31 May
And the circle is complete, young padawan

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 […]


18 Sep
Deluxe update of 90s classic limited to only 1,000 sets

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 […]


11 May
Camp caps & snapbacks that ain't nuthin; ta f*ck wit

Just in time for spring, Wu-Tang presents an array of snapbacks and camp caps to keep your head cool. Camp caps are denim with leather stitched brims and stitched leather patch, while the snapbacks remain traditional, made of twill and some with plastic mesh back. The snapbacks feature sports team, military and cinema-inspired logos, all […]


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 […]


18 Oct
Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones make magic

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 […]