Wu-Tang Clan, Club Revolution, Ft Lauderdale (by Sam Frank)
Wrapping up their North American tour, The Wu-Tang Clan, consisting of rappers Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, Ghostface Killah, The GZA, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and U-God, brought the muthafuckin’ ruckus to South Florida hip hop fans last Friday at Ft. Lauderdale €™s Club Revolution.
Thirteen more for that ass. Don’t worry ladies, the next little section will include your Wu-Tang faves… but apart from that we’re rapidly running out of room… who hasn’t appeared yet that you feel should make it on?
Fuck me, this is dragging on for a bit innit? For those who are just tuning in, there’s a recap from 1 to 50 here. For the rest of you, who have no doubt been fiending for this for the past week, lets start at 51 and see how far we get, eh?
Heh… remember when I thought it would take me just one week to go from 1 to 100? I’m struggling to find time to pay as much attention to this little project as I would really like to – so much listening to do, not enough time. Feel free to shed a tear anytime now for the hard station I’ve been given…
Wow. I thought I’d have this completed thew full 100 by this Monday. I guess with having a real-life of sorts at times, its cut into the amount of time I’d love to spend sitting in front of a computer, completely unappreciated, making lists for people who don’t give a fuck. Pity that, innit? Anyway, these were meant to be tacked onto the end of Part 3, but since that ship sailed a while back, I’ll just have them start part 4 and see how far I get this time. Once I hit 50 I’ll recap for all the latecomers. Ready? Lets go…
This list is not fitting into the timetable I had hoped for – with some luck though, I should make up some ground at the weekend, but until then you’ll just have to bear with me as I struggle through the week in fits and starts. All this checking of older stuff though has made me realise that in the last few months there’s been NOTHING worthwhile to listen to, commercial or underground – I know the big guns are keeping their powder dry (nullus) for the beginning of the autumn, but for real, its been a generally quality-free summer…
In Part 1, I reached 14 before I got pissed off and my wife started yelling at me for not spending enough time with her. If you didn’t know already, I live a very showbiz life.
I know to many people (me included) lists can often be boring. That’s why I’m going to attempt to break this up into around 12-15 albums per post to allow y’all to digest the knowledge I’m about to impart. It will also allow me to clear the 100 by this time next week, if things go according to plan. Please don’t get this twisted up either. These are my favorite albums ever, ever, ever. Not necessarily your favorites. Or your greatest. Or THE greatest. (Though at times, certain choices will tick a box on all those lists.)
Hiphop doesn’t need you
As well as showing me that its hard as fuck to maintain a website while behaving as a grown-up, wage-earning member of the ‘real world’ (no Pedro Zamora) this new job has also shown me one thing that I guess everyone needs to see or hear every now and again, and which helps maintain a focus on whats really important in life. And its this…
The Rebirth Of Classic Obsession Tour, Japan (by Sam Frank, The Oceanboom)
In the mid 70 €™s DJs, rappers, promoters, artists, dancers, and music fans alike aligned their talents with music to demonstrate the many breathtaking facets of urban culture which emanated from America €™s concrete jungles. Fueled by its fresh and unrivaled sound, hip hop became the youth €™s loudest and most prolific voice used to spread the message of €œone love € throughout inner city communities.