I’ve said they should’ve worked together years ago. When “The Blue Print 3” and “OB4CL2” dropped, I thought the two legends should do a remix for each other. Jay should hop on “Kiss The Ring,” and Rae should’ve been on “Empire State.” Alas, that never happened. But a complete new project could come about.
Last night, Lenny S Instagrammed this pic of Jay and Rae in the studio last night working on new music. Lets hope this leads to greatness.
“We workin on Real Rap shit over here. JAY x RAE #RocNation #Wu”
It was announced recently the the legendary threesome De La Soul were close to releasing new music and visuals. Next week, De La Soul drops “Get Away,” a track that addresses the lack of variety going on hip hop right now.
“I think it’s a great record to reintroduce ourselves with,” DJ Maseo told Rolling Stone. “It’s pretty much reflecting on the stage of hip hop at this moment: everything is redundant. Everything sounds the same.”
“[There's] no real lyrical content,” he expounded. “Everybody’s just doing business, not really creating.”
“Get Away,” which samples a skit off Wu-Tang Clan’s Wu-Tang Forever, comes as we begin to acknowledge De La Soul’s 25th anniversary. That’s 25 years of setting the pace and addressing wackness in the game. The new track will be released independently as part of monthly installments of new music and videos the group is distributing through YouTube and other social media platforms.
“Get Away,” drops before the crew hits the road with Ll Cool J, Public Enemy and Ice Cube as part of the Kings of The Mic tour.
De La Soul most certainly aint dead! The legendary threesome have been quiet since 2004, but are looking to make a spalsh back on the hip-hop scene with some new music and new visuals. The crew will release their single and video “Get Away” ft Sprit of the Wu-Tang Clan strictly through Youtube and social media platforms like Facebook and twitter.
The crew spoke with Rolling Stone right before a recent show in LA about their new music and why they choose a new way to get the music in the hands of the people.
Read the full story here
SOURCE: Rolling Stone
Raekwon is ready to drop his Ep, “Lost Jewelry.” Check out the artwork for the project. No guest features have been mentioned as of yet, but I’ll assume that Ghostface and some more usual faces will be part of the project.
– — – What happens when D-Block and Wu-Tang combine forces? You get probably one of the toughest clicks known to man, Wu-Block. The super teams self-titled album will drop November 13th and will feature contributions from both camps. This should be dope.
– — – Renowned producer, lyricist, director, and Abbott of the Wu-Tang Clan RZA has contributed significantly rare memorabilia to the upcoming interactive music exhibit ISLAND SOUNDS: A 500 Year Music Mash-Up. The exhibit, which will take place at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in RZA’s native Staten Island, is set to feature never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from one of RZA’s extraordinary pilgrimages to the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, China. Additionally RZA has donated a true piece of music history by allowing Snug Harbor to exhibit the keyboard used by the super-producer himself on Wu-Tang Clan’s seminal album Enter The Wu (36 Chambers). True hip-hop heads will not want to pass up this opportunity to see genuine artifacts from the Wu-Tang general.
In addition to RZA’s involvement in the exhibit, rare and historic items from several Staten Island artists will be on display for ISLAND SOUNDS including Force MDs’ trademark apparel, personal photos and awards, and an autographed LP of Born This Way by Lady Gaga. Snug Harbor will also showcase Gaga’s biopic, Mary The Night, and will hold displays on Eamon, Omin Child and Christina Aguilera, in addition to numerous displays of rare photos and gold/platinum albums from Staten Island musicians.
“We are excited and pleased to present this unique exhibit as a tribute to the countless artists who have played a role in Staten Island’s rich and varied musical history,” said Snug Harbor President and CEO Lynn Kelly. “The exhibit memorializes the contributions of these artists and defines the part they played and continue to play in our diversified culture. I urge everyone with an interest in music, pop culture and the history of Staten Island to come and enjoy the hundreds of unique pieces of memorabilia that make up the ISLAND SOUNDS exhibition.”
ISLAND SOUNDS: A 500 Year Music Mash-Up will begin it’s 18-month long exhibition on May 11, 2012 in the Main Hall of the Snug Harbor campus located at 1000 Richmond Terrace. Beginning May 12, the exhibit will be open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information about ISLAND SOUNDS: A 500 Year Music Mash-Up, please contact Lynn Kelly at (718) 425-3501. For more information about Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and a detailed schedule of events, please visit www.snug-harbor.org.
– — – “Shaolin’s finest” Raekwon stopped by the Breakfast Club to chop it with the team. Check out the full interview