The wait is finally over, Wu-Tang Clan’s first album in over seven years, A Better Tomorrow, is here. After teasing the album with singles like “Ruckus In B Minor,” “Necklace,” and “A Better Tomorrow” the Staten Island rap collective has made the entire album available for stream via YouTube. Take a listen through the album after the jump, which will be available for purchase beginning December 2.

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After finally announcing the release of their highly-anticipated, long-gestating new album A Better Tomorrow back in early October, Wu-Tang Clan followed it up by dropping two new tracks within a span of a few weeks. Those two new cuts being “Ruckus In B Minor” (which they performed on Letterman last night) and the gritty “Necklace.” Now Clan is back in the front, sharing the title track. A Better Tomorrow will be released on December 1 via Warner Bros., Wu-Tang Clan’s new home. Listen to “A Better Tomorrow” after the jump.

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The release date for Wu-Tang Clan’s first studio album in almost seven years is quickly approaching and after dropping the track “Ruckus In B Minor” earlier this month the Clan is back in the front with “Necklace”. The cut features verses from Ghostface Killah​, Cappadonna, Raekwon, and GZA with production that will surely have you thinking Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Classic ish. After the jump!

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Sugar Factory Films takes it back to 2001 by unveiling the previously unreleased video for “Y’all Been Warned” from the Clan’s album Iron Flag.  While not a spectacular video itself, it’s great that this visual has seen the light of day as I’m a big fan of the immensely underrated Iron FlagRead More

Photos: iHipHop & Friends @ SXSW 2012

 |  March 21, 2012
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On Saturday March 17, 2012 iHipHop, Babygrande and The Madbury Club put on a one of a kind SXSW showcase at Haven in Austin, Texas. Thousands left happy after witnessing the legendary GZA of Wu-Tang Clan perform alongside Grammy Award winning Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma (Brownout). In addition to this monumental performance, Jet Life, Marz Lovejoy, Flatbush Zombies, T. Mills, The Airplane Boys and Mod Sun all took the stage to deliver incredible showings, while DJ Statik Selektah held down the wheels of steel for the evening. For those in attendance, click through this slideshow to relive this eventful occasion, and for those who couldn’t make it, click through to check out some tremendous photos from the showcase. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2012 Gadfly Communications, Inc.

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iHipHop will return to SXSW this year for yet another incredible official showcase. Being that it’s our third-year in a row bringing the best and brightest in all of hip-hop to Austin, Texas, we had no choice but to pull out all of the stops. We couldn’t have done it all by ourselves, so big shout outs to our co-presenters Babygrande and The Madbury Club.

This year GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan will headline the event, while being backed by none other than Grammy Award winning band Grupo Fantasma (Brownout). The showcase will also include performances by east coast hardcore veterans M.O.P. as well as Curren$y’s entire Jet Life crew (Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Smoke DZA, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Fiend, Cornerboy P & Street Wiz), Marz Lovejoy, Flatbush Zombies, T. Mills, Airplane Boys, Mod Sun and DJ Statik Selektah.

Whether you’re a hip-hop head or a casual listener, this is place to be. The showcase will take place on Saturday March 17, 2012 at Haven, located at 409 Colorado, Austin. Doors at 8pm. For more information, visit SXSW.com

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