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Was Kendrick Lamar’s SNL Performance a Tribute to Method Man & ODB? RZA Speaks (Video)

Last week, Kendrick Lamar took the stage on Saturday Night Live and gave an incredibly dynamic performance of his current single, "i." The rendition featured a live band and Kendrick showcasing some of the choreography from the song's video. Strikingly, K.Dot also wore black eye contacts and his hair in... Read more

Bundle Up For The Album Sampler To Ghostface Killah’s 36 Seasons (Audio)

In three weeks, Ghostface Killah's 36 Seasons will be released by Tommy Boy Records. With AZ, Kool G Rap and Pharoahe Monch in the supporting cast, this is a lyrically-driven LP on paper. Similarly, with Lil Fame, 45 King, and The Revelations on the boards, beats appear to have a... Read more

Ghostface Killah To Drop A Hardcore Hip-Hop Album Really Soon, Unearths First Single (Audio)

This will have the Wu-Tang Clan controversy Heads abuzz... One week after W.T.C. is plotting A Better Tomorrow, Ghostface Killah will release 36 Seasons (December 9). What's more is that this LP teams Ghost with fellow New York City rhyme-monsters such as Kool G Rap, AZ, and Pharoahe Monch. Perhaps... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Is Still Out To Bring Da Ruckus, Taking A Page From KRS-One (Audio)

Hours after one of the New York City listening sessions for Wu-Tang Clan's A Better Tomorrow empties out, Heads are treated with new music. Put simply, "Ruckus In B Minor" is busy, and a lot to process. For starters, the beat changes sporadically throughout the song, arranged as a complex... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Has A History Of Iconic Artwork. How’s A Better Tomorrow Stack Up?

Wu-Tang Clan's album artwork, collectively and as individually artists, has been that of pop culture. Re-popularized on t-shirts, posters, and the like, the images of the New York Rap collective are as timeless as the verses from RZA and the family. It's been revealed that W.T.C's sixth album, A Better... Read more

RZA Freestyles Out Of The Blue During An Interview, Talks Battling Inspectah Deck (Video)

So MTV News opted to ask RZA about reported battles during the Wu-Tang Clan studio sessions for next month's A Better Tomorrow. The Abbott revealed that in a particular moment with Inspectah Deck, both RZA and Rebel INS turned to their phone files to pull out some rhymes and verses... Read more

DJ Green Lantern Makes a Soulful EDM Remix of Wu-Tang Clan’s C.R.E.A.M. (Audio)

Wu-Tang Clan and EDM? Sounds nuts, right? DJ Green Lantern takes their classic, C.R.E.A.M., and remixes it to the fullest. He preserves the soulfulness of the original sample (in some ways heightening it) and sprinkles in key soundbites from the hook and verses. The similarity stops there, though. He also... Read more

What Happened to Wu-Tang Clan’s Remix With Drake? The Wu Speaks (Video)

During the lead up to the release of Drake's Nothing Was the Same album, one of the things that had Head's most excited was the prospect of a collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan on Drake's song "Wu-Tang Forever." Despite confirmation from members of the Wu that the remix was official and... Read more

RZA, Raekwon & Ghostface Speak on How They Worked Out Their Differences (Video)

Last Winter, Wu-Tang Clan, specifically Raekwon and RZA, had some very public disagreements. Raekwon in particular lobbed some very vitriolic words toward RZA about the status of Wu-Tang Clan's new music and his concerns about how the Wu brand was being represented. Rae even went as far as to say... Read more

RZA Says Wu-Tang Clan’s A Better Tomorrow Album Due In November

According to a new interview with Billboard, RZA says that Wu-Tang Clan's first studio album in more than seven years will be for sale next month. The Abbott of the Wu told Billboard's Eric K. Arnold that A Better Tomorrow will release on November 28, which is the retail holiday... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Heads & Film Buffs Know This Lyric Compilation Ain’t Nothing Ta F’ Wit (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan is currently gearing up for A Better Tomorrow. Well, this compilation of film dialogue certainly makes for a better today. Released a while back, this amazing cut-and-paste video recreates the exact lyrics to 1993's "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing Ta F' Wit." What's as impressive is that the editor... Read more

Gravediggaz Heads Ask In A Mix… Who’s Nicer: RZA Or Prince Paul? (Audio)

Hip-Hop has produced some groups stacked with more than one dope producer. EPMD celebrated the funk-driven knock that was both Erick Sermon and Parish Smith. The Beatnuts has Psycho Les and JuJu, two Corona, Queens masters of psyche samples and percussion. D.I.T.C includes giants such as Lord Finesse, Buckwild, Showbiz... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Opens Up For The Daily Show, Then Premiers Ron O’Neal (Videos)

UPDATED with the recorded version of "Ron O'Neal" below. Jon Stewart presses all eight living members about the Wu-Tang Clan reunion (which isn't a reunion at all, technically speaking) for A Better Tomorrow. Interestingly enough, "The Daily Show" host directs some of the most pressing questions to Raekwon, regarding the... Read more

RZA & Faulkner Show What It Means To Be A New Yorker (Video)

Even with residences in New Jersey and California as well as extensive travel abroad, RZA is always a New Yorker. The Wu-Tang Clan Abbott helped helm a sound identifiable with the city in the early 1990s, and stayed shining a light on the unheard and under-represented parts of the city... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Breaks Down Their Film Connections, Early RZA & GZA Singles (Videos)

Nardwuar's infinite pursuit of interviews continues. The Human Serviette catches the Wu-Tang Clan backstage in Vancouver, British Columbia for a Q&A that RZA admits he greatly evaded. Perhaps Heads can see why in the final third of the interview. However, for the first 10 minutes, Nardwuar goes in on Kung-Fu... Read more

Ep. 3 of The Message Documentary Looks at the Complicated Relationship Between Women & Hip-Hop (Full Video)

Episode 3 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, examines the treatment of women in Hip-Hop, as well as the rise of mega Hip-Hop entrepreneurs. Artists like Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Missy are discussed, as well as Jay Z, Puff Daddy, Wu-Tang Clan and more. Guests include Nas,... Read more

Ep. 2 of The Message Documentary Covers East vs. West Beef, The Rise of The South & More (Full Video)

Part 2 of The Message, BET's 4-part documentary chronicling the history of Hip-Hop, covers the Bad Boy vs. Death Row beef, the rise of Southern Hip-Hop, the "bling" era, the attempted censorship of Rap music and more. The episode features commentary from Snoop, Uncle Luke, Master P, Juicy J, The... Read more

50 Cent & G-Unit Rip Their Next Joint Over A Vintage Wu-Tang Clan Deep Cut (Audio)

As they motion towards a reported third studio album, G-Unit is incredibly active. The reunited lineup of 50 Cent, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks has hopped on instrumentals from Hit-Boy, Trey Songz, and Drake in the last two weeks. Now, the Hip-Hop heads (remember that Fif's favorite rapper... Read more

Episode 1 of The Message Documentary Speaks on Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Run-D.M.C., LL Coo J & Much More (Full Video)

Episode 1 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, covers roughly the first decade of Hip-Hop. It addresses pioneers like Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Cold Crush Brothers and more. It also features several luminaries including Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier,... Read more

Ep 2 of The Message Documentary Covers The East/West Coast Beef, The Rise of Southern Hip-Hop, Censorship & More (Video)

Episode 2 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, covers the turbulent times in the 90's including the East Coast/West Coast feuds, misogyny in lyrics, corporate attacks on Rap music and more. It also details the rise of Southern Hip-Hop. Guests include Snoop, Uncle Luke, Master P, Juicy J, The Game,... Read more

Nas, RZA & More Discuss The Earliest Days of Hip-Hop in The Message Hip-Hop Documentary (Video)

BET's 4-part Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, premieres tonight at 10pm. Part 1 focuses on the early days of Hip-Hop and features Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier, Grand Wizard Theodore, Nas, MC Lyte, Questlove, Russell Simmons, Snoop, RZA, Sway, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Eve, Swizz Beatz... Read more

RZA Releases A Full Stream To A 4-Track EP Featuring Rockie Fresh, Tinashe & Others (Audio)

Amidst two Wu-Tang Clan albums, RZA refuses to slow down. The Abbott partnered with Dr. Pepper and Complex to make a four-song EP, Only One Place To Get It. The streaming, free downloadable EP finds RZA working with artists outside of the traditional Wu wheelhouse, including Maybach Music Group's Rockie... Read more

Can It All Be So Simple: RZA & Raekwon Are Clan Brothers Once Again!

This morning (May 12), Wu-Tang Clan's website blog has posted some news that Heads can rejoice about, complete unity within the legendary collective. The site writes, "Breaking news : Raekwon and Rza truce : Raekwon scheduled to hit studio to complete verses for album : A Better Tomorrow, Details coming!" While neither... Read more

There Is A Pop Superstar Heads Might’ve Missed From The Wu-Tang Clan Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Teaser…

Yesterday (May 6) brought the first listen (by "any civilians" anyway) of the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, Wu—Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Recorded and under lock and key in Marrakesh, Morocco, this one-of-one, open-market auction LP is helmed by longtime Wu affiliate Cilvaringz, who shared just under a minute of... Read more

The Open Auction Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Under Vaulted Lock & Key, But You Can Get A Taste (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan has announced two albums coming down the pipeline. One, said to be called A Better Tomorrow, is the subject of a rift between RZA and Raekwon that might leave the Chef out of Wu's studio kitchen for the first time in 21 years. The other, already completed recording,... Read more

Discover Which MC Lyricist Reigns Supreme As Hip-Hop’s Top Wordsmith (Infographic)

Matt Daniels, designer, coder, and data scientist at Undercurrent in New York, has just compiled the first 35,000 lyrics from 85 of the most well respected, sought after MC talents in the industry into one of the greatest user friendly infographics for Heads in some time, to discover who reigns... Read more

The Week in Hip-Hop Video (4/26/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video was fueled by the ultimate "tell 'em why you mad" video from Scarface, a vintage Dave Chappelle throwback and the RZA's response to Raekwon's recent criticisms. It also featured words from Chuck D, dope new videos from Rapsody, Locksmith, Jon Connor, Pharrell, Killer Mike, Schoolboy... Read more

RZA Gives Rae and The Rest Of The Wu 30 Days To Resolve Their Issues Or You Can Forget About “A Better Tomorrow”

RZA and Raekwon has spoken extensively over the last week about the struggle between Rae and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan. This came in response to a Raekwon interview with Rolling Stone, where the Chef had some sharp words for The Abbott. Most recently, RZA sat down in a... Read more

RZA Asks Several Fans’ Burning Questions Online

RZA steps into Reddit realm as aunthenticRZA for his first AMA Q&A in which he attempts to get answers to the simple question, "How can someone who is Hip-Hop stop being Hip-Hop?" Redditors, Wu-Tang, and RZA fans alike got rare access to The Abbott and sound off their thoughts on... Read more

RZA Responds to Raekwon’s Heated Comments with Class & Respect. Get This Knowledge (Video)

Last week, Rolling Stone released an interview with Raekwon where he had some incredibly sharp and heated words toward RZA, including Rae saying he was "on strike" from the Wu. Now, RZA has responded and he does so with class and dignity. This is a lesson in constructiveness from the... Read more

Raekwon ‘On Strike’ From Wu-Tang, Blasts RZA for ‘Mediocre’ Music

It seems Raekwon's frustrations with RZA have reached a boiling point. After directing some sharp words toward RZA in December, Rae recently sat down with Rolling Stone and had some scathing criticism of his Wu brother. See below for some quotes and head to Rolling Stone for the full article.... Read more

RZA Claims He’s Already Had A $5 Million Offer For The Wu-Tang Clan One Of One Album

Last week, AFH was among the first to report on a Wu-Tang Clan album, recorded in and currently stored in the nation of Morocco. Produced largely by longtime WTC affiliate Cilvaringz, the 31-track LP known as Wu: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin is reported to be only released on... Read more

RZA & Wu-Tang Clan Have A Recorded Album That Nobody Knows About, And They’re Only Selling 1 Copy?

Ready for the craziest news you've likely heard in 2013? Okay, here goes: Wu-Tang Clan has a new album. No, it's not the delayed A Better Tomorrow. Instead, this 31-track, 128-minute album was allegedly recorded in the country of Morocco, according to an exclusive report by Forbes staff writer and... Read more

Will There Ever Be Another Wu-Tang Clan Album? Each Remaining Member of the Wu Speaks…Candidly.

Grantland has written a definitive piece tackling the question weighing on the minds of Wu-Tang Clan fans for 6 years and counting: Will there ever be another Wu album? In order to answer the question, they conducted extensive interviews with each and every member of the Clan (as well as... Read more

Catch up on the Best in Hip-Hop Videos for the Week featuring RZA, Just Blaze, Young Buck, Pusha T, 9th Wonder, Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky, Slum Village & More (Video Playist)

This week in video brought one of the best lyric videos of the year from Childish Gambino, new music videos from Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Roc Marciano, Ka, Slum Village and Young Buck, interviews celebrating 20 years of Wu-Tang Clan and the 10th anniversary of Jay-Z's Black Album, and... Read more

RZA and Arsenio Hall Reminisce on 20 Years of Wu-Tang Clan (Video)

RZA sat down with Arsenio Hall to discuss 20-years of Wu-Tang Clan. Check out the video. Related: Method Man Returns to Where He Grew Up in Staten Island to talk Wu Origins (Video)... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Reflects On Place In Hip-Hop After 20 Years (Video)

Five members of the Clan, as well as Shyheim and Cappadonna reflect on the group's 20 years of greatness for Revolt. It's short quotes, but a nice montage that makes you catch the vibe of one of the active jewels of Rap. Masta Killa says it's "20 years at the... Read more

Remembering Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

There are certain albums in Hip-Hop that were complete game-changers. Run-DMC’s 1983 self-titled album ripped the Disco out of Rap and, with a new look of Kangol hats, leather jackets and shell-toed Adidas along with crossed arms and boasts of college pursuits, took ownership of the culture.  Five years later,... Read more

Drake Confirms Wu-Tang Clan Collaboration

Fresh off of releasing "Wu-Tang Forever," Drake confirmed to Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson that a remix is coming—during their sit-down interview (complete with audience). A person close to Drake also confirmed this on Twitter. For those playing at home, the Wu don't do a lot of guest appearances as a... Read more

Christian Rich – Superman ft RZA

RZA channels a fellow '91 alum (and Wu family friend) in MF DOOM in this colorful Christian Rich track. Not only does the beat call back to DangerDOOM, RZA's whimsical flow feels a lot like the KMD front-man. That's not to say this is biting, but just a cool reminder... Read more

The Almighty (Canibus, Cappadonna, Planet Asia, M-Eighty & Nino Graye) – Prelude to the 2nd Coming (Mixtape)

In all the hype over The Verse, this mixtape from The Almighty (Canibus, Cappadonna, Planet Asia, M-Eighty & Nino Graye) might have gotten lost in the shuffle. With tough beats and features from Styles P, Talib Kweli, Keith Murray, Raekwon, RZA and more, it is not to be overlooked. You... Read more

RZA – The Montreality Interview (Video)

The RZA gets the Montreality treatment. Check out the video and hear what he has to say about what kind of student he was, what he did with his 1st paycheck, his favorite superhero, the upcoming Wu reunion album and more. Related: Method Man interview with Montreality (Video)... Read more

Tony Touch – Unorthodox ft Raekwon, JD Era, Ghostface Killah & The RZA

Here's a little Wu magic for you. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and The RZA team up with JD Era on a track from Tony Touch's upcoming Piecemaker 3: Return of the 50 MC's. Check out Unorthodox. Related: Wu-Tang Clan Performs at the Fever Club in 1993 (Video) Unorthodox by Tony Touch... Read more

Talib Kweli – Rocket Ships ft Busta Rhymes (Prod. Busta Rhymes)

Talib Kweli and Busta Rhymes go in over a hard RZA beat. Check out Rocket Ships. Talib's Prisoner of Conscious album drops on Tuesday. Related: Talib Kweli – 5AM in Brooklyn (Audio) Click here to download... Read more

Method Man Performs Live in LA with RZA and Redman (Video)

Shout out to Method Man who celebrated his birthday last night by performing in Los Angeles with special guests RZA and Redman. Check out the video of performances of Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin Ta F*ck Wit and Rockwilder below. Related: Check out new music from Method Man, Redman, Ghostface, Cappadonna... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2012

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RZA – Sweat the World Interview (Video)

The Man with the Iron Fists is in theaters now and is highly entertaining. Here's an interview of RZA where he talks about the film, scoring Ghost Dog, learning from Tarantino, working with Kanye West, losing a bunch of beats he thought were his best, the making of the Wu... Read more

Ghostface Killah discusses a possible new Wu-Tang Clan album (Video)

RZA has made it clear he wants to do 1 last Wu album next November, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Enter the 36 Chambers. Now, Ghostface Killah share his thoughts on the potential project...It's looking like more and more of a reality. Check out the video. Related: Wu-Tang... Read more

RZA interview with Funkmaster Flex (Video)

Here are parts 1 and 2 of a 3-part interview of RZA by Funkmaster Flex. RZA discusses the origins of Wu-Tang Clan, how Man with the Iron fists interrelates with Wu, working with Quentin Tarantino and much more. Check out parts 1 & 2 of the video as well as... Read more

The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack (Full Album Stream)

A LOT of hot music has dropped from The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack over the last several weeks. Now you can listen to the whole thing. Here's a full album stream featuring new music from Wu-Tang Clan (together and solo), Kanye West, Kool G Rap, Pusha T, Freddie... Read more