MUSIC AWESOMENESS: WU TANG CLAN
RAW, IM GONNA GIVE IT TO YA, WITH NO TRIVIA, RAW LIKE COCAINE STRAIGHT FROM BOLIVIA, MY HIP HOP WILL ROCK SHOCK THE NATION, LIKE THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. – U- God
What can you say about the Wu Tang Clan that hasn’t already been said about Peyton Manning or Nick Cage. What do those two have in common? Well they are our greatest living humans behind 9 others, Rza, Gza, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U God, Method Man, Raekwon the chef, Masta Killa and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
They really do come together like Voltron. I wish I had been able to enjoy the release of 36 chambers back in 93′, instead I was picking my nose on the playground in 3rd grade. I got to enjoy the release of The W and Iron Flag. I was in 10th grade picking my nose in my red Saturn and I read a review of The W and I immediately went and copped it. My life was never the same after that moment.
Everybody has their favorite. Mine is the GZA. My Mom’s, not ODB like you would expect…she is keen on Masta Killa. My Dog…well he just likes New Kids on the Block.
How do they pull it off? Easy, the RZA makes some of the best beats this side of the Solar System. I can’t vouch for the rest of Space, but I know RZA has the Milky Way on lockdown. The crew comes in with some of the most inventive raps i’ve ever heard…that dude Billy May’s from Kaboom couldn’t invent anything this cool if his life depended on it. If we ever have inter galactic rap battles I hope the Wu Tang Clan defends the planet Earth…If they lose at least there are enough of them to have an intergalactic fist fight with the aliens.
The Wu sadly isn’t what they used to be….we are coming up on the 20th anniversary of 36 Chambers, (or as somebody I know thought Enter the Wang (because the letters are all smashed on the CD and it kinda does look like Wang)). Their older dudes now… entering their 40’s. Soon they will need cialis and lavitra and canes and rascal carts. There is still lots of hope though, the last Masta Killa was great, the next Raekwon hopefully will restore the glory of Only Built for A Cuban Linx. They need to put the bullshit issues aside and come together and make up for 8 diagrams..which had couple good tracks…but nothing like their other records.
There is just nothing in rap/hip-hop that can touch the clan when they are on point…together and bringin the mutha fucking ruckus.
Do it for the kids. Wu 4 eva. I am going to leave you with a couple of Awesome Tracks of the Day in dedication.
Awesome Song of the Day #8
Awesome Song of the Day #9