Posts Tagged ‘Wu Tang Clan’

On Bronze Horse, Kaimbr Pays Homage to Wu-Tang Clan

This dirty mix sounds like a cassette.

Maimouna Youssef Gets Real on Mumu Fresh

Do you remember when mixtapes were actually mixtapes, and not just albums in disguise? They sounded scattered on purpose, and usually contained a healthy mix of radio freestyles, rare B-sides, and album snippets. Maimouna Youssef's The Reintroduction of Mumu Fresh, out today, is a mixtape in the truest sense—a disjointed yet fluid assembly of reconfigured industry [...]

How to Spend Rock the Bells Weekend (Without Rock the Bells)

Ticket holders may still be reeling from yesterday’s announcement that hip-hop festival-on-wheels Rock the Bells had been canceled. The two-day event, booked by California-based promoter Guerilla Union, was scheduled to take place at RFK Stadium Saturday and Sunday. Due to low ticket sales that would’ve led to a "devastating" financial loss, it’s no longer happening. [...]

Rock the Bells Canceled, According to RFK Staffers

The D.C. stop of traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells has been canceled, according to two staffers at RFK Stadium.
The massive two-day festival booked by California promoter Guerilla Union was scheduled to take place at RFK this Saturday and Sunday, with headlining appearances from Kid Cudi, Wu-Tang Clan, Wale, J Cole, Girl Talk, and Black [...]

ToDo ToDay: Thiefs at Strathmore and a Room Made of Wax

Strathmore has outdone itself by presenting THIEFS as part of its Friday Night Eclectic series. The collective trio makes a glorious jumble. In their hands, acoustic jazz, hip-hop, soul, ambient, and dance music all wander freely through shifting environments: acoustic and electric, improvisation and composition, instrumental and vocal. But just as a Duchamp collage still [...]

Jon Laine’s GIANT is All About The Beats

Released in 1998, Soul Survivor was the grand coronation of producer Pete Rock's already-stellar career, a large-scale album equally celebrated for its imposing instrumentals and heavyweight guest list (the Wu-Tang Clan, Black Thought of The Roots, and Common all had verses on the project). Yet despite the star-studded cast, Pete was the clear centerpiece, as his beats [...]

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 [...]

Wugazi’s 13 Chambers: Download It Now

We hope you're not sick of this yet. The Doomtree-affiliated project Wugazi has now posted 13 Chambers, its full mixtape of Fugazi/Wu-Tang Clan mash-ups. Download it here! And check back on Arts Desk later today for some highly considered commentary.

The Wugazi Daily: “Forensic Shimmy”

Shortly after our interview with Wugazi went online, the duo dropped another sweet mash-up: “Forensic Shimmy.” That’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” and Fugazi’s “Forensic Scene” providing one seriously funky jam. Whodathunk the late ODB and Joe Lally would’ve made such a killer combo?

We think it also makes for one solid soundtrack to [...]

More Wugazi!

The Internet went into hyperdrive when Wugazi, a mash-up project that combines beloved iconic post-hardcore act Fugazi and beloved NYC hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, released their first tune on SoundCloud last week. "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me" was a brilliant mix that restored out faith in mash-ups, and it ain't no fluke: Yesterday, the Doomtree-affiliated [...]