Apollo Brown's "Clouds" has been one of the most talked about instrumental projects of the year. So, just before Apollo releases his new project with Hassaan Mackey (Daily Bread), he has decided to release a short animated feature to play as a companion to the "Clouds" track "Tao Te Ching".
"A Solitary Crane In Winter Snow Needs No Jewels"
The video, directed by Emrys Roberts, unravels at a laid back, easy pace. First, Taoist mountains appear on yellowed parchment before calligraphic I-Ching symbols are drawn, slowly creating the entire Taoist wheel of hexagrams. Finally, the short animated piece evolves from a spinning I-Ching wheel into a spiral galaxy, rotating amongst the stars.
LEGENDARY WEAPONS TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 26TH 2011
(New York, NY) – Get ready for an exciting new Wu-Tang project! LEGENDARY WEAPONS will be released on July 26th, 2011 and features Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, Method Man, Capadonna, U-God and Inspectah Deck, along with AZ, M.O.P, Sean Price, Killa Sin and others. This project is Executive Produced by RZA. LEGENDARY WEAPONS' throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu imagery. It features raw tracks by RZA together with members of the Brooklyn, NY-based band The Revelations. Together, they provide a solid foundation for the crew's tales of violent New York street life. The album's first single "Only the Rugged Survive" is now available on iTunes was and features RZA, U-God, Cappadonna, and Bronze Nazareth. Check out "Laced Chiba" featuring Ghost Face, Sean Price, and Trife Diesel below.
01. Work Harder (Intro) 02. Alladat 03. Potatoes & Meat 04. Summertime (Featuring Macsen Apollo & Remo the Conscious) 05. Freshen Up 06. Certified Swag (Featuring Anderson Ray) 07. Here She Comes (Featuring Fontaine) 08. Stole My Heart 09. Gettin' It In (Featuring My-G) 10. Thank You for Asking 11. I Speak Clearly 12. Everytime (Featuring A-Loc) 13. Whateva U Like (Featuring SkyBlew & Chris Sutton & FelliDale) 14. Lies 15. Hotcake House (Featuring Saint Jasin) 16. Life of Dreams (Featuring BK & Doc Vaporz & MaddHadda) 17. Mixed Drinks 18. Wiggle 19. Doper Than That (Featuring Saint Jasin) 20. Gangsta Wit 21. Chit Chat (Featuring Dirty Birdy) 22. Work Harder (Outro)