The Saga Continues

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wu Wednesday. The Saga Continues "If Time Is Money"

Wu Wednesday. The Saga Continues "If Time Is Money"

No Sale: Wu-Tang Clan's "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Still Belongs To Martin Shkreli

Wu-Tang Clan’s enigmatic album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin — owned by infamous “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli — went up for auction on eBay last month. The two top contenders, Matt “M-Eighty” Markoff and Colorado resident Darby Welch, were (at various times) both confident they’d walk away with the rare, coveted album. But as of now, no sale has been finalized.

Markoff, a longtime Wu-Tang associate, believes Shkreli’s recent arrest put a halt on negotiations. He also questions the integrity of the auction.

“I think the ‘sale’ or Martin offering the album for sale was laced with fraudulent trolling intent from the get go,” Markoff tells HipHopDX. “From the moment I saw the album listed on eBay, I contacted him directly, provided him with my offer sheet and requested financial documents. You’re going to tell me my $1 million in cash you requested wasn’t enough to get the job done?

Deconstructing Inspectah Deck's Verse On Wu-Tang Clan's "Triumph" | Check The Rhyme

Back in 1997, Wu-Tang Clan dropped “Triumph” as the lead single for their sophomore album Wu-Tang Forever. The track features all nine members of Wu-Tang Clan plus Cappadonna, and it (along with its famous, Brett Ratner-directed video) remains a high point in the group’s catalog. The RZA-produced “Triumph” kicks off with an iconic verse from Inspectah Deck, featuring a complex rhyme scheme that is often cited as one of the best rap verses of all time. 

Check out Genius contributor @Flegmatik’s color-coded breakdown of Inspectah Deck’s rhyme scheme from the song’s first verse in the video above, and read all the lyrics to Wu-Tang Clan’s “Triumph” on Genius now. 

Read all the lyrics to "Triumph" on Genius:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Wu-Tang Over Everything

If there is any group in Hip Hop history that is most similar to real life superheroes, it must be Wu Tang. What they did, have done, and will continue to do has never been seen before in the history of the music business. Wu Tang over everything? Let’s break it down…

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Watch The Trailer For RZA's "Love Beats Rhymes" Movie Starring Azealia Banks

When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice—and true love—in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount and Common.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wu-Art Thursday #267: SPECIAL EDITION

Justin Orr is an artist and animator based in Northern California. He has worked on a wide range of projects for numerous clients, some of which include television, games, advertising and design. 

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Method Man Tells Desus and Mero What 'Tical' Means

Desus and Mero do not shy away from asking hard-hitting questions. So when the one-and-only Method Man visited the show's season finale, the hosts asked the rap legend something 90s kids have wanted to know their entire lives: What does Tical, the name of Method Man's beloved debut album, stand for?

The answer: taking into consideration all lives.

Both Desus and Mero's minds were blown and the duo went on to discuss fighting over sneakers, writing iconic love songs, and being (or not being) a thespian.

You can watch Thursday night's Desus & Mero for free online now, and be sure to catch new episodes weeknights at 11 PM on VICELAND again soon.