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. [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Remember when a mash-up could still feel brilliant? No? Fine, so it's hard to think of a time before the term came to evoke ill-concieved ideas, diminishing returns, and kids who go to Girl Talk shows to take E and make asses out of themselves.
Well, allow Wugazi take you back to a simpler time. Straight outta [...]
In 2009, Regi Allen pitched a program to Black Entertainment Television. They stopped him at the show’s name: Fried Chicken Cinema.
To hear Allen tell it, the BET executives weren’t interested in a show geared toward black audiences that was named with a persistent African-American stereotype in mind—never mind that the network itself frequently faces criticism for [...]