ALL THE SAMPLES FROM ENTER THE WU-TANG [36 CHAMBERS]

In 1993, Wu-Tang Clan made their debut with ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’.  The album was a sampling game-changer; borrowing from classic Soul & Jazz records as much as it did from 1970s Martial Arts films. Almost 25 years later, ’36 Chambers’ remains one of the most significant albums of all time. Underpinned by consistently…

RZA – HANDS OF GOD

RZA jumps on a new remix of Adrian Younge’s ‘Hands Of God’, a track taken from his upcoming album ‘Something About April II’ [January 21].  We’re not quite sure how it relates – but the remix is in celebration of director Quentin Tarantino’s 8th film, ‘The Hateful Eight’, due for release January 8.  Regardless, it’s a…

ADRIAN YOUNGE – LINEAR LABS

Producer Adrian Younge releases ‘Linear Labs: Los Angeles’, a self-produced collection featuring highlights from his catalogue, plus previously unreleased material from four forthcoming albums: [including ‘Twelve Reasons To Die II‘ with Ghostface Killah.  For those unfamiliar with the producer’s work, ‘Linear Labs’ serves as an excellent introduction to his cinematic style.  Among the unreleased gems also lies a…

ADRIAN YOUNGE & GHOSTFACE KILLAH – RETURN OF THE SAVAGE

Adrian Younge will release a brand new compilation later this week, entitled ‘Linear Labs: Los Angeles’.  The album will feature previously unheard tracks from the producer, including those from some upcoming projects.  One such track is ‘Return Of The Savage’, which is taken from the unreleased follow-up to Younge’s collaboration with Ghostface Killah, ‘Twelve Reasons To…

VERIFIED ARTISTS WE LOVE ON GENIUS

For those living under rocks, Genius is an online knowledge base that allows users to annotate text with their own explanations/interpretations.  It started life as Rap Genius in October 2009, but has since broadened its horizons towards other genres, the news, and pretty much everything.  Our favourite thing about the site [apart from its comprehensive catalogue of…

WU TANG CLAN – A BETTER TOMORROW

Warner Music Germany have unveiled a full stream of the new Wu-Tang Clan album on YouTube, and ‘A Better Tomorrow’ is now available on all platforms.  The album contains previous singles ‘Ron O’Neal‘, ‘Ruckus In B Minor‘, ‘Necklace‘ and title track ‘A Better Tomorrow.  It has to be said that this album is a complete…

WU TANG CLAN – A BETTER TOMORROW

With their ‘A Better Tomorrow’ album due for release next Tuesday [December 2], Wu Tang Clan release the title single.  On the track, the Wu spit a bunch of trite political rhetoric that essentially amounts to little more than ‘Things are shit, let’s sort it out’ over an optimistic Soul sample.  Sound familiar?  That’s because it’s…