information is available via the Bandcamp page.



G.I. Joe: Retaliation (starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis) | Film Trailer

Following a big move from it’s original June 29th 2012 release date to March of next year, a new trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been released. Read more


Kanye West - "White Dress" (Alternate Version) | New Music

Kanye West's "White Dress" was one of the stand-out tracks from RZA's superb Man With The Iron Fists sound-track. The track, which was jointly produced by RZA and 'Ye, as well as GOOD Music beat-making duo Boogz & Tapez, was a soft sonnet to its protagonist's latest flame, and whilst it worked perfectly well, RZA has just returned with an alternate, unreleased version.Read more


The Man With The Iron Fists: The Encounter (animated short voiced by RZA) | Geek Alert

Take a look at a piece of the backstory for the RZA written and directed kung-fu movie The Man With The Iron Fists, which spawned a very strong accompanying soundtrack (which you can listen to here), via this beautiful animated featurette titled The Encounter. Read more


'The Man With The Iron Fists' Official Soundtrack | Album Stream

Not since Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive have I been as excited about a film's soundtrack as I have for The Man With The Iron Fists OST.  Every release from the soundtrack to RZA's directorial debut has built buzz for the release date, and now, at long last, there's a chance to stream the full project.Read more


Wu-Tang Clan x Kool G. Rap - "Rivers of Blood" | New Music

Wow, this whole Man with the Iron Fists movie business is turning out to be a great thing for hip hop. First we had a couple of Wu-Tang members reuniting for "Six Directions of Boxing," next we had RZA and Kanye joining forces for "White Dress" and now we've got a dream team of Ghostface, Raekwon and Kool G. Rap combining for a track called "Rivers of Blood." Read more


Kanye West - "White Dress" | New Music

We gave you a snippet of this the other day- well here's a full version of Kanye's "White Dress", the latest, and most anticipated, track from RZA's Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack.

The song features Kanye at his most romantic, as he raps about the woman he's desperate to see in a white dress (Kim?). Whilst his flow resembles the Kanye of Graduation, the "White Dress" imagery screams out MBDTF style superstar melancholy. Yet, despite a few hints of cynicism here and there, some of the narcissism from that album seems to have gone.'Ye is striving for a perfect romance in an imperfect world, and you can hear it in the plush, mournful production. After the heartbreak of the 808s era, this instrumental, a joint venture between RZA, Kanye, Tapez and Boogz, signals a return to soul-searching introspection.

The video, which you can watch below, shows clips and images of the typical globe-trotter's lifestyle mixed with rather more quixotic visions of traditional scenes and landscapes. From stripclubs to snake-tamers, it's an incredible journey through a cosmopolitan world.

Watch it for yourself below:

http://youtu.be/tRZBAvstyxA

The full soundtrack drops October 23rd, buy it here.


RZA x The Black Keys - "Baddest Man Alive" | New Music


RZA is on to a winner with the official original soundtrack for his movie The Man With The Iron Fists. Read more


Wu-Tang Clan - "Six Directions of Boxing" | New Music

We've heard a lot from RZA lately, but there's no sign of let-up from the multi-skilled grandmaster, as excitement for his directorial debut builds. Read more