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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 4: Wu-Tang Tribute)

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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To many, Staten Island is known as the dump. To us hip-hop heads, it’s known as Shaolin, the home of the Wu-Tang Clan. Who would have thought a group of 9 rappers would have changed the game, but they definitely did. Nobody has ever done hip-hop like WTC and I’m pretty sure nobody ever will. While The Wu is one of the most respected and beloved group of all-time, a two hour tribute doesn’t seem long enough. That said, here is our tribute that should help remind you that Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F*ck Wit!

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Which rapper would you like to grab a drink with?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

By drink, I mean coffee, beer, water, whatever. The point is to pick the one rapper you’d like to have a real conversation with. Please only select one from the list of 10 rappers. I mixed them up to make it somewhat challenging. Join the discussion here.

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    So the Wu-Tang reunited on Jon Stewart last night…

    Friday, August 8th, 2014

    Listen, I love me some Wu but there are 9 active members as of now. You mean to tell me all 9 were okay with this atrocious hook on their new single “Ron O’Neal?” The song itself seems fine for 2014. It’s what you might expect, especially based on that new album cover. But daaaaaaaamn, we really gotta continue with these cheesy Miguel-type hooks for this group? I’m thoroughly pleased they’re all back and looking happy. Meth is on another planet the way Jon playfully puts his hand over his face while he is talking. U-God looks healthy. Cappadonna looking like the freshest cabbie we know. Masta Killa looks like an extra from Sons of Anarchy. Rae mumbling about some philosophical bullshit but at least he’s getting paid now.  All of this is good news but that hook. Yuck! What do you think about the latest Wu single?

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    Wu-Tang Forever?

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

    Who ever thought we’d see the day our beloved Wu Tang members would desperately cling for relevancy? There is no denying the Wu is one of the greatest, most influential and successful groups of all-time. Growing up there was point when every Wu release was met with tremendous excitement and copped with ease. Even the Wu affiliates were copped, every one from Shyheim to GP Wu to Killarmy all the way to Royal Fam.

    They’ve been responsible for a plethora of classics, both solo and collective efforts. But if we’re all being honest here, we know the last release that was truly worthy of its praise was the ’09 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II. Way before that and certainly well after, there hasn’t been much and when I say before that, I meant for a long period of time. Once the dust settled and the hype dissolved, we later realized albums such as 8 Diagrams or the 11 year old Iron Flag were simply not up to par. They were not how we wanted to remember the Wu. (more…)

    Best Of The Wake Up Show ’94 Vol. 1 (1996)

    Friday, September 2nd, 2011

    Who wouldn’t enjoy some freestyles on a Friday?

    The disc came out in 1996 but says all material was from 1994. Featuring freestyles from RZA, GZA, Shyheim, Freddie Foxx, Original Flavor & Jay-Z, Masta Ace, Fugees, Kool G. Rap, Alkaholiks and many more.



    T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 20)

    Thursday, May 19th, 2011

    Editor’s Note: More like Wu-Weekly at this point, but never Wu-Weakly, ya heard?

    Much less than a mixtape, more like a roughly assembled compilation (thanks Dreddy). But back in 2005 Wu-Tang and Alife hooked up for some extremely limited shirts and hats and even a magazine cover. These were later followed by some more tee’s and sneakers. Some decent tracks, but I really enjoy the Don King phone call (#30). For some reason they released two versions of “A Wu-Tang Life NYC.” Both have a lot of similar tracks, but are not identical.

    Alife & Think Differently Music Group-Presents… A Wu-Tang Life NYC (Version 2) (2005)
    01 Raekwon The Chef-State Of Grace
    02 Method Man-Take The Heat
    03 Think Differently-ODB Dead (Skit)
    04 Ol Dirty Bastard feat. RZA-Skrilla
    05 Lord Superb-Short Darts
    06 Raekwon The Chef-Treasurers
    07 RZA-Outlines
    08 Raekwon The Chef and Supernatural-Black Opera
    09 Ghostface-Be Easy
    10 Inspectah Deck-Make A Move
    11 Trife Da God-Hustle Hard
    12 RZA and GZA-Wu-Tang Financial (Interlude) (Live On The Dave Chappelle Show)
    13 DJ Muggs vs. GZA feat. Masta Killa and Prodigal Sunn-Hip Hop
    14 La Tha Darkman feat. Method Man-United
    15 Think Differently-Is This Good (Skit)
    16 Ghostface and Raekwon The Chef-The Kilos
    17 Ghostface-Struggle
    18 DJ Muggs vs. GZA feat. Raekwon The Chef-Pop, Pop, Pop
    19 RZA and MF Doom-Biochemical Equation
    20 DJ Muggs vs. GZA feat. Ras Kass and Raekwon The Chef-Destruction Of A Guard (Remix)
    21 Inspectah Deck-Live From The Wu Mansion Accapella Freestyle
    22 Think Differently-NY1 News (Skit)
    23 DJ Muggs vs. GZA feat. RZA-All In Together Now
    24 Killah Priest feat. Nas-The Saints
    25 Raekwon The Chef-Kids Thats Rich
    26 Dreddy Kruger-Live In Boise, Idaho Accapella Freestyle
    27 Raekwon The Chef-Baggage Handlers
    28 Bronze Nazareth-Ill Never Be
    29 Raekwon The Chef-Apple Jax
    30 Think Differently-Don King Speaks To U-God (Skit)
    31 Ol Dirty Bastard feat. Macy Gray, Method Man & Raekwon The Chef-Intoxicated



    T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 17)

    Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    One of my all-time favorite records got the instrumental treatment in 2007 thanks to Think Differently Records. First 12 tracks produced by RZA, last one by 4th Disciple.

    Genius/GZA-Liquid Swords (Instrumentals) (2007)
    01 Liquid Swords
    02 Duel Of The Iron Mic
    03 Living In The World Today
    04 Swordsmen
    05 Cold World
    06 Labels
    07 4th Chamber
    08 Shadowboxin’
    09 Hell’s Wind Staff / Killah Hills 10304
    10 Investigative Reports
    11 Gold
    12 I Gotcha’ Back
    13 B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)



    Mark 563’s Hip Hop Portrait Sketches – Wu-Tang Edition

    Monday, March 1st, 2010

    Mark 563 is a DJ, a graphic designer, into amateur photography, and also dabbles in the dope illustrations.

    He is also the proud owner of one of the greatest vinyl collections that I have ever seen.
    Stay tuned because we will be showcasing more of his great work in the near future.
    Enjoy and please leave some feedback. Thanks.

    ** Click on the image to see it in a bigger resolution.

    — Markshot

    Memory Man Presents: Raekwon – Cuban Revolution

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
    T.R.O.Y. forum member Memory Man dropped one of the most enjoyable mixtapes of the summer. It so happens to be the ideal appetizer before OB4CLII drops September 8th. This mix has been making its rounds on other sites but I felt since T.R.O.Y. Blog caters to an older audience many might have missed this and we wouldn’t that… –Philaflava

    Memory Man Presents: Raekwon – Cuban Revolution

    * 1.Cuban Revolution Intro
    * 2.All That Money Is Us
    * 3.Run Away (ft. Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man & GZA)
    * 4.Better Shoot Something
    * 5.Cipher Born (ft. Ghostface Killah & U-God)
    * 6.Get Your Shit Beat In (ft. Polite, Chip Banks, Ghostface Killah & Trife Diesel)
    * 7.Slang Copulation (ft. Nas, Cappadonna & Ghostface Killah)
    * 8.Curiosity
    * 9.Iron Chef (ft. Ghostface Killah, Polite & Inspectah Deck)
    * 10.A Wise Man
    * 11.Cuban Revolution Interlude
    * 12.We Gettin’ Knots (ft. Fat Joe, Armageddon & Big Pun)
    * 13.Fearless Ninjas (ft. Ghostface Killah)
    * 14.The All-Time Lineup (ft. American CREAM Team, Inspectah Deck & Method Man)
    * 15.Live Kid (ft. Notorious BIG & Ghostface Killah)

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    Does GZA have to smack a bitch?

    Thursday, May 21st, 2009

    Disregard the pasteoid to doing the interview. Invest the 3 minutes, have a laugh or two and listen to what Gary Grice aka GZA has to say. Peace to Chelsea from KarmaLoop TV.

    And just to keep the laughs going let us not forget the extremely awkward gun-2-da-dome Al-Qaeda style video by the man GZA was just talking about.