True to its name, this combines the cerebral, contemplative machinations of a centuries-old board game with the timeless spectacle of two dudes beating each other silly. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary as the only spectator sport to be based on a comic book and presaged by the Wu-Tang Clan, chessboxing is facing its greatest challenge: getting you to take it seriously.
Some complementary, some confusing, all classic. Whitney Houston and The Smiths?!
In a rough chronological order, these are the most ’90s hits of the ’90s.
When Wu-Tang Clan performed at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, their sign language interpreter Holly became part of the performance.
Some say it’s better to burn out than fade away. But what if these stars had stayed around just a little bit longer?
The kind person behind the Hip-Hop Transcriptions Tumblr has made it soooo much easier for you to sit down at a piano and play a Jay-Z song.
There’s still some time to make your masterpiece. Just ask Kanye West, M.I.A., and LCD Soundsystem.
Oh, yeah, just take a left at Nas’ “You Wouldn’t Understand” and go straight until you get to Jay-Z’s “Where I’m From” and then take a right at Redman’s “Rated R.”
You can thank artist Davey Gravy for these hip hop and cross-stitching mashups you never knew you needed.
It’s time to embrace hip-hop’s new generation gap.
All of these records came out in 1993, which was a damn good year for music. Sorry if this makes you feel totally ancient.
There are dozens of Wu solo albums, so it’s easy for amazing songs to fall through the cracks. Here are some of the best.
It’s called “The Baddest Man Alive,” and it’s from the soundtrack of The RZA’s new kung-fu movie, The Man With The Iron Fists. There is no metaphor in this song, it is literally about being the baddest man alive.
Kind of hard to resist something with a headline like that, huh?
Here’s a vintage clip of the Gza (Genius), ODB (Ason Unique), and Rza (Prince Rakeem) from the Wu-Tang on a public access show called Rhythm & Soul promoting GZA’s first LP “Words From The Genius”. “Been doin’ it for a long time. Tearin’ up parties. Waxin’ MCs.”
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36 Chambers of pure deliciousness.
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One man brings the ruckus.
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?uestlove takes his obsession with Wu-Tang Clan and Parks and Recreation way too far. Gotcha Media
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