Raekwon talks about Nas on Cuban Linx

Although I almost didn’t post this because of the Reebok sponsorship, I did feel it was important enough for all 20 of your KTL readers to hear Rae speak on how Nas came apart of the Verbal Intercourse record. Rae speaks in only the way he knows how to, expect some nonsensical slang and “booms” to be said.

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Posted on August 25th, 2011

Raekwon – RESPECT Interview

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Elliot Wilson got a chance to speak to the Chef about his growing up “Wu” and the work behind his latest project, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.  This is an excerpt from the RESPECT magazine interview.  Which is one the few print mags I still effs with. Props to RR for the link.  If you want another dope interview w/ Rae, check out The Rap-Up’s one-on-one.

 

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Posted on April 18th, 2011

Method Man – Where I’m From

Where I’m From x Clifford Smith from Gasface on Vimeo.

Since I made a slight dig at Method earlier, I thought it was only appropriate that I reconcile by putting a post about him. He reads the blog everyday and I can’t have him jeopardize my budding DJ career with some freestyle dis that would show up on other blogs. So, I’m keeping the bottom of my soles clean, playing it like they do in Rome. OH! After the jump, Mef talks about Biggie and Pac. Enjoy!

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Posted on March 10th, 2011

Raekwon – Molasses

 

 

Raekwon dropped a gem of a track with this one.  At first,  I was weary that Rick Ross but unlike Lupe Fiasco, Ross seems to be getting better with each album. The new Raekwon album has a new Nas/Raekwon collabo which I will let you get the album to hear.  (source)  Sorry for the slow posting.  Dealing with some personal stuff, tons of work, and recently had to replace my wallet/phone.  Thanks for the support.

 

Raekwon – Molasses

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Posted on March 2nd, 2011

Wu-Tang on All Things Considered

Download: Wu-Tang on NPR’s All Things Considered (mp3)

It seems after Jay-Z’s Decoded broke the seal for NPR’s intimidation of hip-hop. So why not go for one of the most influential and gulliest groups of hip-hop? Go big or go home, right? The piece is entertaining and if you are a guru of all things Wu-related, you probably won’t find much new info here.  But, now you have a cool talking point to your boss who listens to NPR on the drive to work. Source.

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Posted on January 31st, 2011

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

The ReIntro Part 2 ends my two-part mix for my fellow lovers of hip-hop who are hesitant to give the new generation of MCs, DJs, and producers an open ear (much less heart).  Like many of us who grew up on this culture, we’ve been scorned. We see the art being substituted for commerce. Our exclusive “club” of friends and associates who you recognized loved hip-hop because of the way they nodded their head is now accessible to your grandparents and other unrecognizables. My effort here is to let my circle of influencers, my 5%ers, know that the music we love is well and strong. The quality is now in the minority but the impact is no less effective.  While Part 1 focused on earning your respect and was a subtle, approachable blend; Part 2 pushes the listener to engage in the lyrics and beats like we did when we walked the streets with headphones or in our rooms with speakers on blast.  Partake!  Tracklisting after the jump.

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

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The ReIntro Part 1 – DJ Franchise

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Posted on December 10th, 2010

Stretch & Bobbito – Final/20th Anniversary Show

Last night was an iconic night for hip-hop.  The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito show reunited for a final hurrah before the doors were closed.  They went to their original time slot (1am to 5am EST) with a few homies, then kept it going for one more hour. They did what they normally did on the show – busted out jokes, played freestyles, and ridiculed callers.  Combat Jack & DP, who were doing their radio show on Thursday night, even called in – it was that big.  By 2am (PST), the internets, hip-hop heads, and fellow DJs were on their laptops listening to show.  It was a familiar feeling to listen to a radio show with your friends in the late night, feeling you were the only ones privy to this culture.  There was a dope twitter discussion between Platurn, Matthew Africa, Byze One and myself about the impact (or lack of) the show had on the West Coast.  Props to Ivan Rott for the stream.  Shout out to the West Coast Radio pioneers – KDAY, Wake Up Show, & Friday Night Flavas.  Salute to AtotheL & Fool’s Good for the content.

Stretch & Bobbito – Final/20th Anniversary Show

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Posted on October 22nd, 2010

RZA speaks on Wu Dictatorship ’92-’97

At an interview at with the Splash Festival and Red Bull Academy, RZA explains his “dictatorship” over the Wu and why the Wu was more impacting then. His example of Method Man was a poignant one. In some other clips, he talks about working with Nas, Kanye, Quetin Tarantino, and Raekown.

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Posted on August 9th, 2010

DJ Franchise – Set from Guerrero Gallery (SF)

Hello to our 32 readers! I broadcasted my set from Guerrero Gallery (http://guerrerogallery.com/) last week. Lucky for you, I also recorded it also. Sound Quality is not at THX levels but I think you’ll enjoy it regardless. Some classic hip-hop to brighten up your day. Feel free to leave comments below.

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Posted on May 25th, 2010

Wu-Massacre – Our Dreams (Video)

In honor of the release of Wu-Massacre from Method Man, Ghostface, & Raekwon, I present to you the “Our Dreams” video. I’ve heard bits and pieces of the album but stayed away from downloading it to support the crew. Directed by Rik Cordero, this keeps in the same Se7en theme that the trailers did a few months ago. Enjoy and support!

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Posted on March 30th, 2010