16 Jul
Golden era productions from 16-year-old NYC native

If you’re fiending for some 90s-era hip-hop, yo mightl be shocked to find it in the mind of 16-year-old Bishop Nehru. Whether it’s his Mobb Deep referencing “Mobb Dizzle” track, or just the paired down boom-bap of his productions, Bishop happily brings back a time in hip-hop that was ruled by the likes of Wu [...]


Sometimes shit just has weird timing. Yesterday we posted the amazing How High’s the Water Mama tribute mixtape of De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising debut album, and the day before we posted Rebels Without A Pause: The Induction Celebration of Public Enemy into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame documentary. In [...]


11 Dec
Wu Tang's plump rapper benefits those struck by Sandy

Who says the Wu don’t give a F? The Chef Raekwon certainly does — everyone’s favorite chipmunk rapper has teamed up with Affinity Cycles to auction a mini collection of bicycles benefitting those struck by Hurricane Sandy. Each of the 3 bikes is named after an area struck by the infamous deluge: New York City (above), Rockaway [...]


After GZA’s watershed Liquid Swords (which already received the ultimate boxset treatment here), Raekwon the Chef”s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is widely considered the best solo Wu Tang record of the 90s. And just like Liquid Swords, it’s Get On Down that gives Only Built 4 Cuban Linx the deluxe treatment. Known in uderground [...]


4 Jan
Limited production decks crafted locally in New York City

Looks like the Wu Tang Clan are making a concerted effort to come out strong in 2012 — maybe it’s the impending Mayan Apocalypse that’s got RZA all riled up. Besides cornerstone member Raekwon unleashing a free mixtape to kick off the year and persistent rumors of an upcoming album, now the Wu have collaborated [...]


3 Jan
17 tracks with Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, Busta & more

The Chef Raekwon welcomes 2012 with a freshly pressed mixtape to get all the Wu Tang Clan heads nodding. The 17-track Unexpected Victory features appearances by other New York hip hop heavyweights including Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga and Busta Rhymes, with production duties handled by 9th Wonder, Statik Selektah, Scram Jones and more. Stream Unexpected Victory below [...]


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some [...]


I think four hundred years from now, when we’re zipping around on jetpacks and making sweet tender love to our personal Marilyn Monroe clones (with bi-polar disorder removed, naturally), we’ll still be listening to new Wu Tang-based mixtapes being freshly released. You just can’t go wrong with the formula: take some rare Wu accapellas (there’s [...]

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