The legendary rap collective plan to release an album later on this year. But here is the kicker…. they are only going to have one copy. The name of the album will be “The Wu- Once Upon a Time in Shaolin”. The plan is to travel around the world to music festivals, museums, amusement parks and things of that nature to have a big listening party for the album. After the tour has ended, the album will be auctioned off and is expected to be worth millions. RZA, Wu-tang icon, said that “We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music”,”The idea that music is art has been something we advocated for years.” The Wu-Once Upon a Shaolin is going to be a double album with 31 tracks and the runtime will be 128 minutes. During the tour patrons will be provided headphones to listen the album. The estimated price range will be between $30-$50. We will keep you posted on tour dates.
This past weekend we were blessed to see another Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Many powerhouses of music from Girl Talk to Skrillex participated in the festival which brings national attention to the Valley every year. The biggest headliner was on Friday with Outkast performing for the first time in 8 years. The duo performed songs from ATLiens to Idlewild, They also brought out Janelle Monae and Future. Also Nas hit the stage performing Illmatic in its entirety brining out Jay-Z to perform Dead Presidents. It was interesting to see Chance the Rapper bring out Justin Bieber to perform “Confident”. Also Jhene Aiko brought out Drake to colab on “From Time”. I personally believe that Skrillex and the Flatbush Zombies had the best performances of the weekend. Their crowds were always engaged and just displayed a vibe of pure elation. This was my first time hearing Skrillex and I was impressed to the point where I did my homework and looked up a couple of Skrillex projects only to be even more impressed. One thing that really caught my attention was the crowd during Outkast and Nas performances. they seemed very stagnant and disengaged. To the point where Andre 3000 could be heard asking the crowd “Are y’all tired” on several occasions. This leads to my question “Is Coachella the Superbowl of Concerts?”. Hear me out, it is great that all these artist are performing but it comes with a cost. First off, ticket prices are astronomical with a general admissions ticket starting at $375. This eliminates the vast majority of true music enthusiasts from partaking in the event. The true fans are left to the mercy of the live streams which left out many key performance such as Chance, Jhene Aiko, and Kid Cudi. All in all, Coachella is a great event that music enthusiasts look forward to every and will forever be one of the biggest stages in music history. If you missed any performances you would like to see the show goes on next weekend as well.
When Oxymoron drop earlier this year it was shocking to see the third installment of “Druggys with Hoes” was not apart of the track list. Then again Kendrick did the same with “The Heart Pt. 3″ with G.K.M.C. in 2012. It was rumored that Schoolboy and Soulo couldn’t put the song on Oxymoron due to problems with getting the sample cleared. While in L.A. on his “Oxymoron World Tour” tour Q brought out fellow TDE member Ab-soul and performed “Druggys with Hoes 3″ to the dismay of many. The track was everything you would have expected it to be but it came it a cost. Q said and I quote “I don’t think we ever gon’ drop it,”.Welp, at least we got to hear it at least once. I’m going to drop the link at the bottom of the post.
Last but not least, SZA dropped her much anticipated album “Z” this week. She is the 3rd member from TDE to release a project this year. The album had several key features such as label mates Kendrick Lamar and Isaiah Rashad. It also featured Chicago’s Chance the Rapper. The album possessed a mellow overtone that just soothes your soul. Z showed how SZA has matured since her last project S. All in all Top Dawg found a gem in SZA which could prove to be a better addition to the TDE family than Jhene Aiko would have been.
Have you ever came up with a goal you wanted to achieve? You come up with a well thought out blueprint and you say ” I’ll get to it tomorrow.” This is procrastination at its finest people… Wake up and get to it! Don’t put off what you can do today for tomorrow. Many see the old fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” as a story of underestimating your opponent. This may be true to some extent but the Hare really procrastinated in this situation. At one point the Hare put an astronomical distance between himself and the Tortoise. The Hare should have finished the race then took his nap after he crossed the finish line. Well we all know what really happened and that consequently cost the Hare the race.
As you can see Procrastination is the enemy of success even in the simplest of task don’t wait on it… go get it. The first thing that popped in your head is good things come to those who wait, but how often does that work out? Trust me it rarely happens. So be proactive not passive when it comes to achieving your goals, dreams, or any task/endeavor that is set before you. Christopher Parker once said ” Procrastination is like a credit card: its a lot of fun until you get the bill.”
Pusha T premiered his solo album artwork to “My Name is my Name” over the weekend.
1. King Push
2. Numbers On The Board
3. Sweet Serenade Ft. Chris Brown
4. Hold On Ft. Rick Ross
5. Suicide Ft. Ab-Liva
6. 40 Acres Ft. The-Dream
7. No Regrets Ft. Jeezy x Kevin Cossom
8. Let Me Love You Ft. Kelly Rowland
9. Who I Am Ft. 2 Chainz x Big Sean
10. Nosetalgia Ft. Kendrick Lamar
11. Pain Ft. Future
12. S.N.I.T.C.H. Ft. Pharrell
Check out the promo for J Cole and Wale tour “What Dreams May Come”
With Kanye and Kendrick to follow