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VIDEO: Wu-Tang Clan x Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… x Red Bull Music Academy

The Red Bull Music Academy hit me up and asked me if I wanted to host a panel with the Wu-Tang Clan discussing their seminal debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The answer to that question was obvious and this Wednesday (9/28), I made the trip to Shaolin Land to moderate a lecture was part of RBMA’s Five Out of Five Tour that features artist from each NYC borough, performing and discussing their classic albums, hence Wu-Tang Clan and Staten Island.

There was some minor drama with some Wu members being unaware of the panel (the group performed at the venue, Eve Lounge in Staten Island, that night), which led to the discussion’s focus shifting to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… since all the members on hand—Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa  and also Cappadonna—participated in creating the masterful album. The conversation was lively and many jewels were dropped.

Red Bull will be posting the lecture in its entirety but AllHipHop was on hand and already has a bunch of videos from the event up. Some choice moments include Wu-Tang revealing they too watch soap operas and Raekwon speaking on playing A&R for Nas as well as the creation of “Incarcerated Scarfaces” (above). There was also a portion where Ghostface recounted hitting a “grandfather deer” in New Jersey while listening to Cuban Linx for the first time that was hilarious, but isn’t up yet. God bless that deer.

BLATANT SELF-PROMOTION: A lot of this info and much more can be found in my book, The Wu-Tang Clan & RZA: A Trip Through Hip Hop’s 36 Chambers. Shout out to Allah Mathematics who was also on stage.

Ghostface Killah on “All My Children” and His Favorite Wu Album

Raekwon and Ghostface on the Importance of RZA

Raekwon on Nas and “Verbal Intercourse”

September 30, 2011 - Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. [...] News | September 30, 2011 by JLBarrow | 0 Comments My good brother Alvin “Aqua Boogie” Blanco hosted a panel on the making of Wu-Tang’s Enter The 36 Chambers for The Red Bull Music Academy. His book on The Clan is out NOW. In this clip Ghost and Rae talk about the importance of the RZA. More clips at Blanco’s blog SlangRapDemocracy. [...]

    Pingback by Raekwon and Ghostface on The Importance of RZA [VIDEO] | NODFACTOR.COM | October 1, 2011

  2. [...] ended up on the classic Verbal Intercourse. For the remaining clips head over to Aqua’s site Slang Rap Democracy. This entry was posted in Videos and tagged Alvin Blanco, Red Bull Music Academy, Wu-Tang Clan. [...]

    Pingback by Video: Raekwon on Nas & Verbal Intercourse [Red Bull Music Academy] | Block Muzik Radio | October 7, 2011


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