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DJ FILTHY RICH: A Clan Called Wu – Enter The Marauders (A Blendtape by DJ Filthy Rich)

DJ FILTHY RICH: A Clan Called Wu - Enter The Marauders (A Blendtape by DJ Filthy Rich)Another mixtape inside a week and from DJ Filthy Rich again to boot? Whatever is going on? Well, like the monkey keeps saying, so many release submissions come in, there’s only time and space for the dopest mixtapes and is it the monkey’s fault that Mr Rich decides to put out two such entities so close together? No indeed, and you will be thankful when you hear – deep breath – A Clan
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: ‘Return To The 37th Chamber’ (2017) + full album stream

EL MICHELS AFFAIR:  'Return To The 37th Chamber' (2017) + full album streamRating: ★★★★★ Have you heard the one about the funk and soul band who do covers of sampled beats by the hip-hop band who chopped up originals by old funk and soul acts?
Of course you have! Obviously the band in question are El Michels Affair – the house band of Leon Michel and DJ Akalepse’s excellent Big Crown
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WU-TANG CLAN: Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Deluxe 7″ Casebook (2017)

What to get the middle-aged Wu-Tang completist for their birthday? Surely, it’s got to be the RZA-approved Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Deluxe 7″ Casebook! Not a ‘book’ format case for six vinyl 45s containing all twelve tracks off the Wu’s debut LP? The very same. Any special features? Of course there are! How about a fifty-six-page book entitled Shaolinology written by
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METHOD MAN feat. RAEKWON & INSPECTAH DECK: The Purple Tape (2015)

The Purple Tape Method ManNot to be confused with Raekwon’s debut LP Only Built 4 Cuban Linx which went (in its distinctively-coloured original cassette version) by the name ‘The Purple Tape’ and featured Method Man, among others, the latest leak off Method Man‘s new album The Meth Lab is a track also called The Purple Tape and features Raekwon, among others. As if that’s not enough, one of those others is Method Man’s son – also
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RECORD STORE DAY: Wu-Tang Clan, Jurassic 5, Cypress Hill deluxe re-issues (2015)

J5 Slide box Quality ControlPrestige hip-hop re-issue label Get On Down, get on down for Record Store Day with three fat re-issues. One can well imagine vinyl junkies salivating at the prospect of a 7″ re-press of Cypress Hill’s Phunky Feel One/ How I Could Just Kill A Man with an embossed black skull outer sleeve for example. If that causes salivation however, a veritable pool of drool could well result
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THE CAPTAIN: Run (Moby vs. Wu-Tang Clan) (2014) Free download

Run Moby WTC The CaptainDespite the embarrassing publicity of the Costa Concordia incident, there are still Italian captains more than capable of piloting a reliable course. Once such is – er – The Captain who, here, hits upon the conceit of making a match between the one of hip-hop’s greatest storytellers, Ghostface Killah, with one of electronica’s baldes- I mean blues-iest, producers – Moby. With Run he safely
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GHOSTFACE KILLAH: ‘Murder Spree’ video + ’12 Reasons To Die’ album update (2013)

New Wu. Who knew? Actually, quite a lot of people but since Murder Spree off the forthcoming Ghostface Killah/ Adrian Younge LP 12 Reasons To Die only got leaked last night you might not have heard that yet – vid below. The album comes out on RZA‘s Soul Temple imprint in collaboration with the Get On Down label which has lately become synonymous with deluxe re-releases of
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METHOD MAN/ FREDDIE GIBBS/ STREETLIFE: ‘Built For This’ free download (2012) + The Man With Iron Fists OST tracklist

Here it is then, the first release off the soundtrack to RZA’s kung-fu flick The Man With Iron Fists. Featuring one of his many Wu-Tang buddies, Method Man, along with Freddie Gibbs and StreetLife, Built For This rocks a beat from Brooklyn soul band The Revelations (not to be confused with former Euro-girl band, The Revelations) who also collaborated with the
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GENIUS/ GZA: ‘Liquid Swords’ The Chessbox (2012)

Neither the first Wu solo effort nor even GZA’s first solo album, Liquid Swords has to be one of the best (as well as one of the most famous) LPs from the Wu-Tang Clan camp and now it’s getting a special edition re-release. The LP saw legendary mic manipulator GZA give it large on his favourite topics over thirteen of RZA’s trademark haunting loops and crisp breaks with snatches of ridiculously over-the-top dialogue from Shogun Assassin
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TOM CARUANA presents: ‘Black Gold’ Wu-Tang vs. Jimi Hendrix – Free download album (2011) + instrumentals

Rating: ★★★★★ It’s a legal minefield on this one as Tom Caruana continues his mash-up series and trumps both his Beatles/ Wu Tang and Okayplayer/ Bollywood efforts with a Jimi/ Wu soundclash. According to TC, “it features 2 exclusive tracks from Wu Tang affiliates Gab Gotcha & Young Dirty Bastard (ODB’s son)
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