If you asked me to wax poetic about my love of Wu Tang Clan, I’d deliver a handsome leatherbound 1,200 page tome to your doorstep with a 24-karat gold W embossed on the cover. They blew my mind in the mid-90s, made me switch from blue Champion hoodies to black ones, and created an entire aesthetic, lexicon, attitude and Kung Fu obsession that was before unseen in music. Oh, and under RZA’s production finesse the group delivered some of the best hip hop albums of all time in a 3-year prolific blast (Enter the Wu-Tang, GZA’s Liquid Swords, Ghostface’s Ironman, Meth’s Tical, Rae’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, ODB’s Return to the 36 Chambers, and even Forever, etc). But then again, if you’ve ever listened to hip hop in your life you already know this, so why am I still typing?

Because today Frank151 released a collaboration between two of my favorite things in this world: Wu Tang and Dubstep. As they say:

“Up & comers and A-list Dubstep producers alike contribute the musical underpinning for a goldmine of Wu-Tang verses from the vaults that feature Raekwon, Ghostface Killa, RZA, GZA, Method Man, U-God & Masta Killa and guest spots from Busta Rhymes, MF Doom, Pimp C, Three 6 Mafia & many more… Check out the sleek 2-CD design and the deluxe booklet, that features a history of the Dubstep movement, along with biographies chronicling all the producers who participated in the project. This album is truly setting the tone for the future of independent and underground music movements, in both the hip-hop and electronic worlds.”

Now truth be told there are a lot of Wu affiliates mixed in with the Wu headliners, and the dubstep producers are mostly all up’n’comers (where exactly are those A-listers, Frank?). But the tracks I’ve heard are solid, and married to those familiar Wu voices are like sushi and beer for your ears. If you’re a fan of the above then y’all should know this gem is out there. Give the album a preview listen on iTunes.

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