The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack (Full Album Stream)

One of the most buzzed-about film soundtracks in quite some time, RZA’s massive all-star lineup has really upped the hype for what actually looks to be a decent film regardless. We’ve caught various individual releases from this, including the throwback stylings of Kanye West’s White Dress and a punchy collaboration between Joell Ortiz, Pusha T and Raekwon, whilst many others have dripped out too.

Wait no longer for the rest, as you can stream and buy it right now. With the rest of the OST including the likes of The Black Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Idle Warship, Corinne Bailey Rae and of course the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan, there’s undoubtedly a great mix of genres here to suit all. Stream and purchase the entire thing right here, right now.

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RZA's The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack Tracklist

Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With The Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA—alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takes-all battle for a fortune in gold. The film arrives on November 2, 2012.

I saw the trailer for this a little while back and frankly, it looks epic. Normally projects like this can be pretty shoddy, but RZA’s clearly surrounded himself with the right people and properly committed to this, and the sheer scale of the names involved in both the film and the soundtrack suggests he’ll pull this off with considerable success. The tracklist features a fantastic roster, including Kanye West, Pusha T and of course the Wu-Tang Clan; click below for the full list, where you can also grab a free download from the OST.
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Wu Legends - Live in London

The Wu Legends tour rolls into London this Friday (13th July), with four of the most gifted members of Wu Tang performing live at the HMV Forum, Kentish Town.

Featuring Method Man, Ghostface, Raekwon, and GZA, we’ve been promised a performance spanning ‘Liquid Swords’, ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Lynx’, ‘Supreme Clientele’, and ‘Black Out’ so this is one not to be missed by ‘heads. If that wasn’t enough, OTU will be in attendence…

Support from Riz MC.

Tickets available at Ticketmaster and HMV tickets.

Wu Legends and Riz MC will also play dates at

-14th July Manchester HMV Ritz
-15th July Birmingham HMV Institute

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Quick Throwback: Wu-Tang Clan-Protect Ya Neck (Bloody Version)

Posting this has actually made me realise how much of a hip-hop geek I am. Twitter followers and friends will know I’ve been searching for this for ages. For some bizarre reason, the original album-version of Protect Ya Neck isn’t entirely ‘dirty’ and features some censorship particularly over ODB’s bars (nothing new there). So anyway, I’ve finally got my mitts on this and feel it’s only right to share it with the other hip-hop geeks out there. Apart from the censorship, the joint is identical save the ending which rolls on for 40-odd seconds more. Definitely for the Wu-Heads this one.

Wu-Tang Clan-Protect Ya Neck (Bloody Version)

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Wu-Tang Performing Gravel Pit At Glastonbury [Video]

As the UK’s BBC pioneers to slowly strip down everyone’s free will I was going to post a 40 minute long video of Wu’s set at Glastonbury over the weekend. Alas, the BBC picked up their solitary rotary dial telephone to call someone at YouTube to politely request that that said footage was removed. Up there with the Daily Mail for everything that’s backward with the UK.

What I have managed to find is a 2:21 clip of the Method Man show performing Gravel Pit, presumably the track the BBC and Glastonbury thought was the Wu’s best work (*shrugs*).

Warning: Contains very strong language like ‘ass’.

Rant over.

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Wu-Tang Live In London [Video]

6 minutes of footage from Wu-Tang’s performance at The Forum in London last night.

OTU had people in attendance so expect a little something exclusive coming soon.

All I can say here is that Mef looked pretty hungry up there last night. Now I’ve got to go listen to 36 Chambers.

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Mick Boogie-93 Til’ Infinity Mix

Apologies for the lateness: I didn’t know it existed until I saw an email from Mick earlier!

“Mick Boogie, known for his eclectic DJ sets and amazing mixtapes, is also an avid basketball fan and a video game junkie. With the recent return of the classic 90’s arcade game NBA JAM (now refreshed and remixed for 2010), Mick was inspired to put together a mixtape of classic and rare 90’s remixes that serve as the soundtrack to where we were back in the day.  Being that NBA JAM dropped in 93, Mick’s decision to call the mix “93 Til’ Infinity” was the only appropriate choice! In addition to the mixtape, Mick collaborated with vintage t-shirt designers Homage to create a limited edition NBA JAM/93 Til Infinity inspired tee to celebrate the release of this mix and the videogame.  You can find the shirt here”.

You can grab the mixtape here, and view the tracklist after the jump below.
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Twitter: A Hip-Hop Revolution

There are some things in life you come to expect. Your mum doing your washing, prolonged rain spells, Christmas on the 25th December, Raekwon sending out a tweet. Wait. What? Yes people, it would be strange for me to visit my Twitter and there be no daily/hourly/minutely (believe me, some do it *cough* Noreaga) tweet from at least one of the many hip-hop artists I happen to follow.

Since the 140 character micro-blogging phenomenon stormed the Internet in 2006, a wide range of celebrities have been using the social networking site with popular persons such as Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears amongst some of the first to join in the Twittermania. But it’s not only film and (one-time) pop stars who took to Twitter. MC Hammer held the hip-hop Twitter-torch for a while all on his own before others started to see the value that it brought in promoting their work and connecting with fans.

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Throwback Thursdays Vol 25

Unfortunately I now find myself embroiled within my finals so the next three TT’s may be slightly more on the shorter side. That doesn’t mean for one second I’m going to skimp on the audio side of things though.

As promised from last week, today I’ve got a very clever track from GZA’s critically acclaimed sophomore Liquid Swords (contrary to popular belief, his debut was in fact Words From The Genius in 1991).

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Throwback Thursdays Vol 24

Having yet to dedicate a TT to my favourite hip-hop act it’s fair to say I’m a little bit like a kid in a toy store right now. I can only apologise in advance for what may come across as a rather biased review.

Out of all Mobb Deep’s back catalogue (and what a back catalogue!) I wouldn’t have predicted I would be dropping this one. It is, without doubt, a banger. However, ‘banger’ isn’t always the term I would associate with the Mobb. ‘Gritty’ and ‘harrowing’ are much more on point (I’m yet to hear a more perfect example of these words than the Hell On Earth LP). The point is, and bare with me there is one, is that Quiet Storm signals an end of an era. Many (and I’m not sure where I fall on this) feel Quiet Storm was Havoc’s last first-class beat. Others savour Quiet Storm as a dying breed (released March 1999) before hip-hop as we knew and loved was changed forever. Wherever your opinion lies, no one can deny Mobb Deep’s contribution to hip-hop. → Continue Reading

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Throwback Thursdays Vol 18

Who thinks Fat Joe is wack? Think again.

It is understandable to form this opinion for any artist who you have to overlook their past six efforts to see the diamond in the rough. Unfortunately Joe is within this category, an exemplified instance of ‘selling out’ via the popular medium of ‘ringtone rap’. However under the alias ‘Fat Joe da Gangsta’, Joe wasn’t always like this…

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Final Mathematics / Wu Installment

About to get pretty Wu’d up in here over the next two posts. Not only do I have the final installment of the DJ Mathematics’ Return of the Wu & Friends with two more exclusives ready for you to sink your teeth into, but up next is my favourite drop from Inspectah Deck’s latest LP. Stay tuned for a medley of Wu-gasms.

Both these tracks feature a core of the original Wu members. Mathematics does a great job on the boards, keeping that true Wu formula intact. Real Nillaz is a real treat.

Wu Tang Clan – All Flowers

Wu Tang Clan – Real Nillaz

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Throwback Thursdays Vol 14

Ghostface Killah: One ninth of the hardcore, street sounds of the Wu Tang Clan. So I’m going to drop some heavy, rapid-fire Ghost track from perhaps Supreme Clientele? Or maybe the high-energy Run with Jadakiss from his Pretty Toney album? I could have. They do after all depict Ghost as we have come to know and love.

You know me by now though; that would be too easy. This is a show stopper. A real classic…

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Wu Tang – Return of the Wu & Friends

New Wu on the horizon kids and kidettes. Wu producer DJ Mathematics is bringing the heat with a new wu project, complete with exclusives, recorded between 2000 through to 2008. I’m expecting some nice remixes on this joint and look forward to its release date on 16th Feb of this year. After the click is the track listing. Be sure to check it.

The single Clap 2010 can be copped right below and features the wu heavyweights Rae, Meth and Ghost. (It states U-God makes an appearance so unless over time my ears have become immune to his ‘standing-out-like-a-sore-thumbness-shitness’ then I must be mistaken). Although I’m really looking forward to the album dropping next month, I’m actually relativley disappointed with this remix. Although saying that, I wasn’t crazy about the original. I guess that’s why it was only a hidden bonus track (3:53 onwards – but don’t skip it because the outro Jah World is awesome)…

Wu Tang Clan – Clap 2010

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Ajay-182's Best of '09

In what can best be described as a fitting coincidence given the retrospective nature of this particular post, 2009 was very much a year of hindsight. I rediscovered artists I’d neglected, I discovered artists who I’d simply ignored, but most importantly I began to see the fundamental flaw in my appreciation of music (especially hip-hop) and how I probably got it wrong.

Don’t make the same mistakes. Click on to grab some unmissable tracks, and of course my discoveries from the year gone by. I’ve thrown in a couple of lists too, as I know some of you can’t deal with excess reading.

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Lloyd Banks and Raekwon Freestyles

Continuing a very hip-hop oriented day with two new freestyles. Lloyd Banks takes on the Slaughterhouse machine’s Microphone, whilst Raekwon delivers some bars on 50 Cent’s Crime Wave.

More importantly, who would win in a fight between these two? I know Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ to f**k with, but Lloyd Banks has got a speed advantage on the heavy-set Raekwon. Something to think about.

Lloyd Banks-Microphone Freestyle

Raekwon-Crime Wave Freestyle

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Throwback Thursdays

Ready to re-live the 90’s? Thursday Throwbacks are here. Whether you grew up in the era or were just too young to appreciate hip-hop, we’ve got something for everyone. The main purpose of Thursday Throwbacks is to reminisce on the classics and pay homage to the artists who took the genre to the next level.

It aims to educate the uneducated with some background on each track, but if you’re an East Coast ‘Head’ like me then sit back, grab a beer and let the good times roll. We will begin today with the track which grasped hip-hop back from the West Coast and paved the way for things to come…
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New Masta Killa

It’s been a slow few weeks for good music eh? (Cudi/Trey/Raekwon albums aside)

Thankfully, the underground have been keeping us provided with quality music (keep your eyes peeled for UGHH Pt. 6 soon!), and as promised here is the second of two Wu-Tang Clan goodies (click here for the first). Masta Killa’s Made In Brooklyn is one of the best solo albums from any Wu member, so I was pleased to see new material from him. Thankfully, that pleasure remained after hearing the track, which is definitely enjoyable.

Masta Killa-Things Just Ain’t The Same

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New(ish) Ghostface Killah

I say ‘ish’ because I’ve been sitting on these tracks for about a week. My bad.

Two tracks below from Mr. Killah, both of which are set to be on his upcoming ‘R&B-styled album’  Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City.

Also, this is part 1 of 2 Wu-Tang Clan-related posts. Stay tuned for new Masta Killa later.

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Underground Hip-Hop Part 2

You may recall some time ago, I wrote a post in which I put up a couple of tracks from some underground hip-hop artists that you might have missed.

Well, it’s back again, and there are some artists in here that you’ve probably never heard of, and some you may have. Either way, between them they provide music to suit a variety of hip-hop styles.

The same theory applies to this post as applied to its predecessor: This is merely my way of sifting through the hundreds of artists that drop tracks daily and showing you a few more to check for. Check them out and broaden your horizons.

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