Posts Tagged ‘wu-tang clan’

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?

The actual interview

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Brothers Want To Hang With The Meth

Friday, November 15th, 2013
Meth 1-450

It’s no secret Method Man just makes things better. That is why we compiled 14 tracks that sport a Mr. Meth sample, ultimately making the song more memorable.  We hope you enjoy this compilation in its entirety as both dirt_dog and I have been doing.  Happy Friday muthafuckas!

T.R.O.Y. Presents 
Brothers Want To Hang With The Meth Bring The Rope

01 Ras Kass – Remain Anonymous (Won’t Catch Me Runnin’ 12″ – 1994)
02 Keith Murray – East Left (New Jersey Drive Vol. 1 – 1995)
03 Special Ed – Rukus (Revelations – 1995)
04 Shyheim – Shaolin Style feat. Squig (The Lost Generation – 1996)
05 Brick City Kids (Artifacts) – What What (Brick City Kids 12″ – 1997)
06 The Beatnuts – Hit Me With That (The Beatnuts – 1994)
07 Lords Of The Underground – M.O.N.E.Y. (M.O.N.E.Y. 12″ – 1996)
08 Rahsheed – Industrypartybumrusha! (Wasabi – 1997)
09 Ran Reed – Whutcha Want (Cellar Sounds Volume One – 2008)
10 Gang Starr – You Know My Steez (Three Men and A Lady Remix) feat. The Lady Of Rage & Kurupt (You Know My Steez 12″ – 1997)
11 Fat Joe – John Blaze featt. Nas, Big Pun, Jadakiss & Raekwon (Don Cartagena – 1998)
12 Naughty By Nature – Connections (New Jersey Drive Vol. 2 – 1995)
13 The WhoRidas – Get Lifted (Get Lifted 12″ – 1999)
14 MF Grimm – Head In The Clouds (Remix) (The Hunt For The Gingerbread Man – 2007)

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Return of The Boom-Bap (The T.R.O.Y. Blog mix)

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

For all of our Spotify users out there, our lil’ bro blog OpinionatedJay has put together 4 really cohesive mixes covering a few different themes such as indie rap, collaborations and posse cuts to quintessential Boom-Bap hip-hop. Check them out and subscribe to the ones you like because we’ll continue adding to these playlists as more tracks become available via Spotify.

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Get Your Game On with Hip Hop Bingo

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Mixing hip hop and bingo to liven up the night

Over the years, bingo has gained so much popularity that even celebrities are playing the game for charity. Actors like Russell Crowe (who used to be a bingo hall caller) and musicians like Bono (U2’s front man), have admitted to playing the game for their favorite charities. Since its invention in 1929, the game has attracted different games. From Facebook to horse racing bingo, the game has definitely influenced fashion, art, food, and even music. Recently, another variation of bingo has emerged—hip hop bingo.

Basically, playing hip hop bingo isn’t that different from the games you’ll find on CheekyBingo. On each bingo card, you’ll find 25 squares arranged in five horizontal rows, vertical columns, and one space marked “Free” in the middle. Numbers are placed on each space in the grid, which you’ll need to mark off once the DJ calls them. The only variation to this game is that you’ll have to yell “Hip Hop!” instead of “Bingo!” when you’ve formed a prescribed pattern. Then, you’re required to run up the stage and dance to the beats with the other winners. To make things more fun and unique, organizers usually include odd prizes like broomsticks wrapped in leopard print, a bronze frog statue, or a chewing gum necklace.

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Dropped Same Day: Tribe Called Quest / Wu-Tang

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Here we have a new T.R.O.Y. Blog series. Those in the T.R.O.Y. Forums may already know it.

Twenty years ago this year, these two landmark albums dropped the same day. Both have that group vibe, cohesive feel and memorable skits to help tie it all together. And yet, are also fairly different from one another.

Choose the winner. (#01)

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Tuesday, November 9th, 1993.

Two LPs: Tribe‘s third, off Jive and Wu-Tang‘s debut, on Loud.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

– The Big Sleep

GP Wu Disses Wu-Tang Clan

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Pop you haven’t been the same since MCA dropped you.

In Loving Memory of Russell Jones

Friday, November 16th, 2012


It was an eventful week in hip-hop. Between the new releases from Roc Marciano, Action Bronson and Captain Murphy, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Tuesday November 13 marked the eighth anniversary of ODB’s death or that yesterday would’ve been his 42nd birthday. Likewise, you’ll forgive us for not putting a memorial post together in time for either of these dates.

Apology accepted? Good, now let’s get on with the show.

In Loving Memory of Russell Jones is a double CD compilation arranged and sequenced by Dreddy Kruger. Released on Sandbox Automatic (and maybe a few other sites), it came packed with a t-shirt bearing the same artwork as the cover above. Comprised of everything from hit singles and Wu-Tang cuts to random guess spots, radio freestyles and of course classic skits, this out-of-print 45-track release is not to be missed. Disc 1 / Disc 2

When you’re done with that, be sure to check out G. Brown Presents Legend of the Drunken Master, a best-of mixtape that was also included in the deal mentioned above. Apart from the standard ODB fare, it features several DJ remixes (some banging acappella-instrumental blends) and two unreleased songs: “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” featuring Macy Grae, and an original version of the classic Wu-Tang Forever joint “Reunited,” on which ODB spits an entirely different verse than the one that made the album cut.

As the God said unto his hos, “YOU THINK WE DON’T LOVE YOU MOTHERFUCKERS?!”

-Samuel Diamond

The Digital Revolution: A Critical Analysis of RZA As Bobby Digital In Stereo

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

“Bobby Digital is about what molded me: comic books, video games, the arcade scene, breakdancing, hip-hop clothes, MCing, DJing, human beatboxing, graffiti plus Mathematics and the gods. That’s hip-hop to me.”

-RZA on Page 91 of The Wu-Tang Manual (more…)

Bobby Digital In Video

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Bobby Digital Video Shoot, 2000

Like most Wu-heads, I’ve been hearing that The Rza’s unreleased Bobby Digital movie, Bobby Did It, will finally see the light of day for damn near a decade1, so when Wu-Tang’s official Facebook page posted on March 27, “We are about to give some of that Bobby Digital movie,” I took it with a grain of salt. Not surprisingly, the clip still hadn’t arrived when I checked back the next day. Nevertheless, I looked again on April 2 and though it still hadn’t been posted, while searching YouTube I stumbled on something else, something I’d never even heard of before: the Bobby Digital Cartoon Pilot. This got me wondering what other Bob Digi footage is hiding out in the cybernetic back alleys of the information superhighway.

So without further adieu, we bring to you live in stere-ereo, Bobby Digital in Video. (more…)

  1.  Though a screening was indeed scheduled to occur Friday, June 4 at the St. George’s Theatre as part of the Staten Island Film Festival (see the 3rd to last comment here), I’m yet to hear from anyone who was actually in attendance. I don’t doubt that this screening occurred, but it’s as if Bobby zapped the audience members with a fazer gun that wiped their memories or swore them to secrecy. []

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…)