Method Man should be dropping his new project The Meth Lab shortly (August 21st to be exact) but in order to hold fans over he’s sharing “The Purple Tape,” featuring legendary Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Inspectah Deck. By now everyone should be familiar with those three words: The Purple Tape. If you’re not, it’s quite simple: It refers to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… and its unique purple plastic packaging. So it’s only convenient that Rae is present on the track, too. Listen to Meth’s “The Purple Tape” for those monster Wu verses you’ve been thirsting for after the jump!

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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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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

In anticipation of their upcoming collabo project CZARFACE, Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric drop a set of sick visuals for the track “Air ‘Em Out.”  This video is honestly more than I expected from the two and definitely earns its points with The Rebel INS portraying a mafia don of sorts. The CZARFACE project drops February 19th.


iHipHop returned to Austin to co-sponsor a tremendous showcase featuring Wu-Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Yelawolf, Fishbone, Marz Lovejoy, Rocky Business, Trouble Andrew, and more. Until next year, we invite you to take a look back at this memorable event and enjoy these performance and backstage photos. All photos by Brock Fetch. Copyright 2011 Gadfly Communications, Inc.

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