Posts Tagged ‘RZA’

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 4: Wu-Tang Tribute)

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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To many, Staten Island is known as the dump. To us hip-hop heads, it’s known as Shaolin, the home of the Wu-Tang Clan. Who would have thought a group of 9 rappers would have changed the game, but they definitely did. Nobody has ever done hip-hop like WTC and I’m pretty sure nobody ever will. While The Wu is one of the most respected and beloved group of all-time, a two hour tribute doesn’t seem long enough. That said, here is our tribute that should help remind you that Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F*ck Wit!

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Christian Rich – Supaman Ft. Rza (Produced by Christian Rich)

Monday, September 16th, 2013
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This already made the rounds on the blogs thsi morning, but I feel compelled to post it specifically to point out that regardless of how the credits for the song are written, this is de facto the best RZA solo track in ages. It just happens to be produced by somebody else. Christian Rich just sets the loop in motion and then discreetly dives out of the way of RZA’s slowly churning adlib train.
 

 

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – Twelve Reasons To Die (FULL ALBUM STREAM)

Monday, April 8th, 2013
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You already know.
 

 

Lil Chuuuch – Best of Chuuuch Worlds (Mixtape)

Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Deep in my heart I truly believe that someday soon Reverend Burke and RZA will come together to make a great album which will represent a legitimately modern continuation of Wu-Tang’s legacy.
 
But this isn’t that album. This is an extremely entertaining collection of old and new tracks from Burke’s pimpin’ Lothario alter-ego Lil Chuuuch. Here Burke’s/Chuuuch’s obvious talents get welcome assists from R.Kelly on several odes to fucking and the good life in general. But there are also moments of pure rap craft mastery – a freestyle clinic over the most classic Dre beat (‘Got Bricks’), and an incredibly violent slave revenge fantasy (‘Insurrexion’, which may have been recorded with the Django OST in mind.) And the linchpin centerpiece of it all is ‘Goodluck’, which may represent the optimal balance of the artist’s two personas.
 
So while I wait for the entirely fantasied version of Burke’s debut album, this will pass the time very nicely.
 

 

Yung Raw – Bring The Phonk (Bring The Pain Freestyle)

Monday, July 16th, 2012
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A pretty solid freestyle by Yung Raw and a good occasion to note that while 3-6 Mafia (and murky southern rap in general) is always sited as the biggest influence on Raider Clan, they’ve always showed a strong affinity for classic Wu as well. Which makes a ton of sense considering how dark, dusty and evil a lot of the first-wave RZA stuff sounds.
 

 

Video: Lil Chuuuch (Rev. Burke) – Good Luck

Monday, June 11th, 2012
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This isn’t exactly what I had in mind when I said Chuuuch (Rev. Burke) should be releasing more music. The song feels overcooked, the production flourishes overpower Chuuuch’s performance instead of highlighting it. But I don’t hate it either, even when weighed down with a bit too much studio trickery his rapping remains outstanding. Maybe the name/character dichotomy is throwing me off, maybe Chuuuch is his flashy side while Burke is the more straightforward rapping persona. I might just need to account for that going forward and not expect him to exhale breathless monster verses over simple loops when he is Chuuuch mode.
 
This song is now selling via itunes HERE.