The sixth annual 80/35 Music Festival lineup is here! The yearly downtown Des Moines music event has hit upon some eclectic notes for headlining talent with New York rap heroes Wu-Tang Clan, and the David Byrne & St. Vincent collaboration leading the way in 2013.The event takes place Friday, Jul ... More >>
Raekwon First Avenue, Minneapolis Sunday, November 4, 2012 For the closing of the afterparty of the first annual Twin Cities Sneaker.Art Exchange (TCS.AX) Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon the Chef was the main draw. Still, First Avenue only had maybe 75 people in it Sunday night and Raekwon was clearly ... More >>
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 >>
For the many who hold Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers among their favorites, Ghostface Killah's upcoming visit to Minneapolis is an event that'll be remembered for some time. Mark 4/20 on your calendar, and along with De La Soul coming, Cabooze is pulling to get that "flyover rap capital" thing re ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
One of the most celebrated acts in hip-hop history is returning for another winter rap extravaganza at Epic on Saturday, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. If you're interested in seeing the full Clan do their thing this weekend at what's sure to be a hot show, listen up -- here's how ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonAlmost exactly a year after the killa bees descended on Epic last winter, the Wu-Tang Clan plan a return to Minneapolis on January 7 this year. It takes brave souls to rap in the dead of winter in this town, but the New York crew is no stranger to snow -- or the warm sup ... More >>
Exactly one week after making a mysterious entrance onto the internets, Wugazi, the Wu-Tang and Fugazi mash-up project, has released a second track off their forthcoming 13 Chambers and offered up a few details about its origins. Though we knew Wugazi was somehow related to the Doomtree crew, we' ... More >>
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.
Much as DJ Premier has been doing for a year or more with his blog, the Wu-Tang Clan's new blog, launched April 4th, has been bestowing on us random gems of dusty footage, Wu-centric art, and retrospective greatness on a regular basis. Here's some of our favorites.
Photo by Erik HessOur parent company, Village Voice Media, went whole hog with their annual SXSW bash this year, moving it from its previous home at La Zona Rosa into the Austin Music Hall (which was also the site of last night's MTVu Woodie Awards), stretching out the event into the late-night h ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonWu-Tang Clan at Epic this past JanuaryOur sister paper, the Village Voice, typically hosts a free day party during SXSW, and the lineups have been pretty fantastic -- last year brought together the xx, Superchunk, Surfer Blood, and more. But this year, they are cranking up the ... More >>
Jen Boyles interviews Inspectah Deck.Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan talks to City Pages Web Editor Jen Boyles in an exclusive video interview backstage at the Wu's sold-out show at Epic Sunday night. Born Jason Hunter, he and his large and long-loved clan of New York rap personalities delivered a ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonWu-Tang ClanJanuary 9, 2011Epic NightclubFor a hip-hop collective with a back catalog as formidable as Wu-Tang Clan's, the potential is there, during a live performance, to just count on the fiery nature of your hits to carry you through a show. Playing the last gig of their ... More >>
The big news this weekend is tomorrow night's show at the 501 Club, which marks the last concert inside the venue before it closes down as well as the last gig for hip-hop duo MC/VL. But that's not the only thing going down this weekend -- here's a rundown of our top recommended shows happening F ... More >>
Propagating crap attempts at pop, rap, rock, or any other genre or sub-genre you care to name had become easier than ever.
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Shaolin monks, Iron Men and one perplexed MTV News correspondent.
This video cost 1.5 million dollars... for some reason.
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