Video: RZA Talking "Iron Fists" Prequels & Sequels
Courtesy Matt B.
The RZA speaks on the dynamics and hidden layers in his new movie "The Man With The Iron Fists," out Nov. 2nd. The movie stars Russel Crowe, Lucy Lui, David Bautista, Cung Le, Pam Grier, Rick Yune, and The RZA himself who explains each character has an in-depth back story which could lead to sequels and prequels.
Interview by Shane Gill | Shot & Edited by Guy Blelloch
Music used: Kanye West "White Dress" from the Original Soundtrack of 'The Man With The Iron Fists
With the start of the Group Hug Tour yesterday, Chippy Nonstop celebrated with the release of her collaboration with Antwon and Ryan Hemsworth, "R U Down?" But then, she decided that her fans deserved even more than that, and while on the road with Kreayshawn, Rye Rye, and Honey Cocaine, she leaked the outrageous new video for her MONEY DANCE 101 EP’s single, "Money Dance."
Chippy’s song, inspired by WorldStarHipHop sensation Lil Mouse, is brought to life in grand fashion with the help of director Jon Smith of Sprinkle Lab and members of her Yung Klout Gang crew. Between the Klout juice, the bed covered in Pokemon cards, the unbelievable twerking that unfolds, and the CEO of Wendy’s mansion as the setting, "Money Dance" paints a luxurious picture of Chippy’s idea of opulence. Then, out of nowhere, she goes rogue and flips the video into a trippy remix by Ryan Marks, complete with inverse coloring and ass-shaking galore.
Election day is right around the corner, and with that spirit in the air issues of the day have been discussed near ad nauseum over the past months. In the Bay Area, an enclave of the country often ahead of the curve in diversity and racial progressiveness, upstart Bay Area rapper and HBK Gang affiliate akaFrank, is using the political season to champion his own cause – racial harmony and the quest to end racism through – yep, you guessed it – lustful bedroom encounters. Needless to say, if more folks in Washington adopted akaFrank's platform, we'd be seeing a lot more bi-partisan cooperation in our nation's Capital.
Video: Project Pat & Nasty Mane - "Ratchet Azz Bitch"
Courtesy Future Star.
Here's a brand new one from Project Pat and Nasty Mane off the "Belly On Full 2" project that is buzzing right now. This joint is called "Ratchet Azz Bitch" and is exactly what you would expect and want to hear from Project Pat. It's his signature style, sound and delivery and perfect for the clubs and mixtape scene.
MP3: Dark Time Sunshine & Two Fingers (Amon Tobin) - "Sweden (Remix)"
Courtesy Audible Treats.
On October 2nd, super producer and composer Amon Tobin released Stunt Rhythms, his second album operating under his Two Fingers alias, via Big Dada/Ninja Tune. Tobin has referred to Stunt Rhythms as his "love letter to hip-hop," and as such, the music throughout the album is the type of drum-heavy, bombastic production that would be ripe for some guest vocals. As it happens, Dark Time Sunshine, who released their own album, ANX, this spring and have been on tour with Aesop Rock since May, felt the same way, and today, the duo's rapper, Onry Ozzborn, is dropping off his own take on the Stunt Rhythms single "Sweden."
The song, premiered by MTV Hive, inspired Onry Ozzborn because of, he says, the track's darkness, and what he calls a "pep rally kind of feel." "It also has great build-ups," he says, alluding to the instrumental's tweaking synth lines, warbled bass, and crashing drums. "My approach to the remix," remarks Ozzborn, " was just to bring alive the words that were already there, but not yet heard." For the concept, says Onry, the goal was to focus on creating something new, to use the instrumental as a launching pad. "I didn't want to be trapped, replicating someone else's work," says Onry. "I wanted to be innovative." .
DJ Vlad: "Diamond threw down in her hometown of Atlanta for the release of her mixtape, "The Young LIfe," where friends like Cash Out came out to congratulate. Diamond also hit the studio to crank out some tracks for her debut LP, which is set for a Summer 2013 release."
Video: RZA Explains Idea Behind 'The Man With The Iron Fists'
DJ Vlad: "The Wu-Tang Clan member discusses how he became good friends with Quentin Tarantino due to their mutual love of kung fu movies, and how it was only natural that his directorial debut would be a film from that genre. RZA also talks about the soundtrack, saying that it makes you feel like the movie is there when you're listening."