Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has hit the ground running since being released from prison in December. One of his recent contributions is a freestyle over a redone version of the same sample used on Raekwon’s 1995 single “Ice Cream”. Some may see this as a desecration, but I see it as a dedication. Meek Mill goes off in his usual aggresive delivery and the end result is gold.
Wu-Tang Clan member and legendary hip-hop icon Raekwon is returning to SXSW again this year. While Raekwon has a lengthy discography of solo material and work with Wu-Tang Clan and its affiliates, Wu-Tang also came out with a new album at the very end of 2014 and Raekwon has a new solo album due out at the end of April, so expect to hear a mix of old and new. No dates or venues have been officially set, though Raekwon is confirmed to perform during SXSW 2015. Raekwon’s newest single off his forthcoming album features French Montana and Busta Rhymes. The song can be streamed below.
Saturday night at Emo’s is home to one of the most random lineups I can remember in recent history. For starters the insane Wu-Tang Clan will be headlining outside with fellow hip-hop acts MC Overlord, Phranchyze, and Riders Against the Storm. Then the inside stage will feature some of Austin’s hot indie bands in the form of White Denim, The Authors, and Hundred Visions. I never thought I’d be saying White Denim and Wu-Tang in the same sentence… Unfortunately tickets are only currently available for the inside stage so maybe you can sneak between the two stages? My guess is that security will be a little more strict on the big difference in price between the two shows.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/01-Bring-Da-Ruckus.mp3]
Download: Wu-Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus [MP3]
While surfing the interwebs today, we found this crazy Band Camp site featuring a DJ/Producer who decided to mix some Wu-Tang Clan with a few Beatles samples. Sounds crazy huh? Well if nothing else you should at least get a good laugh out of the project. The idea apparently came from Tom Caruana who owns and runs a record label called Tea Sea Records. Tom definitely believes in bigger is better as the compilation features 27 free to download mash-up tracks. Sure the Grey Album may have been better produced and more relevant, but this thing is worth the download time. Funny stuff. Thanks to LHB for the heads up. I’ll hold off on posting any MP3 tracks as I could easily see legal issues coming this guy’s way just like they did for Danger Mouse.
Wu-Tang great RZA will be bringing his act to the live stage at Emo’ tonight. Buy tickets for RZA on Emos website. If you plan on being in attendance, drop us a line and let us know how it was.
Check out the RZA’s myspace page where you can hear some tracks off his highly anticipated new album Only Built 4 Cuban Link II.