Thisis50 sat down with Ghostface Killah, who discussed his current relationship with the Wu-Tang Clan, Staten Island compared to other boroughs, how he’s changed since he first started in the game, his new album ‘Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City’, and more. “We still cool, we kick it,” Ghostface said of the Wu. “But we don’t see each other like how it used to be. We all got our own careers going, and everyone’s trying to go in their own direction and try to make it to the top.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Wu-Tang Clan are out with the new track ‘Harbor Masters’, featuring Ghostface, AZ and Inspectah Dec, off the New York City based hip hop group’s upcoming album ‘Chamber Music’, out next year. Listen via YouTube below.
Wu-Tang Clan are out with their new mixtape ‘8 Diagrams’, and the Staten Island based group are making its 29 tracks available for listening and free downloading online. ‘8 Diagrams’ the album is scheduled for release through Street Records Corporation on December 11th and features eight of the Clan’s original nine members: RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Masta Killa. Listen/download to the mixtape below the fold.
The Wu-Tang Clan are set to release their first album since 2001, and the first since the death of Ol’ Dirty Bastard in 2004. “He left a piece of himself in each and every one of us,” group member RZA told Billboard of ODB. “Even in the performance of some of the lyrics, you’ll hear a style or attitude that he injected.”
Wu-Tang Clan performed at the 2005 Festival im HB on September 16th at Main Train Station in Zürich, Switzerland. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Before the release of their debut album ‘Enter The 36 Chambers’ in 1993, the Wu Tang Clan struggled to find a label that wanted to sign a group of nine MCs from Staten Island. “Honestly, we didn’t have anybody chasing us until after we dropped the single ‘Protect Ya Neck’ and we got a little air time and then the streets chose us,” Method Man tells Australia’s Beat magazine. “You know man, the streets chose us and then the record labels came but we went with Loud cos they seemed like the best at the time.”
Wu-Tang Clan’s U.S. manager, Eric Wilson at Evolution Talent, shot down rumors of a reunion tour. “Method Man is doing a TV show and Ghostface Killah is touring with Linkin Park,” he told The New York Post. “As far as I know there is no Wu-Tang tour.”
The Wu-Tang Clan’s original lineup reunited onstage Saturday for the first time in four years. Though there’s been some verbal jabs exchanged between a few of the members over the past few years, RZA said a new album isn’t out of the question. “If the fans want it, I think it’s possible,” he said after the show. “Take an MTV poll, see what the people want.” Vote at MTV.com.
Wu-Tang Clan performed at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on Thursday (July 8). Check out pictures from RexFeatures.