Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Joe Young Drops One Mighty Music Video With Masta Killa.
The Wu-Tang Clan was once sprawling with talented affiliates. The nine-MC collective from New York City quickly made a way for others after establishing themselves in 1993. From Shyheim to La The Darkman, Sunz Of Man to Bronze Nazareth, there have been talented MCs, producers, and voices emerging from that family tree ever since.
In 2016, as the future of the Clan’s discography will be determined, Joe Young excites the brand in a refreshing way. Last month, Joe released “Crack Babies” with Method Man. That song, its dusty ’70s sample, and catchy chorus between hard-edged verses won over many. Then, weeks later, Joe followed with Cappadonna and Masta Killa on a “2.0” remix of the track produced by proven hit-maker Dame Grease (DMX, Nas, Styles P).
That formula is also true of “The Projects,” the second single from the just-released Invincible Armour. The newly-released video premiering at Ambrosia For Heads, is another Dame creation, assisted by Brooklyn’s Masta Killa. This visual goes right to the PJ’s, with some insider tools on how to survive. Unlike songs that simply use project houses as a factor to show rappers’ toughness, this one gets to the systems at play, and why making it out is a true testament to strength and perseverance. Masta Killa has been especially quiet in the 2010s, outside of Wu albums. This one counts, as the voice of “Jamel Arief” brings familiarity and that “W” stamp of approval to a potent side project.
Invincible Armour features an appearance from Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Additionally, Meth’, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, and others are involved.