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.
Here's a blast from the past. Recorded way back in 1995, Raekwon has decided it's now suitable to remix this oldie but goodie classic. Traveling back in time Rae jumps on Faith Evans' 1995 classic, “You Used to Love Me” and polishes off the dust with a fresh, new verse. Rae has been blessing fans with these #TBT tracks and his remix of “You Used to Love Me” is a welcome addition. Check it 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.
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).
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.