Navigating Through The Treacherous Waters Of Love And Relationships? So Is Ghostface Killah.

Friday, December 27th, 2013

 

You know the old saying; “Wu Tang imitates life”…Or is it the other way around?

To catch you up on what I’ve been up to, in the past month, I’ve all but abandoned every previous responsibility I’ve had in order to get my relationship chamber in order.

By “responsibilities”, I of course mean posting A.G. videos on this non-BMA award winning blog, checking in on Facebook, and creating whatever internet content I can to bolster my  non existent fame.

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Another one bites the dust…

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Two in one week. I can’t say I attended this long running Wu-Tang night in Harvard Square nearly as much as I should have, but it was definitely a hidden gem. I can’t even find out how long it went on for. Well, if you live here you should go here tonight. This is what the organizers have to say:

“DECEMBER 18TH WILL BE THE LAST WU-TANG WEDNESDAY (FOREVER). TOMMY DOYLE’S IS CLOSING THEIR DOORS FOR GOOD. SO, WITH THAT BEING SAID, JOIN US ON DECEMBER 18TH AS WE CELEBRATE WU-WEDNESDAY ONE LAST TIME. IF YOU HAVEN’T COME YET, NOW IS THE TIME TO COME! SPREAD THE WORD AND WE WILL SEE ON THE 18TH OF DECEMBER”

 

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Raekwon:The Missing Link

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


This is the Wu beef version of Wu Tang Wednesday.

The Chef’s absence from the almost-finished reunion album A Better Tomorrow is the elephant gun in the room. He’s the reason the RZA can’t wrap it up (pause). Much like Marty, Rae’s been out to lunch. Despite shirking on Shaolin, he’s managed to keep up a steady stream of joints to prep for his upcoming record F.I.L.A.
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A$AP Mob – Trillmatic feat. A$AP Nast + Method Man [Video]

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

This is interesting.

Did A$AP Mob travel back to 1995 and record this record.

Kinda incredible.

Mef kinda fucking kills this.

WU TANG WEDNESDAY.


JTTS Five Mikes Series: The Day Sleezy Trees Met GZA And He Told Him A Disturbing Story About One Of The Dudes From Killarmy

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

This is Vintage JTTS poastings from our history. Hand selected and deemed legendary status by the JTTS staff. These legendary moments in internet history are truly the fabric of what defines JTTS.

This story was told to JTTS in the early days of the blog – 2008 by Sleezy Trees. I believe the events transpired almost 7 years ago.. but the story remains legendary and deserves to be told in 2013. Enjoy.

Original Poast Date – July 2008

So two years ago the GZA came thru UGHH while he was promoting the Muggs vs. GZA album. They had the whole crew there, DJ MuggsDJ KhalilChace Infinite, Dreddy Kruger, and of course GZA himself. These dudes were on the GZA / Muggs tour at the time and looking for promo spots. Now, GZA was inconspicuously quiet the entire time. I don’t know if he was exhausted, but he was literally one of the most lifeless artists I had ever met until that point. It wasn’t like he was unhappy to be there, he just seemed like he didn’t give a shit about anything. While all of the other artists were laughing, telling stories, complaining about various bullshit, and generally having a decent time – the GZA just sat on a couch and kept quietly to himself.

There was one particular moment when Chace Infinite (of Self Scientific) was talking about how someone from some nameless west coast hip hop group he was previously on tour with got caught jacking off to a stash of porn he smuggled aboard the tour bus. This is when GZA miraculously came to life. “You think that’s crazy..”, he said loudly, “Let me tell you about the last time I was on tour with Killarmy“. The room fell completely silent to listen to the GZA speak, Chace especially seemed intrigued, even though his story was cut off by the GZA.

“I was on a tour with Killarmy in the mid 90?s.. and something similar happened. We had accidentally dropped someone’s suitcase – one of the dudes that was in Killarmy, and it broke open as someone was moving it. I heard all this yelling, I’m like what the fuck was that? I turned around and saw the upper torso of some blow up doll or mannequin or some shit fall out of the dudes suitcase” The room fell out laughing and GZA continued, “I was like; tell me this n*gga didn’t bring half a blow up doll on tour with him. Those fucking Killarmy n*ggas.”

The GZA is a seemingly intelligent dude — they nicknamed him the Genius for chrissakes, but this particular day he seemed to be incredibly lethargic and kind of slow-off-the-line. We had asked him to do a series of drops for us – all of which he massacred horribly. He could not for the love of god say DJ Food Stamp – he literally had like 4 takes. “Hey this is the GZA, right now you’re cooling with my man FOOT STAMP.. uh.. DJ Foot… Yo this is the GZA with Foot Stamp. Uh.. Yo, This is the GZA with DJ FOODSTAMP, there we go..”. LOL! And see what happened when we tried to get a drop from him for DJ ON&ON.

The Masters – GZA Voice Drop <– AMAZING.

Anyway, Wu-Tang Wednesday wouldn’t be complete without some semi-decent Wu gems. Enjoy a classic track from GZA, Jus Allah, & Boston’s Bomshot. Also, I think the first time Bomshot met the GZA was at this in-store, several months after this track was released. Hip Hop.

Bomshot & Jus Allah feat. GZA – Universal Allah

Bomshot & Jus Allah feat. GZA & Snacky Chan – Vengeance


OOOOOH SEHCK GABBER MIX BRO

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Gabber’s making a huge come back bro!!! GRRRRRRRR!!!!

BUT NEVER FORGET YOUR ROOTS!

DON’T FORGET! THE GABBER EDITION OF PVRPLE IS SCHEDULED NEXT MONTH SO FUCCKKKK YOOOOOOOOOOU!!!


Choppin It Up With Ghostface

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Ghostface is infamous for his interviews, but it’s the best kind of infamy. His colorful use of language  spawned Big Ghost Chronicles, a blog devoted to his bizarre lyrical stylings and eviscerating Drake. Sample sentence: “Ayo whattup you now in the presence of the mighty Hands Of Zeus aka the grand imperial Cocaine Biceps.”

Ghost’s unique brand of stream of consciousness spills over from his rhymes into his rhetoric, spinning looping threads of “nah means” and “yah heards” through which he drops jewels. It’s pretzel logic at its flyest. In that way, he’s like Wu Tang’s mystic.

On Thursday, he’s coming to the Wilbur in support of his latest project, 12 Reasons To Die. A collaboration with the soulful producer Adrian Younge, the tour features a live band to help flesh out the album’s lush sound. Below, Ghost talks DOOM collaborations, freaking beats, the Wu tour and more. Shit is off the meat rack.

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WTW: Cappadonna Twists Darts From the Heart

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Yesterday, the part of the Internet that cares about what happens with Wu-Tang was all abuzz about this tweet from the official Wu acct

Apparently things are now all good (until they’re not again). One person I can guarantee isn’t holding things up on his end is the mighty Cappadonna a/k/a the Cab Driver. For no apparent reason other than he’s just nice like that, Cappa has been putting in work with a couple of scene-stealing cameos on recent projects. Now I should preface this: if you need a primer on Cappa’s style, just stop right here because you won’t get the rest of the post. Yes, it doesn’t always rhyme (like his entire verse from “Triumph”). Yes, he’s an unrepentant shit talker for a guy who was once a gypsy cab driver in Baltimore. But there’s an art to his darts. And he’s been twistin them shits from the heart recently.

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GZA IS A NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

10th grade high school drop out, GZA, has been hired by NYC Public Schools to teach science.

With Blacks and Latino’s statistically at the bottom of public school Science performance, they decided to use rap music as a tool to engage brown students.

This is a double edged sword.

It’s a fantastic idea in the name of engaging students and getting them excited about science. Regardless of the approach, the key to educating a child is figuring out how to reach and speak to them.

It’s a horrible idea because as a parent, I don’t want someone who believes he bombs atomically teaching my child science. Especially when he quit school at age 16.

Achievement is now based on standardized tests. How will my child achieve on a test, when none of the questions include spitting a hot 16 about molecular structure?

Happy for GZA for landing that paycheck tho.

GZA does drop science.


WTW: New Ghost, Old Ghost [Audio + Video]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Over the past week, there’s been buzz building about the half-secret 20th anniversary Wu-Tang album: after Meth dropped a few hints during a performance in LA, Cappadonna confirmed things were coming together in a recent interview: “It’s all being done in the secret Wu-Tang Bat chamber. RZA has all the tracks lined up. There are recordings taking place in New York, L.A. and perhaps at the Wu mansion in New Jersey.”

That’s big news…not necessarily the album itself, but that a Wu mansion still exists in New Jersey. Cappa also commented on going back to back to the “original formula” of 36 Chambers, but that seems rather hard to accomplish if they are recording tracks in three different places, no?

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NEW GHOST-DINI…TURKEY LEGS AND ALL THAT…GET ME A BANANA NUTRIMENT…THAT’S MY ERA RIGHT THERE. TRUE. TRUE.

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Ghost is back. His 10th album drops April 16th, titled “12 Reasons To Die.”

Here is the first single.


Here’s Tony Starks discussing his long rumored collab album with MF DOOM.


WTW: RZA x Stax Hit You With These Jewelz Real Quick

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The Abbott never sleeps: after a couple years spent producing and then pushing his directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists, which I still haven’t seen, RZA is back again with his sorta-new project with Stax Records. Seeing as he’s already made a small fortune based on their catalogue alone, there’s nothing wrong with making a little more.

The Shaolin Soul Selection Vol. I (2CD/3LP) features 24 classic tracks from the Stax vaults hand-selected by Mr. Robert Diggs himself. As RZA and Wu-Tang have enjoyed a modest resurgence via their influence on artists like The Black Keys and others (yes, even Beiber counts), it’s nice to see the boss giving a nod back to his own influences. And while offering nothing new (especially to those who’ve already consumed volumes 1-4 of Shaolin Soul), this one should still find some space in your expanded Wu-Tang library. You can order the deluxe 2CD or 3LP package w/ t-shirt from RZA’s new Soul Temple label + download a nine-minute preview mix from DJ 7L here, or watch via YouTube below.

tracklisting after the jump

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Here is the new CZARFACE video..

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

And it’s incredible..