New RZA solo joint, featuring The Revelations (who seem to be their new sonic backing since Wu Tang: Chamber Music). This will appear on the upcoming album from the Wu, Wu Tang: Legendary Weapons (on which Ghost is rumored to be on 8 of the 11 tracks!). In stores June 28th.
Wu-Tang Clan “Only The Rugged Survive” (Produced by Noah Rubin/The Revelations)
Check the footage from the Cormega appearance at Tammany Hall last Wednesday. Craig G, Large Pro, and Neek The Exotic also blessed the mic, with background instrumentals provided by jazz outfit, The Revelations. I was in attendance, but without proper recording equipment. Props to Krook for the video.
QB micologist Cormega alongside The Revelations are holding a performance at Tammany Hall in the Lower East Side on February 23rd to celebrate the coat drive gear shop COA put together. PTP will most likely be in attendance. Check the latest remix to the track off Born & Raised.
The past few weeks have been stuffed with a lot of live shows. Rock the Bells, Cormega & AZ, and Black Army Jacket … all were ill performances, but I’d like to focus on the second to last show I attended.
The opening acts included a lot of artists I’m not familiar with and I have to admit I don’t remember all of their names, however I know that Catch Lungs, Jon Hope, Eternia, and Donny Goines were part of the opening line up. These artists all put on a decent performance for the heads eagerly awaiting the headlining emcees hailing out of Queens and BK.
La the Darkman and Willie the Kid also performed, but nah … LAD did not go into any songs from Heist of the Century (I would’ve wiled out if this occurred). The duo stuck to music from their Gangsta Grillz and Aphilliates tapes. It was disappointing being a fan of La the Dark and not getting to see him perform any of his classic material, or even some of the ill singles he dropped around ’04.
The engineers and soundmen at Santos didn’t have their shit together that night, all throughout the openers there were issues with the mic volumes. Not until Cormega stopped the show to complain about it and refuse to perform until the fans felt the mic levels were correct did the issue get fixed (on one mic).
Cormega performed his set along with a jazz band called The Revelations, who re-created the beats from his albums. This was an ill touch. As someone that has seen Mega a few other times, it changed the atmosphere of the show and I’m for other artists incorporating live bands into their sets. Mega also brought out Chinky to sing some of the hooks, and Nature came out to drop a few bars. I wish Nature spit a joint or two off For All Seasons, there’s a couple tracks on that album I fuck with heavily. Grand Wiz and Craig G also made brief appearances during the set.
Now onto AZ’s set. I was hoping he’d do mostly material from Doe Or Die (this was billed as the anniversary show), he did do a couple joints from his debut, but the performance was more rounded on his whole catalogue and not just his debut. Seeing “Problems” and “I’m Back” performed live was ill, I wasn’t expecting to catch those but I would’ve liked to see more joints from the debut. He also spit his verse from “Life’s a Bitch”, of course. During his set, The Visualiza also brought out Lil Fame to drop a few bars (Editor’s note: Brooklyn!)…then Mega and AZ went into an abridged, but fresh nonetheless, version of “Affirmative Action”. Smiles all around.
Overall, a very dope show…if you didn’t make it, you got caught snorin’.