PREVIOUS | Wu-Tang Clan – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin
It isn’t a secret that the Wu-Tang Clan haven’t been the best of friends over the years. From reported fallouts dating back to as early as 2008, the most recent truce was made between RZA and Raekwon as reported by Rolling Stone. RZA explained the differences were due to a lack of communication (something that appears to be continually an issue for the Wu) however, a truce has been called and the two artists will continue work on the Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming album “A Better Tomorrow” which is set to drop in July 2014. Hip-Hop Kings have previously reported the secret Wu-Tang Clan album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” and you can watch the 51 second preview of the album below.
Chart topping duo Chase and Status have released a new single today featuring Wu-Tang Clan legend Raekwon and new talent Knytro in a track titled “Gangsta Boogie Remix”. Taken from the the original which was Chase and Status’ seventh track on their third studio album “Brand New Machine”, Raekwon (aka the Chef) provides the rawness we expect from the Wu-Tang Clan member. In related news, Forbes previewed a 51 second clip of the Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming secret album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” which you can listen to on the link above. You can also listen to Chase and Status – Gangsta Boogie Remix ft Raekwon and Knytro on the soundcloud player below.
This is a brand new single from Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface called “Slim Thick Remix”. Reworking the original by Fabolous, Raekwon and Ghostface drop their verses and producer credits go to Frank G and Roadsart. News also surfaced recently about a new Wu-Tang album called “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” which will release ONE copy. Read more about the secret Wu-Tang album on the link above. However, you can also listen to Raekwon and Ghostface – Slim Thick Remix on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron [Deluxe]
Big news in the world of Hip-Hop as Schoolboy Q has announced his first major album release titled “Oxymoron” which will be available to fans next week (Tuesday 25th February). Schoolboy Q has teamed up with Raekwon for the single “Blind Threats” which will be featured on Oxymoron, which was streamed in full on Peter Rosenberg’s Hot 97 show. You can pre-order Schoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron” album from the link listed above. However, you can listen to SchoolBoy Q ft Raekwon – Blind Threats on the YouTube player below.
Download | Birds Eye View
I’m not sure a better lineup has existed. A mix of old and new school combine to create a brilliant single taken from Statik Selektah’s upcoming album “Extended Play”. The track is titled Birds Eye View, and Wu-Tang’s Raekwon, Pro Era’s Joey Badass and The Roots legend Black Thought join Statik Selektah for an amazing collaboration which will delight Hip-Hop fans worldwide. Make sure you download the single from the link above, and you can listen to Statik Selektah ft Raekwon, Joey Badass and Black Thought – Birds Eye View on the audio player below.
Following the release of Raekwon’s “Lost Jewlry” EP, I wanted to share track five from the record titled “Die Tonight”. Production credits go to Frank G who also produced the track “Lead Season” and featured alongside a list of well established and upcoming producers on the EP. Lost Jewrly has been made available as a free download through Complex Mag who premiered the release. HHK fans will remember the interview I conducted last year which can be watched on the youtube link above, however you can view the artwork and download link for Raekwon – Lost Jewlry above, and you can listen to Raekwon – Die Tonight on the soundcloud player below.
During the Wu Legends tour of the U.K, Ryan Maxwell of Hip-Hop Kings met with Raekwon in Manchester during the afterparty at Antwerp Mansions. Raekwon is asked about any upcoming music from him as a solo artist, and any planned collaborations with the Wu Tang (Check Wu Block here -http://bit.ly/ODSGUF). Raekwon is also asked about his label Ice/H20 and which artists he’s pushing at the moment. Lastly Raekwon speaks about which underground artists are inspiring him, and shouts out Hip-Hop Kings at the end. You can watch the Raekwon interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
Friday 13th will be spent staying in-doors. Not because I’m worried about the myth, but because I’m on a Wu-Tang Clan hype ahead of their show in Manchester, UK tomorrow at the HMV Ritz. I wanted to share the newest JD Era track which features Raekwon titled “The Greatest”. Released through Raekwon’s IceH20 Records, the single has been supported by all the major blogs and websites in the Hip-Hop world, and Raekwon will be pushing JD Era in the forthcoming months with brand new music (watch this space). You can watch JD Era ft Raekwon – The Greatest on the youtube player below.
In one of the biggest Hip-Hop concerts expected this year, Mean Fiddler present Wu Legends featuting Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and GZA live in Manchcester on Saturday 14th July. The HMV Ritz will be host to the four Hip-Hop legends, who will be playing old AND new music, and return to Manchester after a sell-out event last year at The Academy. All signs are pointing towards another sell-out show, so please grab your tickets while they’re still available from the link above. Also fans are invited to the official after party at Antwerp Mansion with a live performance from Raekwon (Click HERE) for info. You can view the official flyer for the Wu Legends here.
As we approach the release of Vast Aire‘s highly anticipated “Ox 2010 – A Street Odyssey” Vast Aire has teamed up with the second half of Cannibal Ox Vordul Mega, and the legendary Raekwon for the single “Thor’s Hammer”. Vast Aire has leaked a number of tracks prior to the album, including “Nomad” and “I Don’t Care” with Capadonna amongst others. Look out for an exclusive Vast Aire interview with Hip-Hop Kings in the very near future. You can listen to Vast Aire ft Raekwon and Vordul Mega – Thor’s Hammer on the audio player below.