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Wu-Tang Clan

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Wu-Tang Clan: The Forum, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 17 September 1994


Wu-Tang Clan

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, November 1994

THURSDAY 1st September, Backstage stairwell, The Forum, Kentish Town, London. ...

Hip Hop: The Empire State Strikes Back

Report by Angus Batey, Vox, August 1995

Snoop and Dr Dre's tales of the 'hoods of South Central may have redirected the media's fickle attention to the West Coast, but New York ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Fear of a Black-Belt Planet

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 12 August 1995

In the last two weeks. Method Man and Gravediggaz have divebombed into the British charts. At last, Staten Island's utterly insane-in-the-membrane WU-TANG CLAN — Horrorcore ...

Wu-Tang Clan: The Island, Ilford

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 12 August 1995


Wu-Tang Clan: Clan O'War

Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, September 1995

Staten Island's WU-TANG CLAN are the most notorious hip hop crew of the Nineties. And the biggest-selling. Here, RZA and Raekwon give a rare insight ...

Ghostface Killer: The Grim Rapper

Profile and Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, December 1996

GHOSTFACE KILLER'S debut long-player, Ironman, is yet another exceptional release from Staten Island's favourite sons. But this outing is a little different. Bringing lightness to ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Unity Church, Compton CA

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 22 March 1997

SO THIS is what they mean when they say that going to gigs is like attending church. In LA's most notorious district, 800 souls are ...

Clan-destined: Wu-Tang Clan: The Rocket, London

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 3 May 1997

OK, YA WANNA KNOW what the new LP sounds like, right? Oh, man, oh Jesus, it's the bomb, baby. It's incredible. It's the LP that's ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Martial Lore

Special Feature by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 24 May 1997

Public Enemy's fall from grace left hip hop without a heroic focus. Enter WU-TANG CLAN, a crew from Staten Island whose ever-changing line-up has produced ...

Wu-Tang Clan: "Give us a chance to be truly wicked and we'll blow the whole shit up"

Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 31 May 1997

So here we are in the wonderful and frightening world of Staten Island's Wu-Tang Clan. A formidable collective of renegade rappers well versed in everything ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Forever (Loud/RCA 28tks/120mins)

Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 31 May 1997

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Have the WU-TANG CLAN just made the greatest hip hop album of all time? ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 21 June 1997


Wu-Tang Clan: Wu-Tang Forever

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, July 1997

THEY LIVE in a house, a very big house, in the country. But considering that much of their energy, vision and ground-breaking ferocity derives from ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Phantoms of the Hip-hopera

Report and Interview by RJ Smith, Spin, July 1997

After four years of frenzied
 solo excursions, the members of Wu-Tang Clan reconvene as a group amid the usual circumstances — mystery, panic, tragedy — ...

Beauty and the Beats: Texas meet the Wu-Tang Clan downtown

Report by Steven Daly, The Face, December 1997

It's the pop story of '97, the most unlikely end to a weird year: Texas collaborating with the Wu-Tang Clan. First, a Scottish rock band ...

Cappadonna: Wu Who?

Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 28 March 1998

Keep up! It's CAPPADONNA. You know, the latest of the Wu-Tang Clan to keep up the rapid onslaught of solo LPs from that camp. And ...

All About the Benjamins

Essay by Miles Marshall Lewis, L.A. Weekly, 2 April 1998

Hip-hop: The need, not the greed ...

RZA: The Digital Revolution

Interview by Stevie Chick, Melody Maker, 28 November 1998

One minute RZA's producing the Wu-Tang Clan, the next he's writing as his alter ego Bobby Digital, then he's off to star in the movies. ...

Ol' Dirty Bastard: America's Most Wanted

Report by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 10 April 1999

Ol' Dirty Bastard's rap sheet pisses on Mark Morrison's. But are the cops really out to get him? Are gangstas gunning for him? Or is ...

Wu-Chronicles (Wu-Tang/Priority) ****; Inspectah Deck: Uncontrolled Substance (Loud/RCA) ***

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Rolling Stone, 8 July 1999

Whither the Wu? For now, the Wu-Tang Clan's past is more exciting than its present ...

Wuclear Fission: A Nutcase and a Point Guard Rise Above Wu-Tang’s Solo Overkill

Overview by Eric Weisbard, The Village Voice, 16 February 2000

THE STUPIDEST, greatest, lovingest, most problematic-yet-simple moment in pop last year was a guy not content to be called Ol' Dirty Bastard letting it all ...

Ghostface Killah: Supreme Clientele

Review by Ted Kessler, New Musical Express, 19 February 2000

AND SO THE return of the Wu-Tang Clan's most gifted wordsmith is as mysterious and unheralded as all his compadres. No fuss, no build-up, no ...

Wu-Tang Clan is Sumthing ta Fuck Wit

Report by Frank Owen, The Village Voice, 23 May 2000

The world-famous Staten Island hip-hop collective has a government informer working within its ranks; at the same time, the group is being investigated by the ...

Wu-Tang Clan Take L.A. On New Album

Interview by Marc Weingarten, Rolling Stone, 4 August 2000

In the studio with the Wu-Tang Clan ...

The Way They Are: Eminem and Friends

Review by Cleothus Hardcastle, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

HIP HOP, you don’t stop. Whatever it is that this hybrid of street poetics and processed beats represents for modern culture, it ain’t going away. ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Can't Go to Sleep

Interview by Miles Marshall Lewis, L.A. Weekly, January 2001

WHAT THE HELL is going on with hiphop right about now? Rap's most popular, most talented MC â€" at one point in the running to ...

Ol' Dirty Bastard: Portrait Of The Artist In Jail

Report and Interview by William Shaw, The Guardian, 22 March 2002

He was the clown prince of hip-hop, famously appearing onstage with the Wu-Tang Clan while on the run from the police. Now Ol' Dirty Bastard ...

Wu-Tang Clan: 8 Diagrams

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 4 December 2007

RIGHT NOW, all we know about Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams – their first album in six years – is that at least two members (Ghostface ...

Wu-Tang Clan: 8 Diagrams

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 4 December 2007

RIGHT NOW, all we know about Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams – their first album in six years – is that at least two members (Ghostface ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Putting the record straight

Interview by John Lewis, Metro, 10 December 2007

The hunger has returned: Wu-Tang Clan, with group leader RZA are back and ready to rule the hip hop world again with new album 8 ...

Wu-Tang Clan get it together

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, The Guardian, 11 July 2008

"I'LL BE HONEST with you, and I'll be honest with your paper," sighs Robert Diggs, managing to sound both emphatic and resigned at the same ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Angus Batey, The Guardian, 17 July 2008

THE MOMENT WHERE IT ALL CLICKS INTO PLACE for the Wu-Tang Clan comes about halfway through their rambunctious, chaotic and uncommonly exciting 70 minutes on ...

Clash's top ten hip-hop albums, EVER...

Guide by Mike Diver, Clash, 6 April 2009

WITH RADIO 1 presently celebrating 30 years of all things hip-hop – check out Trevor Nelson's page for more – we at Clash figured: why ...

With Wu-Tang Clan and Jurassic 5 touring, why are we hooked on nineties hip hop?

Report and Interview by John Lewis, Metro, 7 June 2013

Hip hop heads often get misty-eyed about the 'golden age' of hip hop. But when was it? The formative years of Grandmaster Flash and Sugarhill ...

Wu-Tang Clan: Brixton Academy, London SW9

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 28 July 2013

In more than 25 years, I have never before witnessed an entire Brixton Academy audience bounce along in sweat-soaked unison ...

Enter Wu-Tang's 20th Birthday

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, Ebony, 15 November 2013

Reminiscing on the 20th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan's debut, Michael A. Gonzales wonders if it was all so simple then. ...

Gods of Rap: Manchester Arena, May 11

Live Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, August 2019

Believe the hype: Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul deliver a hip-hop masterclass ...

see also Ghostface Killah

see also Method Man

see also Ol' Dirty Bastard

see also RZA

see also Cappadonna

see also GZA

see also Gravediggaz

see also Shyheim

see also Inspectah Deck

see also Raekwon


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