Posts Tagged ‘Method Man’

Don’t Be Bored: On Weed Rappers

One way to get people to listen to your lyrics: Rap about weed, to the point where people call you a “weed rapper.” Then, if somebody asks if you mind being a called a weed rapper, note that your songs cover many topics, not just weed. The mild controversy will make you seem rounded, and [...]

The Wu Meets Gil on Tribute EP

This past spring, D.C.-based DJ 2-Tone Jones and his business partner Gerald Watson released Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber, an effective mashup of classic Wu-Tang verses and abstract jazz loops. On "Baby I Got Yo' Love," for instance, 2-Tone mixed the vocals of Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Got Yo' Money" atop Lonnie Liston Smith's "Love Beams." "The Brew Out" blended [...]

Wugazi’s 13 Chambers: The Arts Desk Breakdown

When the first remix from Wugazi hit the Internet, we kinda lost our shit. So did a lot of people, and it makes sense: Someone should've mashed up Wu-Tang and Fugazi, two groups with similarly diehard followings, years ago. Luckily, it was two dudes from the Minneapolis hip-hop crew Doomtree, and we're generally digging 13 Chambers, the [...]

The Tao of Wu

Yesterday I received a preview copy of The Tao of Wu, a “spiritual memoir” in which Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA offers up pearls of wisdom. Actually, since we’re talking about an icon of ‘90s hip-hop here, I should probably say he is dropping gem or blessing us with jewelz or some such thing.
The press materials [...]

Weekend Music Round-Up


The Footprint in Hip Hop Tour: Method Man & Red Man, Ghostface Killah, Duo Live. 9:30 club. $35. All ages.
Sophia Bass, Ruthi & the Tracers. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials. Birchmere. $25.
Head Automatica, Cubic Zirconia. Black Cat. $15. All ages.
Carol Bui Butterflies, Impossible Hair, [...]

Leak Proof: St. Vincent, Akron/Family, Ghostface

Ghostface: "Message From Ghost"
Ghostface gets tender here, turning in one for all the struggling ladies out there. His sentiments are right on, but his metaphors are another matter. "Your last man had you mad open like a pap smear, but that's the past dear," raps Ghost. In a word, yuck.
St. Vincent: "The Strangers"
Sure, there [...]