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Music

Wu-Tang vs. the Beatles

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Following up on my previous mash-up post, here’s something that’s also really out there but has way more production value.  Tom Caruna presents Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles – Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers.

This one came to me courtesy of a post over at Metafilter, and I gotta say big-ups to them.

And as one commenter said

Holy shit, are you kidding? The Beatles mashed up with the Wu? PUT IT IN MY EARS.
posted by Tiresias at 11:36 PM on January 17

Sounds about right.  This is a decent album, as far as mashups go.  It doesn’t hurt your ears, and is pretty listenable.

There are a couple of real standout tracks on this album.  Release Yo Self, Run, and C.R.E.A.M are all really dope.  Though I think City High has to be my favourite track on the album.  A bunch of people seem to dig their version of Got Yo Money, but to me it sounds too cluttered and off-beat to make me happy.

You can stream the whole thing for free on the website, or download the whole album over there.  I’m going to go ahead and assume that this won’t remain up for too long, so go cop the album soon.

Hip-hop Film

Wu-Tang film coming out

Wu: The Story of The Wu-Tang Clan is a documentary film that traces the rise and fall of the infamous Wu-Tang clan.

It looks like a pretty interesting take on their storied career.  NPR reports that the film is partly a biography, and partly just a kick ass hip hop movie.

I appreciate their focus on the fact that the Clan came from Staten Island and did their best to represent it wherever they were.  At that time, hip hop was clearly more territorial than it is now, and there was a major feud between East and West Coast rappers.

Beyond just their various personalities, this film does a fantastic job of showing you all the ways Wu-Tang changed the game.  Both from an artistic perspective and a business standpoint.  Without their influence, emceees these days wouldn’t be able to hold all the copyright, or necessarily produce for others freely.  Hell, these kids apparently were all allowed to have their own solo deals on other labels.

That’s impressive.

Check the story out.