In all of human culture there is no event more tragic than the funeral of a loved one. It is a time where family and friends gather to pay respect to the memory of the deceased and bond together over shared loss and grief. Unfortunately, funerals are also a time where long-held feuds between family members occasionally boil over and overshadow the somber event. This is what happened this past Saturday, March 29th at a funeral held in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Ever since mixtapes became a prominent fixture in hip-hop in the late-90s, artists and labels have tried various methods to make the release of albums feel more momentous. There have been special editions with extra songs, collector editions and even multiple covers like with Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Nothing however comes close to how the Wu-Tang Clan is planning to distribute their forthcoming album, The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin (not to be mistaken for the Clan’s forthcoming A Better Tomorrow). Read More
In June of last year, Lil’ Wayne stopped by the set of Jimmie Kimmel Live to promote I Am Not A Human Being II. During his interview he said, “I want to retire after Tha Carter V, which I hope would be my last album.” If you were hoping that he would change his mind you are in no such luck. Read More