DOOM collabs are always ingenious, and this Ghostface Killah and DOOM tag team is no exception. DOOMSTARKS have just unleashed their dope new track, “Lively Hood”, and it’s everything we were hoping it would be. It’s lyrical and boasts a dope, gritty instrumental. This one should definitely get fans hyped for the rumored joint album DOOMSTARKS will hopefully be releasing later on this year. The release is a part of Adult Swim Singles 2015 series, and you can download it free right here or if you’re a vinyl lover, you can order the limited edition 7″ at Gas Drawls.
Check out the hilarious parody of comedian Mike Epps reenacting Ghostface Killah‘s Action Bronson diss. Epps is known for his impersonations of the best of them so it comes to no surprise his Ghost impression is entertaining to say the least. Watch one of the funniest videos of the week above…
Action Bronson has often been mercilessly compared to the Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah, but there seemed to be no problem between the two rap stars until now. In the video above, Ghostface goes in on Bronson for the comments that he made on ESPN’s SportsNation. After being told by Max Kellerman that he bought his album just because he thought it was Ghostface, Bronson responded with “He’s not rapping like this no more.”
Ghostface clearly had a problem with these comments. “Who gives you the right to even mention my name?,” was just one of the many jabs that the Queens rapper takes at Bronson. It didn’t take long for Bronson to about-face on his comments on Sportsnation concerning Ghostface, taking to Twitter to express his feelings on the issue.
When ur wrong ur wrong and I was wrong. I apologized for the comments. I’ll always be a stand up human. Much love.
Who knows what made Action Bronson make a statement that sounded anything remotely like he was better than Wu swordsman Ghostface Killah, but on his appearance on ESPN‘s Sports Nation, the most visible member of the Queens based Outdoorsmen crew said something really slick with Ghost’s name attached to it. See the video above and judge for yourself.
The Wu-Tang emcee says sometimes he thinks Action Bronson Rhymes are his as well
“I thought he was me one day. I’m like when the f— did I do that verse but it was him?”
says the Wu-Tang rhyme-star in a recent VladTV interview. Overall, Ghostface, who has worked with Bronson in the past, is not turning over in his chamber about Bronson’s alleged vocal matching. In fact, Ghostface takes a semi-diplomatic approach to the speculation that dominates hip hop conversations. Is Action Bronson vocal-matching/jacking Ghostface with the intention of selling records and gaining popularity through a cultural misappropriation practice that has been going on forever? An unforgiving cultural appropriation committee with historical research in tact would probably find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but Ghostface ponders the question of intent.
Bronson, who is managed by Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg, says that people make the comparisons all the time but the Queens bred M.C who is Albanian and Jewish says he really does just happened to sound like the Staten Island MC with an unforgettable tone and delivery.
This is all fine and dandy, but if Action Bronson starts sweeping up awards for a Ghostface-styled sound in the same manner as Iggy has for vocal matching Eve and Da Brat (as observed by Miss Jill Scott) then I’m sure a plethora of the Wu Tang’s killer bees (fans) will start swarming social media with distress.
Today Ghostface Killah turns 45, so TheSource.com pulled some of the best food metaphor quoted by the veteran MC
Tony Starks a.k.a Ghostface Killah has a Birthday today, born May 9, 1970. The most visible Wu-Tang Clan member is best known for his lyrical wit and memorable metaphors. From his solo debut Ironman in 1996 to Supreme Clientele in 2000 to FishScale in 2006, Ghost has been blessing us with classics for true Hip Hop heads to rock to for a lifetime.
In celebration of Ghost’s 45th Birthday, here’s the top five food metaphors used by Pretty Toney himself over his 20+ year career.
As soon as I drive off Cap came to me with three sawed offs/ give one to Rae, let’s season their broth…”
– “Nutmeg”, Supreme Clientele
Grey Poupon is Revlon rap, smack pawns/ swing like batons, most my niggas smoke like Hillshire Farms…”
– “Fish”, Ironman
See we soulmates, we melt like cookies and cream/ and I feign for the days and the nights to sex my queen…”
– “Our Dreams”, Wu Massacre
God, the old chain and ball technique, got these vegetable lasagna niggas in their whips jumpin out their seats…”
– “Older Gods”, Wu Tang Forever
My sweet tooth got a nigga throbbin, ready for robbin, but first hit Maria for her butter almond…”
– “Ice Water”, OB4CL(The Purple Tape)
If you know anything about Wu Tang Clan then you know about their long time engagement with the comic book world. This week Ghostface Killah dropped a comic book style lyric video from a standout track from his 2014 effort 36 Seasons titled “The Battlefield”. Get caught up in the Staten Island tale above and let us know your thoughts below. #WuTangForever
TheSource.com has put together a classic list honoring the legacy and works of the man who made intelligence cool in Hip Hop music
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little also known to many as El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925. He was a courageous advocate for the rights of Blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against Black-Americans, and his detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. To many, he is the greatest and most influential African-American in history.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his assassination today at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, TheSource.com re-releases a list of the artists and their works that have been directly influenced by Malcolm X, and his passion for uplifting the people.
1. Tupac’s Speech at the Malcolm X Banquet in 1992 in Atlanta, GA
Makaveli gives a raw, uncut speech in Atlanta at Malcolm X banquet honoring the slain icon’s personal influence on him
2. Self Destruction-Stop the Violence Movement after the death of DJ Scott La Rock in 1987, Hip Hop pleads to end black on black crime with the KRS One founded movement “Stop the Violence”
3.”Black Is Black” – Lakim Shabazz The 5% MC dropped this track on his 1990 ‘Pure Righteousness’ album, sampling Malcolm’s fiery “The Black Revolution” speech
4. KRS One’s By All Means Necessary Album cover For their sophomore album, KRS & BDP drew inspiration from Malcolm X in creating their cover photo and choosing the album title making it stand out as one of the most dynamic albums in rap music at that time
5. “Tonz ‘O’ Gunz” – Gangstarr Rapping over a melodic and infectious beat the emcee educates his listeners on the track featuring Malcolm X’s famous “Fire and Fury Grass Roots Speech”
6. “Malcolm” – Ghostface Killah The most consistent and lyrical wordsmith of the Wu-Tang raps, “Ayo/I’m like Malcolm out the window with the joint/ hooded up,blood in my eye/I let two fly..”
7. “Malcolm, Garvey, Huey” – Dead Prez In a remake of Lloyd Banks’ “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley”, new millennium conscious pioneers dead prez dropped this ode to their three favorite Black leaders
8. “No Mercy” – Immortal Technique Hardcore, underground hip hop song that samples the famous speech “The Ballot or the Bullet” from the man known as Detroit Red
9. “Bring The Noise” – Public Enemy Malcolm introduces the phrase, “too black, too strong”, to the Hip Hop culture, and ironically, Chuck D mentions Minister Louis Farrakhan’s name in the song as well
10. Artist names/group names derived directly from Malcolm X (Sadat X, Mia X, and X-Clan)
These are just the most notable of artists that adopted the “X” for their identities in the rap game, showing their respects to Malcolm X
One of the most anticipated independent label releases this month, and possibly this year, has to be BBNG and Ghostface’s album, Sour Soul. It will be available on 2/23 via Lex Records. To help promote it, BitTorrent has selected their latest single, “Tone’s Rap,” to be included in a bundle pack that you can download right now. Also included in the bundle are the audio and video for “Ray Gun,” “Guv’nor” track and instrumental, a collection of original BBNG tracks, and recording session photos for the new album.