And another one. The Liquid Sword collection of samples. This one includes a lot of samples I myself did not have. Mainly because I never really searched for them. So this is a good chance of updating it.
Kudos to Hip Hop is Read for doing this. Greatly appreciated. Hit up their site if your are by any chance looking for the samples to God’s Son, Game Theory or Doctor’s Advocate.
It would be nice if someone took the time to collect the samples used on 8 Diagrams. Sure to happen some time in the future.
Hit the jump for the complete tracklist.
- ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ by Willie Mitchell
- Sampled for ‘Liquid Swords’ by GZA (feat. RZA)
- Produced by RZA
- ‘Groovin” by Willie Mitchell
- Sampled for ‘Liquid Swords’ by GZA (feat. ODB, Masta Killa & Inspectah Deck)
- Sampled for ‘4th Chamber’ by GZA (feat. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest & RZA)
- Produced by RZA
- ‘That’s the Way it Is’ by Al Green
- Rumored to have been sampled for ‘Liquid Swords’ by GZA (feat. RZA)
- Produced by RZA
- ‘I’m Afraid the Masquerade is Over’ by David Porter
- Sampled for ‘Duel of the Iron Mic’ by GZA (feat. ODB, Masta Killa & Inspectah Deck)
- Produced by RZA
Press Rewind is coming phenomenal with their scans of old reviews. We previously linked their scans for the reviews of Only Built For Cuban Linx and Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. This time they got a scan on Liquid Swords. Published in the December 1995 issue of The Source.
How they gave it only four mics I fail to see. Thirteen years later, some people may have forgotten the Clan, the man and his album. But to those who have heard it it is regarded as a classic masterpiece. A defining point in hiphop history. Even outside of the general hiphop crowd this record is considered to be beyond great. An amazing thing to accomplish.
If you are looking for more of these rewinding scans hit up the Press Rewind blog. Besides reviews they also got scans of complete articles. THIMK is running posts with complete scans of back issues. With this most interesting backissue. Which got a small article on Come Do Me in The Genius his own words back in 1991.
Can’t wait for the other issues to show up.
On staging a rap duel between him and Wu-Tang Clanâ€™s GZA/Genius, who dissed Soulja Boy on a YouTube video:
I wouldnâ€™t even rap against the Genius. Iâ€™d put up someone who was born in â€™66 to go against the Genius so it can be a tie. Heâ€™s got like 50 years on me. I wouldnâ€™t even associate with the Genius. [In the video] he was looking like I stole his money or something. Heâ€™s in Alaska. Heâ€™s cold. I just heard 50 Cent talking about the Genius saying he had an Impala his age. Well, thatâ€™s the Genius for you. [Laughs.] He has no choice. He got famous for five little minutes, but he had to sacrifice a relationship with Soulja Boy. Now itâ€™s gone. I ainâ€™t gonna be like â€œF the GZAâ€ â€˜cause I ainâ€™t never met that dude. But he says, â€œF Soulja Boyâ€ â€˜cause he needed a buzz. Now heâ€™s back in Alaska.
And that not all, folks
Maybe the GZA need to make â€œCrank Dat GZA.â€ [Laughs.]
I know yooouuu already bastardizing the bastard song in you mind. Stop it. That goes for Soulja Boy too. Darn kids.
With the Weed: As a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA layed down some of the best rhymes on the groupâ€™s albums as well as some of the most consistent solo work in hip-hop. He also had a ridiculously nutty cameo (along with Bill Murray and fellow Wu member RZA) in Jim Jarmuschâ€™s Coffee and Cigarettes.
The Announcement: In a recent interview, GZA announced he has completely given up smoking herb to become more productive.
Post Ganja: Yet to be seen, though GZA says his previous attempt to clean up was undone by a tour. â€œIn certain towns, people would just hand you weed,â€ he says. The Clan are currently on the road for their latest album 8 Diagrams.
“G” The Promoter is reporting that the much anticipated new GZA album is not coming yet.
GZA didn’t finish the album before the tour started, so it’s NOT coming out on Jan 8. He’s been trying to get it finished up while on the road, and he plans to have it done in the next couple of months
Source: Wu-Tang Corp
This one is from before the 50 Cent reply.
With the release of the new Wu-Tang album (8 Diagrams) only days away, stories about the groupâ€™s infighting has been grabbing headlines the past few weeks.
Last month, Ghostface accused the Wu-Tang hierarchy of failing to fully compensate him and trying to halt the release of his latest solo album, Big Doe Rehab.
Barely two weeks later, Raekwon would also express his frustration saying that the group was not happy with RZAâ€™s direction for the new album. He also claimed that money was being withheld from him and said that the group plan to release another album without RZA.
In an interview with British hip hop radio host Tim Westwood last week , RZA stressed that he has never taken any money from anybody in the group and claimed that â€œEverything [was] back [to] peace already.â€
But it seems everything is still not peace. Last night (November 29) , Rhaspody.com posted an interview it conducted with Ghostface in which the rapper revealed his displeasure with 8 Diagrams.
â€œThat s**t is wack,â€ Ghost said. â€œI heard RZA was changing some of the beats around the last minute. I didnâ€™t hear that. I donâ€™t know what yâ€™all listening to out there. I never heard it. Iâ€™m with Raekwon.â€
Ghost also revealed that he had taken his monetary dispute with RZA and the Wu-Tang hierarchy to court.
â€œI just won my court case from them niggas,â€ stresse d Ghost. â€œThe suit been in there for three years. So put that out there. They just lost their fucking case. So who donâ€™t owe who money? Letâ€™s get it straight, RZA. Thatâ€™s all Iâ€™m sayinâ€™, baby. It was a loss, they lost. L-O-S-T. Thatâ€™s really it.
â€œ[RZA] real sneaky. I love him, though. Ainâ€™t no bad blood,â€ he added â€œ Ainâ€™t nobody doing no bad to him. Itâ€™s just that you canâ€™t get money with a nigga.â€
Prior to Ghostâ€™s interview with Rhapsody hitting the net, Sixshot’s Jon Michael got a chance to talk to GZA about Raekwonâ€™s comments, 8 Diagrams, and the state of hip hop.
Normally I would wait untill Sunday to post random videos. But this one is such a gem. Some old footage of GZA. Come Do Me era.
Part 1 Raw Footage
Please feel free to respond towards other videos I have up. Because of the alarming respondance from the first video of Gary , I decided to put up the raw footage of the whole interview, he is one of a kind, probably one of the smartest rap artists today, Part one of raw footage from my documentary on rap culture.
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Hip-hop heroes focus on solo work
IS WU-TANG CLAN OVER? “IT’s SON ice, really,” says Wu leader RZA. Despite breakup rumors, Wu may eventually come back someday. “When it’s time to rock, I think everybody’s down,” RZA says. In the meantime, bonds among the Staten Island, New York, rap crew are strong: Most of the Clan MCs are helping out with one another’s solo discs because, as Method Man puts it, they’re “Wu for life.”
What’s going on with Wu-Tang Cland
1. Masta Killa
He’s the only Wu-Tanger to never release a solo album-butthat’s aboutto change. Masta Killa will soon drop No Said Date, which RZA calls “a crazy classiccompletely raw. He’s the motherfucker right now.”
A new Raekwon effort â€” The Lex Diamond Story-is expected to come out later this year.
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