Last month, it was reported that Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, had been sold for "millions." Bloomberg has revealed the buyer's identity: Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli. Shkreli is the former hedge fund manager (and Collect Records associate) who made headlines this year for increasing the price of Daraprim—a drug used to treat AIDS and cancer patients—from $13.50 to $750. He reportedly paid $2 million for the album. Now in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Shkreli revealed that he's planning to bail out incarcerated Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda while also firing off some shots at RZA and the rap industry. Read more after the jump!
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.
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.
The wait is finally over. After announcing their forthcoming, long-gestating A Better Tomorrow will be released despite delays and inner group conflict the Wu goes and shares a proper follow-up to "Ron O'Neal" (released back in August, jeez!) with "Ruckus In B Minor". If that isn't enough to get Wu-Tang Clan fans hyped the new song opens with some words from the late great Ol' Dirty Bastard. Listen after the jump.
The much-publicized beef between two of the leading members of the Wu-Tang Clan has apparently been squashed. For now.
Last week, Raekwon made headlines by publicly denouncing his affiliation with the Wu's upcoming A Better Tomorrow project. Rae was particularly critical of RZA, the man who is arguably most responsible for the birth of the Clan's signature sound and the collective success of the group. Earlier this morning, RZA stopped by the Hot 97 Morning Show to sitdown with Ebro and Peter Rosenberg and offer a response to Raekwon's scathing comments.
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 Flag.