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josephv909
01-24-2007, 01:23 PM
NOW WHY CAN'T WE GET ALL OF WU-TANG INSTEAD OF JUST GHOSTFACE???




Wu-Tang Clan's reunion with Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind is official, as the group has announced a new album titled 8 Diagrams, which will hit stores this summer on Rifkind's SRC label, through Universal Records.

8 Diagrams, which is named after a Kung-Fu epic, is the the first new album from Wu-Tang Clan in six years.

The album will feature RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, Ghostface Killah, Inspektah Deck, Masta Killa and U-God, all original members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The new album will also contain an unreleased performance that will show fans why deceased group member Ol' Dirty Bastard "was considered one of the illest MCs ever," before dying of a heart attack in Nov. 2004.

“This is the perfect time for us to come back, the stars are aligned,” RZA said. “It’s like when we first started with Steve. We put out real hip-hop at a time when it was turning into pop or R&B. We brought the focus back to the music in its rawest form, without studio polish or radio hooks.”

RZA founded the group with GZA and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard, who is memorialized on the song “Life Changes."

The group has released several groundbreaking albums including Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993), Wu-Tang Forever (1997) and 2001's Iron Flag.

According to the RZA, the new album will be a "conjunction of creative and corporate thinking by the whole group.”

“People want something that gives them an adrenaline rush,” RZA continued. “We’re here to supply that fix. How could hip-hop be dead if Wu-Tang is forever? We’re here to revive the spirit and the economics and bring in a wave of energy that has lately dissipated.”

The reunion with Rifkind comes as the seasoned music industry veteran is enjoying a banter year.

Akon's SRC/Universal sophomore release Konvicted was recently certified platinum, after five weeks of being on the shelves.

“The energy is just like it was, and it’s needed in our industry same as back then,” Rifkind said. “Over the last few years, the group has developed a whole new fan base of 20-year-olds and even younger who’ve never even seen them play.”

josephv909
01-24-2007, 01:25 PM
OH YEA, I WOULD MUCH RATHER SEE WU-TANG PERFORM INSTEAD OF RHCP, SO THAT WOULD BE PERFECT TIMING AS FAR THE SET TIMES GO.

ED GEIN
01-24-2007, 01:25 PM
I saw them last summer. They were pretty good.

josephv909
01-24-2007, 01:27 PM
I saw them last summer. They were pretty good.

yea i saw them at rock the bells, and i thought they fuckin rocked it.

ED GEIN
01-24-2007, 01:39 PM
yea i saw them at rock the bells, and i thought they fuckin rocked it.

Yeah I went to the San Diego Street Scene and saw them. Same weekend I believe.

suprefan
01-24-2007, 01:40 PM
I wish ODB was still alive, but yeah where is the Wu Tang?!?! It should say on the poster "Ghostface Killah with special guests".

J~$$$
01-24-2007, 01:50 PM
8 dudes running around on stage yelling over each other into mics, is a waste of 40 dollars.

josephv909
01-24-2007, 02:01 PM
8 dudes running around on stage yelling over each other into mics, is a waste of 40 dollars.


shit, 8 dudes performing all of their classic songs means there is never a dull moment.

bigc1
01-24-2007, 03:04 PM
im fine with just ghostface, wu tang can be next year

ghettojournalist
01-24-2007, 03:51 PM
wu-tang before rage on sunday.

whynotsmile99
01-24-2007, 03:59 PM
wu-tang before rage on sunday.

that would be so perfect!

ficklecycle
01-24-2007, 04:01 PM
Wu-Tang would fucking pwn. The RZA was a judge at the finals for the battle of the bands at my high school two years ago. They're all so awesome.

James
01-24-2007, 04:04 PM
I saw them at Rock The Bells in Concord... it was your typical unorganized rap show with 10 people on stage all yelling the same lyric, and a DJ that couldn't decide what track he wanted to play next. Disappointing to say the least.

Thought seeing that again would be better than RHCP.

luckyface
01-24-2007, 04:08 PM
I saw them at Rock The Bells in Concord... it was your typical unorganized rap show with 10 people on stage all yelling the same lyric, and a DJ that couldn't decide what track he wanted to play next. Disappointing to say the least.

Thought seeing that again would be better than RHCP.

Consider yourself, Zinged!

http://www.elarceny.com/media/1/sealab.jpg

Dave Gravy
01-31-2007, 01:56 PM
Its not a reunion without ODB. Is Cappadonna still with the Wu?

durrrrrrrrdee
01-31-2007, 02:02 PM
wu!

ellipsis
01-31-2007, 04:49 PM
that would be so perfect!

seconded

i can't think of anything more awesome.

klepto
01-31-2007, 08:21 PM
8 dudes running around on stage yelling over each other into mics, is a waste of 40 dollars.

You, sir, are a retard.

gmoneyak
01-31-2007, 10:47 PM
Ghostface is the only member putting out consistently good and meaningful records... I'd rather JUST see Ghostface nowadays...

R3d Snapper
01-31-2007, 10:58 PM
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This says it all.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-01-2007, 06:23 AM
That would be incredibly chaotic..but they did tour with Rage a few years back so it could be possible....

jamesc2929
02-04-2007, 07:05 AM
Moron music for morons. Ghostface is mooooooore than enough!!!! Does anyone actually like this cartoon chracter music? Oh wait a minute, I have to pull my pants up, and grab my crotch at the same time. Come on haters!! bring it on!!!

KRINGER
02-04-2007, 07:29 AM
that would be so perfect!

It was a killer show..

in 1997 :sorry

although wu-tang was late as hell, but rage certainly made up for it :thu

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-04-2007, 07:33 AM
i would love to see them..only problem is wouldn't it be very chaotic? I mean nothing will get played and it will just be 8 guys running around the stage stoned? I have seen some footage and heard from some people...It would be very entertaining though...

Alchemy
02-04-2007, 08:16 AM
I could really care less for the Wu... However, putting them before Rage Against The Machine is a beautiful idea. All the Rage fans would probably better appreciate the Wu before Rage. I fear for the crap these ignorant fans will put upon Air and Manu Chao.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-04-2007, 08:17 AM
I could really care less for the Wu... However, putting them before Rage Against The Machine is a beautiful idea. All the Rage fans would probably better appreciate the Wu before Rage. I fear for the crap these ignorant fans will put upon Air and Manu Chao.

You mean like the Tool fans before Massive or All the Madonna fans?

Alchemy
02-04-2007, 08:23 AM
You mean like the Tool fans before Massive or All the Madonna fans?

Exactly what I mean.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-04-2007, 08:26 AM
Exactly what I mean.

Yes, I agree I really hate one sided fans...

sadsappysucker
02-28-2007, 11:20 AM
Its not a reunion without ODB. Is Cappadonna still with the Wu?


at the last rock the bells cappadonna wasn't there, but the reunion he was there. i heard he's a taxi driver in new york now haha pretty sad.