Rapper Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan has unveiled the artwork and track listing for his upcoming album Twelve Reasons To Die, which will come out April 16th via Soul Temple Records. The album will feature Adrian Younge and was produced by RZA.
According to The Versed, “The album will come out in a number of formats including digital and CD as well as a Vinyl LP. The deluxe double CD will include a cassette and a comic book, while the collector’s edition will also include a poster and t-shirt.”
Head below for the artwork and track list. READ MORE
The full Coachella 2013 lineup has been unveiled and…well, it’s pretty boring. There are some pretty cool entries, such as the first ever live performance of How To Destroy Angels, or Ghost and I’d definitely be up for Bat For Lashes and Wu-Tang Clan, but not terribly much else pops out. Then again, I will fully admit that Coachella is not the type of festival that is aimed at my type of audience, so I’m sure there are countless thousands of people that are collectively crapping their pants at this festival. Below is the official poster with the full lineup.
The festival will take place April 12th-14th and again on April 19th-21st. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 29th here. READ MORE
Taking his legendary hip-hop skills on the road, Cappadonna
is currently on The Black Cloud Tour
, which also features Army of The Pharoahs
’ spitters, King Magnetic
and Block McCloud
as well as up and coming emcees, Kromeatose
and GQ AKA Nothin Pretty
. While on The Black Cloud, Cappadonna will be supporting his latest solo album, The Pilgrimage
, which dropped this past November via Chamber Musik/Fat Beats Records. Click here
for the full Black Cloud Tour schedule.
Check out an exclusive interview below where Cappadonna discusses some of his favorite horror films as well as some new martial arts movies.
Vibe.com is reporting that The RZA (Wu-Tang Clan) is directing, starring and co-writing ‘The Man With The Iron Fist’. He will also be providing the music and beats for the movie. The $20 million budget film centers around the RZA who is a blacksmith in a village, making weapons for the villagers to defend themselves. The movie will be produced by Quentin Tarantino and stars Lucy Liu and Russel Crowe. Filming is currently underway in China.
I don’t know about you guys, but I think this could be an awesome movie! I’m always up for a badass martial arts film hitting theaters and the cheesier it is, the more I love it!
1993 was a year in which Grunge was at its height and Nu-Metal hadn’t yet appeared. Some classic films released that year include Leprechaun, Cronos, Army of Darkness, Fire In The Sky, and, while not horror but still badass, Jurassic Park. Also that year were great music releases from Wu-Tang Clan (Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers), Depeche Mode (Songs Of Faith And Devotion), Candlebox (Candlebox), Sepultura (Chaos A.D.), amongst others. Overall, it was one hell of a year in terms of entertainment.
Let’s be honest with each other; for all intents and purposes, Tool should probably not be as huge as they are. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tool and have been listening to their music since ‘Undertow’ came out. Growing up, the video for ‘Sober’ terrified me and gave me countless nightmares. However, their style, their album release pattern, their visuals, all combines to form a musical entity that should not be popular. And yet, something about Tool has people consistently begging for more and craving each album to enter yet another musical journey. Admittedly, I’m one of those people. Having seen Tool six times in concert, I can completely attest to the power of their music not only as an aural experience, but when coupled with their visuals, as a powerful, almost meditative force.
Acclaimed DJ/producer, DJ Muggs, and Brooklyn’s heavy metal influenced hip-hop artist, Ill Bill, have teamed up for a collaborative full-length record, Kill Devil Hills, to be released on August 24th on Fat Beats Records. Produced entirely by DJ Muggs, Kill Devil Hills features guest appearances from B-Real, Raekwon, Sean Price, Everlast, Slaine, Chace Infinite, O.C., Q-Unique, Vinnie Paz, Sick Jacken, and more.
Throughout his distinguished career, Muggs has established a precedent for working hand in hand with artists and creating cohesive bodies of work, rather than spreading around beats from project to project. This rings true once again on Kill Devil Hills.
“I prefer getting in the lab and actually creating projects with people instead of just sending out beat CDs,” explains Muggs. “I’m a producer in the fullest extent, where I like to not only produce an album, but craft an album. Being able to start a record from the beginning and following through with it, making sure that all the songs complement each other. I’ve always come from making albums and producing my records; I’m still into that”