"If you’re a Wu-Head like most True Hip Hop fans, RZA breaks down some stuff we did know about Wu-Tang, like who were the actual founders, and what they did, even talk of Biggie and Tupac, I have to be So Honest, this is Extremely Dope!!! " via Funk Master Flex #IFWT
First things first, Wu Tang is forever, but because its so forever lets refresh our memories about the history of the Wu-Tang Clan. Its been so long, they talk about how their mixtapes, actual tapes were circulating.
Part one of a three part series, RZA explains the history of the emergence of Wu-Tang to and also what sparked the the idea behind the movie, The Man with the Iron first.
I just recently discovered that XXL has teamed up with non-other then Best Buy and Sony RED for a special edition issue of XXL. XXL, Best Buy, and Sony RED have created XXL mini mag, which is sold exclusively in Best Buy.
RZA talked with MTV News at the BET Hip Hop Awards and goes into some detail about how Kanye West approached a new song "White Dress" off the upcoming soundtrack for The Man With The Iron Fists. 40 bars a la Ghostface from 'Ye. Officially anticipating this one to a high degree.
10/03 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – New York, NY
10/04 – The Royale – Boston, MA
10/07 – Soundstage, Baltimore – MD
10/08 – The State Theatre – Falls Church, VA
10/10 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
10/12 – St. Andrew’s – Detroit, MI
10/13 – Shrine – Chicago, IL
10/15 – Beauty Ballroom – Austin, TX
10/16 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/19 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10/24 – House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
RZA is about to embark on a month long tour this October. Chicago, he hits The Shrine on October 13th! Full dates are listed above.
"Me and The RZA connect." Nah, literally. Last week, The RZA and I convened after the Wu-Tang show, to speak on a potential project with Method Man, Wu-Tang, movies, and getting back to the lab. Pssst! The Abbot has 500 beats. Busta Rhymes and Nas have already linked with the RZA. Emcees, it would be wise to hit him up. *cues Bobby Digital sonar adlib* In all seriousness, it's good to see artists I grew up on getting back into a creative state, musically. RZA spoke on Wu and the spontaneous nature of his current creative process.
"Far as the Wu brothers, whatever we do, we just do it. Sometimes we premeditate it and sometimes it's natural. Right now i'm in a natural mode. I got 500 beats at the crib. Whoever wants to come over to collect, then collect them."
He also expressed his opinion on the balance of hip-hop culture and monetization.
"Hip-Hop is our culture and I don't see it, like I saw it. Years ago, I would always try to sell music. Now I don't try to sell music. I'm really trying to spread music, because I know that music brings intuition, it brings inspiration. When I see people walking around with Wu tattoos and reading books and getting knowledge of their self, I know that what i'm doing is more worth than the value of money that I get paid for."