Longtime visitors, I mean longtime visitors from the Jabbify, pre-ChicagoNow GWHH days, may remember this weekly feature spotlighting an old school track, video, and/or rarity in hip hop every Sunday. This was almost always inspired by some event throughout the week, from nationally to personally, and was a fun segment that I'd like to bring back after the aforementioned MTV Jams session I had last night.
There was a Wu-Tang stretch of videos that we enjoyed with the likes of Raekwon's "Catalina" and Ghostface Killah's "Motherless Child" (had to bring that gem back below as well). Naturally, the light bulb went on. There's got to be a Wu-Tang post. But what else can I add to it? How about Bill Murray?
One of the all-time great comedians joined GZA and RZA in this clip from 2002's "Coffee & Cigarettes" as the Wu members school the "Groundhog Day, Ghostbustin' ass Bill Murray" on, well, coffee and cigarrettes. Fans of dry humor and/or all parties involved should give this a watch if you've never seen it. Very enjoyable to see Bill Murray involved with hip hop, let alone GZA & RZA.
Be on the lookout next Sunday for another installment of Old School Sundays, brought to you by our team and I. In fact, wouldn't you say it's quite old school to bring back Old School Sundays?! (I know, mind blown.)
There's a lot to love about this new track off Prisoner Of Consciousness. Talib Kweli rips through two verses, kicking off the song with a stellar set of intelligent wordplay and a smooth flow to match. Busta's verse in between is equally poignant with his diction and flow, and last but not least, RZA puts down a grimy, yet soulful production, complete with subtle changes to add to the replay value of this one. An instant *Tibs Fav. and must-listen to get you fired up for Prisoner Of Consciousness due out May 7th.
RZA was one of Carson Daly's newest guests the other day and the busy Wu-member joined the late night host to discuss The Man With The Iron Fists (which I've heard is good and still have to see), working with Tarentino, and Kung-Fu movies in general. RZA's always an interesting interview and I've really grown to On Call's presentation style so this segment is a good one to watch if you've missed it.
Wu-Tang! In this new interview with MTV News, Ghostface shares the intel that RZA wants to release a Wu-Tang album this November to mark the 20 year anniversary of the influential (and that's an understatement) rap group. Who's upset about this?! Let's hope it comes to fruition.
Above, stream the full soundtrack to RZA's upcoming film, The Man With The Iron Fists. He brought in some heavy hitters in hip hop from Kanye West to his Wu Tang Clan mates to Talib Kweli, Pusha T, M.O.P., the Flatbush Zombies, and more. The album's in stores October 23rd.