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GZA (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Brother Ali has used over 4,700 unique words in his lyrics

    A deep hip-hop vocabulary has always set apart more exploratory artists like Outkast and Wu Tang Clan from the repetitive missives of Soulja Boy, but it was always a theoretical debate. Now, if there weren't already enough ways to pass judgment upon and categorize rappers, data Scientist Matt Danie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The best of Coachella 2014

    Round one of Coachella is over and damn, was it a good one! We're all soar, sunburned and smiling. Here's the best of what we saw during another memorable weekend in Indio.See also:The 50 most beautiful people at Coachella

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Raekwon tops Twin Cities Sneaker.Art Exchange in November

    The Wu loves coming to the Twin Cities. This year alone has featured three visits from Ghostface (including Soundset with Raekwon the Chef), a RZA show, and a GZA performance just a couple weeks ago. Now, Raekwon is coming back in early November as the featured guest at the first annual Twin Cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    GZA at First Avenue, 9/20/12

    GZA with Bear Hands, Sweet Valley and Killer Mike First Avenue, MinneapolisThursday, September 20, 2012Without a word to the cheering, three-quarters full audience, dressed simply in baggy jeans and a grey, Pringle of Scotland sweater, Wu-Tang Clan heavyweight GZA (neé Gary Grice) stepped onstage a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debut

    Related:*How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival*Danny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-Unit*Big K.R.I.T. on country rap, dream cars, and playing SoundsetBy Mike MaddenRealizing Bambu deliberately released his debut album, self untitled..., 10 years after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW coverage ahead

    ​You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that nearly every building gets used as a music venue during the annual music festival. And starting Thursday, writers and photographers from the music blogs of the Village Voice Media empire plan to go to as many of them as we possi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Wu-Tang Clan at Epic, 1/7/12

    ​They might be battle-hardened rap assassins, but the Wu-Tang Clan aren't above having a good time.  The Clan were clearly up for a party on Saturday night at Epic, with Method Man admitting that hip hop is supposed to be fun:  "Since when are hip-hop fans too cool to put their hands in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Wu Tang's Inspectah Deck talks new album & retirement

    ​ The Wu Tang Killa Bees are on the swarm and headed toward Minneapolis tomorrow, and among the crew members ready to deliver a hot set of old favorites and new jams at Epic is Staten Island native Inspectah Deck. Whereas counterparts Method Man and Ghostface are known for their hyped-up character ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Doomtree unveils new project: Wugazi

    ​Two artists (Fugazi & the Wu Tang Clan) near and dear in every way to millions of peoples' hearts and minds, smooshed together by the Cities' most-favoritest cadre of shape shifters? We'll bite.

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    January 5, 2011
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    January 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Odd Future, "Sandwitches"

    ​Odd Future is a rap collective from California that released a new song today. They don't have a Wikipedia page. Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Jasper, Mike G, and Wolf Haley are some smart, spleenful skateboard kids that have recently been shouted out by GZA, cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Muja Messiah announces record release, debuts 'Gary Coleman'

    ​I was introduced to Muja Messiah when I saw him open for GZA's "Liquid Swords" tour some years ago (two? three?). Expecting so much out of Gary and getting so much from Muja was a complete letdown and lucky surprise in equal turns. Muja's wry and lithe stage presence, crux, and flow haven't y ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2009
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    November 25, 2009
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    October 15, 2009

    Mashups of the Week: GZA & Johnny Cash

    GZA commissions the Hood Internet for new track, Johnny Cash vs. QOTSA & more of the week's best mashups.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    The Popstream Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit

    Shaolin monks, Iron Men and one perplexed MTV News correspondent.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    May 1, 2009: Mastodon & Justice Jam

    Photos of recent Mastodon & Franz Ferdinand shows & U of M's Justice Jam lineup announced.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Minnesota Mixtape 2008

    Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2008
  • Music

    September 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2007

    Over the Weekend: 12/17

    Reviews of the weekend's big events, including Wu-Tang Clan, Andrew Bird and the Doomtree Blowout.

  • Music

    December 12, 2007
  • Calendar

    December 5, 2007
  • Music

    August 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2007

    Rock the Bells (Wu Tang)

    Wu Tang at the Myth Nightclub Review by Jordan Selbo Better Than: A sharp stick in the eye, as I always say.

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    July 25, 2007
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    June 6, 2007
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    April 11, 2007

    Dark Star

    Wrong image, wrong religion, wrong city: Meet Brother Ali, hip hop's unlikely savior

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Meet The Musicians

    Checking in with some Minnesota music makers

  • Movies

    June 2, 2004

    A Movie Under The Influence

    'Coffee and Cigarettes' catches a momentary buzz

  • Music

    December 13, 2000

    Keep It Like a Secret

    On their new reunion disc, The W, the cryptic Wu-Tang Clan make a sly feint at intelligibility

  • Music

    April 5, 2000

    Mad Lib

    Wallabies, cherry nooses, tai chi black blades: The Ghostface Killah story

  • Music

    October 6, 1999

    Wu Weary

    New albums by the Genius, Inspecta Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and U-God fail to Wu the Clan's public

  • Music

    October 14, 1998
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    April 16, 1997
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    January 24, 1996
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