The Top 20 Wu-Tang Albums

Below is a list I created in November, 2013, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It was published on Medium and then republished by Hip Hop Golden Age. In honor of today – November 9, 2018 – being the 25th anniversary of the release of that album, I chose toContinue reading “The Top 20 Wu-Tang Albums”

Wu-Tang Podcast: “Wu-Tang Forever” [Disc 2] featuring Christopher Pierznik

If it’s going to take years for something to happen, it better be worth the wait. With that in mind, for my first podcast appearance, I was lucky to have the opportunity to talk about my absolutely favorite album, Wu-Tang Forever.

My Very Best Writing from 2017

It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.

A Wu-Tang Album in Name Only – The Deception of “The Saga Continues”

If a (supposedly) new Wu-Tang Clan album doesn’t move the needle the way it once did, it’s largely because it’s easy to be skeptical about new material coming out of Shaolin.

Explosion When My Pen Hits: My Favorite Wu-Tang Illustrations

At some point, Wu-Tang Clan became known more as an entity – a thing – than simply music.

I Was There: A (Roots) Picnic with the Wu-Tang Clan

images via Roots Picnic Twitter account The Wu-Tang Clan backed by The Legendary Roots Crew?! I was not going to miss it.

Politic Ditto – The Slept-On Greatness of Raekwon’s Hooks

He is a charter member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He is the creator of The Purple Tape and its stellar sequel. His flow is filthy and his wordplay is wicked. He invents slang and dictates fashion trends. He is a New York rap legend with a long history of competition and collaboration with many ofContinue reading “Politic Ditto – The Slept-On Greatness of Raekwon’s Hooks”

Flashback Friday Flop: “A Better Tomorrow”

Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time.  This week: Wu-Tang Clan’sContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “A Better Tomorrow””