35 Burst results for "Wu Tang"

Songs by Wu-Tang, Alicia Keys added to Recording Registry

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Songs by Wu-Tang, Alicia Keys added to Recording Registry

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"wu tang" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

01:41 min | 5 months ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"Said for their night. If anything for their 90s output, you know. And maybe subsequent albums weren't as good, but at least we're happy that they were still doing it, you know? Because. You know, we love routine. We want to see them. We want to see them together. We want to see them thrive, you know? And it's like, they are family and fans have become part of that family, you know? So we are all we are always pulling for Wu Tang. I really want to thank you for your time today and honestly for this book. And even for those listening because the podcast that I do, we do a lot of different things. Even if you weren't even like the biggest Wu Tang, the history, the foundation of hip hop learning about this and learning about the industry and then learning about all these guys that defied the odds and stuck it out and never said it, you know what, let's just cut half the guys out, which probably a lot of people would have done. As you mentioned, and we've heard before, their mothers knew each other. So there's a connection here that's beyond just the art part of this. You do just a tremendous job. It's one of my favorite books I've read in the last year or so, so thanks a lot, man. I appreciate it. We respect, man. Thanks very much. And I've enjoyed talking about, I can talk. I can talk about Wu Tang for days. So thank you for giving me the opportunity to spout off a little bit. Absolutely. By the book, you will not be disappointed, you know? You're going to learn about so much besides music so much besides hip hop, you know, because that's a beautiful thing about Wu Tang. You know, it's like there's so much knowledge,.

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"wu tang" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

The Breakdown with NLW

03:59 min | 9 months ago

"wu tang" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

"Welcome back to the breakdown with me and LW. It's a daily podcast on macro Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. The breakdown is sponsored by nyg and produced and distributed by coin desk. What's going on guys? It is Sunday October 24th and that means it's time for long reads Sunday. And today we have a fun one for you guys. So our story starts in 2015. Well, really, it starts in the 7 years before 2015 as one of hip hop's most legendary ensembles secretly recorded an album that they called once upon a time in Shaolin. Yes, of course, I'm speaking of the whoo Tang clan. So they had secretly been recording this album for 7 years and in 2015 instead of releasing it as normal, they held an auction. There would be only one copy of this album. And it was going to be auctioned off. Now at the time there were two very strong takes on this. The first held that this was some bullshit elitist art stunt. The second was that it was a perfect skewering of the way that digital and streaming has eroded musical value. For my part, I believe that it could have simply been that cash ruled everything around them. And in either case, if one thing has ever been true, it's that Wu Tang clan ain't nothing to fuck with. Whatever the real story is, baby doctor evil pharma exec Martin Shire won the auction for $2 million and took this incredible piece of culture with him in his much hated hands. Now, for those who aren't familiar with this comic book villain, he was a hedge funder and pharmaceutical exec who acquired a drug called daraprim, which had an expired patent but no generic version. This drug was used as an anti malarial and an antiparasitic drug and was used treating both aids related and non aids related toxoplasmosis. After his firm bought this drug, they jacked the price from 1350 a pill to $750 a pill overnight. It's way beyond the scope to dig into all of the elements of this here. But the key thing again is that it was a bummer that this piece of culture was hanging out with Richie rotten. Anyway, in 2017, Martin was convicted of securities fraud and sentenced to 7 years in jail, where, as part of the conviction, he was ordered to forfeit $7.4 million in assets. When he didn't have the cash, he had to give up everything, including a Picasso and of course, once upon a time in Shaolin, the Wu Tang album. Fast forward to July of this year. News broke that the U.S. Marshals had sold the album, but we didn't know to whom until this past week. Turns out it was pleaser Dow who are pleaser doubt you ask, well, let's read there about page from their website. Please or Dow is a collective of defy leaders early NFT collectors and digital artists who have built a formidable yet benevolent reputation for acquiring culturally significant pieces with a charitable twist. Since the Dow purchased its genesis piece, people pleasers Eunice wat V three NFT, the Dow has evolved and elevated its mission to collect digital art that represents and funds important ideas. Movements and causes that have been memorialized on chain as NFTs. Pleaser Dow has set a precedent for bidding on unique pieces. Many of which have powerful messages that transcend crypto. Dubbed as an art collecting empire, the Dow is experimenting with novel concepts in digital and community art ownership. Its members are exploring ideas such as fractional iconic pieces to be distributed to and owned by the community. However, beyond just shared ownership of these pieces, the collective plans to apply creative innovations within defy to add and disseminate value. In a way, the Dow is a platform for collective experimentation at the nexus of community ownership, defy and digital art. In essence, the Dow's modus operandi is to buy and fund culturally significant pieces and then create something fundamentally additive to the soul of the piece before sharing it back with the community..

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"wu tang" Discussed on The Gargle

The Gargle

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"wu tang" Discussed on The Gargle

"This may be a return to form for the world tag because it does feature contribution from share and. I'm sorry curious about a wu. Tang album features share. You need to expand your horizons okay. Five sauce for big and that brings us. To the end of the show flipping through the ads the back all of the personal ads and few others some memories of traumatic. Some pleasant ole can be removed with the colgate brain hamma nine out of ten dentists. Scream when you hit them with the hamma the other one is a victim of toxic masculinity. Kobe brain hammer. Why keep the pain on the inside. Just gonna have you got anything to plug. Yeah i've a podcast called make my day. It's a comedy game show where there's Just one guest. So they're guaranteed to win and then I'm doing some live comedy until someone stop doing that. You can't do that anymore again. So come see me while live. Comedy is really allowed. Get vaccinated niche kumar to comedy albums. It's in united to destroy yourselves part one and two available on all streaming services and specifically not in the hands of martijn carla to listen to those waters. Well i mean. Look down at the moment so i have no live comedy coming up. There is a live of bugle. Coming up at some point that i will appear on. I think that's in september the fulham on twitter. Nece gamut alliterative ally er hiv on patriots dot com slash fraser one-stop shop for all of my standup special podcasts logs. And my weekly team with allison sounes. This is a bugle podcast and alice. Phase production. Your editor is paid hunter. You executive producer. Is chris skinner. I'll talk to you again next week. You can listen to other programs bugle including.

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"wu tang" Discussed on The Gargle

The Gargle

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"wu tang" Discussed on The Gargle

"Falling downstairs until noon. That's cool the shkreli paradox. The the trolling thing. You know where it's like. Yeah literally and six people that you could you have to kill all of them or you can just run over mountains. And you're like well. I mean i guess. I don't wanna be the one to pull the lever but someone's gonna pull the lever and we're all going to make the same decision should be distinguished philosophically from the trolley problem. Which is where you can either. A call thousand people at once or get a thousand people to call screener. When there's there's also the issue of cat which is the cat is in a box and if you open the box that is or is not a real piece of shit paradox. all cats are real phase of shit. Yup the word said that they were adopting a four hundred year old renaissance approach to music. Because forget as a commissioned commodity as solve antidote to the music streaming services in the sort of online piracy nature. The way music is now released and they did successfully a four hundred year old road. Ice start approach in. They made it of one crazy ridge asshole. This whole story made me feel slightly better about my lake. Basically lifelong relationship to hip hop culture. Because these the issues of like cultural appropriation and who has like a legitimate claim to art and culture. And i'm a big rap music lover. And i sometimes feel like oh and my appropriating and then now i go well. At least i didn't buy the only copy of a wu tang album and let no one else ear in. I'm probably. I feel like the best thing about medieval music production which is just showing up in. Someone's whole telling them how great they were in their wife. Don't know they didn't do that using song. About how strong your arms are and then you can take me to my chain. I mean there's a guy in the group named the. I actually saw the tag cloud about two a half years ago. They take a very innovative approach to everything including how they handle the deceased former members because all day busted rip is of course joined the great wu tang clan in the sky and he was replaced at the cake by his son who is consistently referred to us young day busted. Yeah i've also seen that in. Which is so funny. Because i mean they must know that it's funny to call someone like young bastard whose specifically what you know about him is his patrilineal because older disaster dislike. There's father to his style and they're like well young dirty bastard. There is a father to be all dirty bastard. It's such a good name as my father. One said baby. I like it. Roll all dirty bastards. Move komi young dirty so out of five stars. How would we rank this unheard. We tang clan album see so this is truly showed injures tang album because it could be because no one can hear it so it could be great and it could be terrible so it's both great and terrible just in its anticipation so i give it both one and five stars. Great and terrible cate blanchet at the beginning of the lord of the rings movie ought listen. I'm willing to accept that..

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Japanese Man Almost 'Strokes' Himself to Death

The Gargle

02:02 min | 1 year ago

Japanese Man Almost 'Strokes' Himself to Death

"In japan has stroked himself while stroking himself in the worst olympic event. Nobody asked for this fifty one year. Old man is being reported as having masturbated himself into a stroke jobs gelman. Have you been following this story. I have involving this story. This man was masturbating around three times a day and no judgement here but who has the time and he. He had a stroke. It's almost like a very frequently fatal condition and he survived and the french call the moment after an orgasm lepetit more right the small death and this guy almost got the whole thing. which is. He's japanese but spiritually very french. Every orgasm is just the tip of he's described in in the news reports as being an unnamed right handed man and how much masturbating you have to do for someone to look at you. And i don't know your name but i'm sure you're right handed. That is enormous. It looks like a giant foam finger. You'd get at a basketball game. The thing about this is that he masturbated frequently enough. He masturbated several times. It's entirely possible that the stroke just happened and when he went in emergency. He didn't need to mention the mets to. I'll go this far. I think the masturbation might have been what shook it. Loose the blood clot. I think he could have saved his life. He's used to like expelling. I think he his body was used in top flow form of all fluids after a very different reaction to the story to bite view because my reaction was. Oh so. I guess we can't do anything. Edible too much alcohol. It's good you don't have to watch coffee chocolate. And now is like the one pleasure. My goal we had left as human beings has been compromised. Is he going. Turn out looking at pictures. Of briana and channing. Tatum gives you diabetes.

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"wu tang" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"wu tang" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"To tell you what is trending today on god's green earth or whatever you call this thing this flat disc spinning through this guy first up. We got wu. Tang album is trending. Because i don't know if you remember martin shkreli that hedge fund fucking goon who like up the price on pharmaceuticals to like. Just make himself a very wealthy person overnight. He bought like a one of one copy of wu tang album that was not released and it was like over two million dollars and people were like what the fuck is going on with this. He had to sell it to or not. He had to sell the government. Stray seized it from him as part of the The lawsuit that he lost Against you know for all of his financial nonsense and then they auctioned it and it got over two million dollars and it went to a mystery buyer so anna how are you do you do you. Do you know who it was. A you know who. Where does that money go to pay for his like like the damage is basically that yes. So they're like okay. Well can go to rooney mooney do into like what you have a two million dollar wu tang album so we'll take that and will liquidate that But yeah i think sound like seven point four million or something that he does. I imagine at some like white geriatric millennial who made money in like the tech game and loves hip hop and loves the sneaker game and sometimes says problematic shit to his people of color friends. That's why i imagined bought it. But then points to the fact that he can. He knows every wu tang lyric to be like well. I'm not racist bro. Like if i was raised. I wouldn't like wu tang. I'm pretty sure that's how yeah we know..

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"wu tang" Discussed on Hard Factor

Hard Factor

06:13 min | 1 year ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Hard Factor

"Next guy's yesterday the department of justice sold the one and only copy of the wu tang clan album once upon a time in shaolin. That was once owned by farmer. Bro martin screw rally and the buyer and the price of the sale were kept secret per tank contract. But the attorney for skelly or the digi couldn't tell said that the price paid was significantly more than what skelly pay back in two thousand fifteen which is two million dollar hairs shale to. We'll never know the contract stipulates that you can't hear it mark does piss me off because tanks pretty good but i i kept thinking about it right so everything. Each girl is so. Infuriating is one nine members wu tang clan. We've lost the dirty bastard and cabinet kind of float. So let's call it eight two million bucks you're gonna split that the risi's go take a lion share but is it a thing where you call your buddies luton clan the other clan members and say hey man for like you know. Two or fifty k. Would you wrap on this album. The answer's yes right. Because you don't have to good job only one assholes going to buy it Yeah that was the plan all along to sell one person. Yeah that was the plan of else ever done that. The first and only. Apparently i was reading the cardiff obvious. Huge name though like rooting for that. Right right yeah the contractors pretty intense right like he could never play. I forget anyway It did come in this sick box though. Look at that box. What kind of materials nickel. Thanks for asking. i don't. i'm not a little wayne guy. But the carter five is not outright is that is that the situation i forget which Which number is on. Because they were listing. Because the twelve that i get to screw rally has the carter. Five has skelly stops me from listening to a new lil wayne album. I already fucking hate him so much. I don't know how much more people are dying. Because he's jacked up the price and pharmaceuticals that when you're active in. Hiv drought thousand percent. People died and then he's still like everyone's favorite artists and only listening. I'm the only one. Listening is the worst man on the planet is wrong sociopath. I don't know but you know what see how byles right. Yeah 'nigma machine from a nazi 'nigma machine from world war two. He had a man. That's crazy that's that's so expensive i know. Where do you get that. He had the picasso. He had some isaac newton unpublished manuscripts users to collector off money of families that paid five thousand percent on the medicine. Do but my favorite thing about skelly is that story of that journalist that went to go cover them in jail. He serving a seven year prison sentence rate and this journalists. This lady journalist goes inserts covering them and they fall in love and then she leaves her husband. And then scraggly straight ghosts. Her will not return phone. Call would not accept a visit fucks this lady's life that piece of shit that's powerful in other music news guys. He's yeah he's a piece of fucking ship yeah. Connie is still living mercedes benz stadium and atlanta and donde is out august six so sure maybe cintas shirted with. They're saying do. Did you guys hear the one track that was on youtube. It's like it. Sounds great because it's kinda but it's like i'm losin my family. It's like it's really sad. I mean that's like the why me song yeah. The the reason that they knew that kenya was living mercedes benz stadium is because he was spotted at an atlanta united game. And why would anyone be at an mls game unless they were the bathroom. All right guys. I do think they won the championship last year. Oh look a little united. Hooked me with some free swag. I'm not hating on them. I'm paying the fact that no one likes soccer. It's not not soccer's fault. That's the one where he was wearing a black the pantyhose on his head rocking josh giant red pantyhose on his. It was the same performed in to. So it's like almost like he hasn't been changing like ashton kutcher style house. He's just right right. Has he started with bill. Murray style just hop it behind the stands and like serving people pop one. So that's what i'm saying. He was he must have made a wrong turn at the mercedes benz stadium because he wearing the same as he was wearing on thursday on saturday. Hasn't john lennon way out of there. He's the fan of the opera. He's gone insane. Lives in the back of the opera. He liked the amazing and never left. I hope that dude. I just pray the two chains. I know the to changes there. I just hope that to change is just doing the lord's work and making that out in the best it can be because it's going to be a treat and that's brought to you guys by our partner today. Imagine how much easier writing could be if you had an expert on. Call take drafts whenever you need them. Well that's what word tune is. It can be exactly that writing partner for you in a digital form. 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Wu-Tang Clan Album Sale Pays off Martin Shkreli's Court Debt

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Wu-Tang Clan Album Sale Pays off Martin Shkreli's Court Debt

"The single copy of the unreleased album by Wu Tang clan that was owned by entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has been sold for an undisclosed sum I'm marquees are loaded with the latest who has the once upon a time in Shaolin album by Wu Tang clan there's only one copy and Martin Shkreli A. K. A. pharma bro bought it for two million dollars in twenty fifteen he was convicted in twenty seventeen of securities fraud federal prosecutors sold the album Tuesday to satisfy Shkreli seven point four million dollar forfeiture order while prosecutors will not say who is the new owner or how much that person paid they will say the sale covers the rest of what Shkreli owed the album came in a silver jeweled box and all thirty one tracks have never been played in public

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Wu-Tang, Power And Possibility With Sophia Chang

Good Life Project

02:07 min | 1 year ago

Wu-Tang, Power And Possibility With Sophia Chang

"So my mother tokes. Chang was born in north korean. Nineteen thirty two. We share a birthday which is kind of extraordinary. Yes i was my mother's birthday gift and She fled north korea. When she was fourteen she was one of nine siblings and her two brothers had procedure the eldest children. The two oldest brothers had preceded her than shoot. She and her older sister were the next age down and they followed them and the assumption was all of them would follow and so she went on this heroin. They went on this harrowing journey. They got to the train station. They were supposed to get off at she and her sister and they got off a stop too early because there was a north and south which they didn't realize and as soon as they got off the police were there because they were already anticipating the people were going to try to be escaping and you the country had already been kind of divided you know the north of the communist and then the south would be with the americans and so a lot of people were fleeing and she also came from a relatively wealthy family and they also knew what this means is all this is going to be taken away so they get off at the wrong stop. They get taken in by the police and interrogated there two teenagers. I mean she's fourteen. Her older sister sixteen. They didn't arrange a story. They separate them and of course they don't come up with the same store and they said okay. You're trying to escape. We're gonna send you back on the first train tomorrow morning and there was a man in the station who overheard it and he was clearly somebody greater authority and he said what are they get back to the hotel and in the meantime i'll give them a tour of the city and so he gave them a tour of the city while they're walking around the city. The actually see the name of the hotel that was supposed to sneak them self and so they. They clocked it that night. They go to the hotel. My mother's sister gets incredibly ill. The police come the next morning to take them to the train station. And they see how she is and they say we'll give you data rest will take you tomorrow morning.

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Zelda & Chill with Mikel

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

05:33 min | 1 year ago

Zelda & Chill with Mikel

"We're gonna. We're gonna i don't think we can last longer than the simpsons but maybe we can last longer than a true crime. Podcast guys at the bar lower. Get behind that. Maybe we have more memorable characters like his leg in forni gumbo. We'll get there but yes. Thank you everybody for listening. We have a special show for us because we have a special guest show We've listened to some of the music in the past. I know i have mentioned the album's in the past. So on the label game chops we have The the producer the musician of the album. Zelda and chill and most recently zelda and chill part two which is a lo fi. Sell the series. We have michael all the way from germany. Joining us on the show. Michael thank you for joining us for big show So yeah i love. How and for me. It's a fairly recent thing of seeing not just a lo fi hip hop or hip hop instrumentals becoming so popular on the internet and worldwide. But seeing a lot of a video game arrangements insi- within hip hop within the lo fi. Can you tell me a little bit about how you got interested in hip hop and then how that intersected with with zelda yeah. I got interested with hip Pretty early when there was five or six. I rap songs and thought i always loved the beats and stuff but when it was i think whether it was fourteen was when i started making own beads. I've always liked sorry. The i've always liked zelda games and games in general and soundtracks and think about two thousand and eight. When i started making music i made my first remixes but i didn't release them and I think two thousand seventeen when notify was a bit bigger. That was when i did it again. 'cause these were finally hippies got really fit to yoga music yes i feel i feel that and i'm not sure if this is the same for a lot of people that i feel like my musical tastes have suddenly become mainstreamed more popular so the instrumental music that i really enjoy suddenly. There's there's an audience audience for it. And say i can also say that people like me who weren't generally into that style of music when you cross sect it west v. Gm which. I am a fan of It has a way of getting you in the door to appreciate what you were missing out on before the now definitely before we get into some original game music some music that we really enjoy. I'm curious about some of your musical influences. You said you you listen to a lot of got interested in rap music at a younger age while we're some of the the early artists and songs that really got you interested. Well i think the biggest inspiration was abducted raped western east coast hip hop in the nineties. Yes and then. The eminem fifty cents and a lot of german rep. Oh yeah. I'm not familiar with a lot of german rap. Artists is are there any names that maybe we could take note of and explore Seo the is He also reps on these Boom bap beats yes. Yeah and kinetic also from my hometown. They think mostly inspired by now. We have a friend of our show who lives in the uk in britain and he also has a podcast of music. And do you know of the wu tang clan playstation game. So there's a fighting game but all of the characters are members of the wu tang clan and they did it and they wrote a soundtrack to the game. You might be interested. It's it's very instrumental. But there's a few there's a few vocal tracks cetera. Okay sounds cool. Hundred very quick the only game villain. No of his Def jam york. That's with a lot of weapons and stuff up when the kids out there. It's always so it kind of makes sense that they would fight each other. But at the same time i always imagined. The wu tang clan working together. You know is the main story mode is exactly that like pointing games. Do it where they'll start out with a they're just fighting because they're trying to figure out what's going on here eventually. Learn that the band is making them. Fight was something with thirty six yards. They had to fight their way through so elena. We chose specifically zelda music for today and sort of to celebrate yourself in chill albums and we ask for you to bring some music that maybe you really enjoyed or were inspired by.

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The Power of La La Anthony

The Nod

05:35 min | 1 year ago

The Power of La La Anthony

"PLA Anthony Welcome to the show so. How are you guys doing? Don't? Talk to you. So, people. Know, you got your start in radio at the age of just sixteen t talked to us about your journey I like to go to eleventh grade and I was just so until with this radio station and then went to an event they were having enormous like saw some interns like hanging posters with something that the Wu Tang clan was doing and I was like this could be really cool. So I applied for the program NASA I got him but I didn't really have a plan I just knew I. Love Music and my love for music has taken me where to where I'm at now I got somebody who has dj big. Fan You want not held it down. But it's been incredible to see your acting career just flourish and you play the character of dom on most recent season of the shy conduit for the money I, do it for the culture talk to us about what it was like to play. And get into that character shirish doubt I love lean away. She's amazing for our culture and she was like I might have something for you on which to come in addition and I was like I can't mess this up like I wanna be on the shy and I got the role of dom which I love because she's so different from leaky show empowered dom as a chef that's an entrepreneur and trying to get their business off of. The ground and really focused into keeping 'em it on point so they can build this amazing business together. So I think it was a great transition into go from working with great creators like Courtney Kemp and fifty to now be on the Lena and her crew has been just an incredible transition and so there and you've been acting in so many different types of roles for over ten years I'm curious like what type of role do you hope comes next I'm always looking for relieve rooted and grounded stories just stories that matter to us. Our culture stories that we can relate to stories that people aren't telling I'm attracted to that kind of material, which is why I'm also producing house well, because the great thing about producing, find your own material and bring it to life you're working on a new project that gives a behind the scenes. Look at the NFL. Tell us a bit about this new series and why you wanted to be involved. So fifty were executive producing together the book that we read that we love and it's more about like what goes on behind The scenes with sports, but it's mostly about the women. So many women just give up their own lives just to be there for their partner, who's an athlete losing sports, and what happens when you like I have my own life and I want to do my own thing and what effect does that have, but it gets really grimy and gritty in real and obviously you know sports and athletics or something you know I know a lot about so I was able to really give some of my stories and really gives some real. Really exciting content to the show. So we're excited we're excited to hopefully be in production really soon and get that oven going you're also working on. Producing Story About Sin Toya Brown long you know young woman who killed a man in self defense sixteen was tried as an adult given a life sentence was then finally offered clemency last year. Why was it so important to you to make sure that this story was told that just such a powerful story and I had been tracking it for a while and watching toys interviews and just what happened to her from young growth? Donau. Moe's fascinated at like what? Was Your Life like that. took you down these paths and then her completely changing her life and finding God and becoming the spokesperson for young girls and sex trafficking. I thought it was amazing. So that's something we're so excited about and wanted to be so careful with because now we're telling someone's life story. You don't WanNa, take it lightly or take that for granted art. So power was truly one of my favorite shows I've talked to breathe way too much. I still found myself wondering what carers from the show would do if they existed in the real world. So We'd love it if you could just indulge us in a little bit of a game. Okay. We're GONNA throw out a scenario and you tell us which character from power best fits the situation. All right. Okay. So we all know that Joe Biden made good on his promise to choose a woman to be his running mate. On the democratic. Ticket but we want to know which female character on power would have made a better choice as a running mate. Okay. So You already know off the top of the dump quick witted she's smart. She knows the system how to get through the system I. think he'd be a great running Angelo for sure I mean she kinda got caught up by the system that numerous through it and she knows the law whether she was part of breaking the law or not. She knows the law. So I think she would have been great. All, right. Second Question. So none of the men on power were necessarily winning awards in the a good boyfriend healthy relationships department lynch two men from power. Do you think could go head to head in a horrible boyfriends verses? Who would you like to see? I think draze caring. There was a horrible boyfriend who said the daughter the always mentioned that he didn't care what happened. Durham mom probably ghost I don't love how he handled the situation between you know Tasha Angela and how he did that I wouldn't say Tommy 'cause. You did kill Holly. You're right. Maybe that's what I was gonNA. Relationship you've really love Kisha and things that he would have never heard. Anything to protector. So he might not have been the ideal boyfriend, but I think he was getting to a place where he was really trying to eat. Better. But he did last gopher. No

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The Power of La La Anthony

The Nod

03:37 min | 1 year ago

The Power of La La Anthony

"PLA Anthony Welcome to the show so. How are you guys doing? Don't? Talk to you. So, people. Know, you got your start in radio at the age of just sixteen t talked to us about your journey I like to go to eleventh grade and I was just so until with this radio station and then went to an event they were having enormous like saw some interns like hanging posters with something that the Wu Tang clan was doing and I was like this could be really cool. So I applied for the program NASA I got him but I didn't really have a plan I just knew I. Love Music and my love for music has taken me where to where I'm at now I got somebody who has dj big. Fan You want not held it down. But it's been incredible to see your acting career just flourish and you play the character of dom on most recent season of the shy conduit for the money I, do it for the culture talk to us about what it was like to play. And get into that character shirish doubt I love lean away. She's amazing for our culture and she was like I might have something for you on which to come in addition and I was like I can't mess this up like I wanna be on the shy and I got the role of dom which I love because she's so different from leaky show empowered dom as a chef that's an entrepreneur and trying to get their business off of. The ground and really focused into keeping 'em it on point so they can build this amazing business together. So I think it was a great transition into go from working with great creators like Courtney Kemp and fifty to now be on the Lena and her crew has been just an incredible transition and so there and you've been acting in so many different types of roles for over ten years I'm curious like what type of role do you hope comes next I'm always looking for relieve rooted and grounded stories just stories that matter to us. Our culture stories that we can relate to stories that people aren't telling I'm attracted to that kind of material, which is why I'm also producing house well, because the great thing about producing, find your own material and bring it to life you're working on a new project that gives a behind the scenes. Look at the NFL. Tell us a bit about this new series and why you wanted to be involved. So fifty were executive producing together the book that we read that we love and it's more about like what goes on behind The scenes with sports, but it's mostly about the women. So many women just give up their own lives just to be there for their partner, who's an athlete losing sports, and what happens when you like I have my own life and I want to do my own thing and what effect does that have, but it gets really grimy and gritty in real and obviously you know sports and athletics or something you know I know a lot about so I was able to really give some of my stories and really gives some real. Really exciting content to the show. So we're excited we're excited to hopefully be in production really soon and get that oven going you're also working on. Producing Story About Sin Toya Brown long you know young woman who killed a man in self defense sixteen was tried as an adult given a life sentence was then finally offered clemency last year. Why was it so important to you to make sure that this story was told that just such a powerful story and I had been tracking it for a while and watching toys interviews and just what happened to her from young growth? Donau. Moe's fascinated at like what? Was Your Life like that. took you down these paths and then her completely changing her life and finding God and becoming the spokesperson for young girls and sex trafficking. I thought it was amazing. So that's something we're so excited about and wanted to be so careful with because now we're telling someone's life story. You don't WanNa, take it lightly or take that for granted art.

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Interview With RZA Of The Wu-Tang Clan

Toure Show

03:42 min | 2 years ago

Interview With RZA Of The Wu-Tang Clan

"Tell me about this movie. Why? Why? Why this movie now cutthroat city to War Katrina Shamikh it the trailer is amazing. Tell me about this movie long. Hamas. Start talking about the movie without sandbox La Brother a long time acknowledging your hairstyle. Acknowledging each other's beards. Dante Very Long. I haven't cut anything in a while you have accrediting theater while. If you want to acknowledge you the first two time guest on this show. So I appreciate that Bongbong Quantity without grades I got breaks down so That's how we doing anyway a man's treasure to. Talk to you again but this film right here. This is like our this is me really conti myself down as a filmmaker. Based in New Orleans after. Noted with aftermath, of Hurricane Katrina. You Watch. These four young men who have always asked rations in charge of desperation. And desperation. Lead. US down the rabbit hole. Was We all know? And hopefully, the goal of the for me as a filmmaker is spire. Out The desperation what could be desperation? Trauma Nation. And that's kind of you know. Kind of summarize the. Trying to do here. That's what the film is aiming to show. I know you're a student of film. So what are the films that are most inspiring your vision of this one like it did you make a mood board or at least in your mind you're like I wanna take a piece of this piece of this a piece of this and make it my own like what is what is what are the fathers of this? And it is definitely I'll. Be, honest with you small struggle with no in class struggle as young black men in our neighborhood. Movie You saw the Cina. Right I experienced things that he trauma neighborhood apart unanimity and also experienced myself in A. Good Adelaide. And a lot of not getting out and so when I got screenplay got invite the screenplay was led by my buddy all. Ready. ACCOST Hurricane Katrina was a tragic thing for. Country, you know we have to your anniversary of the right now and it thanks don't seem to change much in this country right? A sense of. How fasteners? Post the black community or the community more, it hurts other communities because see right now the fan denic, right but even if this story was set. In Flint, Michigan would water was bad or Saturday Chicago is south bothers is going through the struggles. Or set right on Staten Island Faulk, hill either either place. Is destroyers relevant but this one is set a Katrina and and these guys may turn to that desperation. It becomes. A high school, it will lead the films that kind of. Inspired like you know like feelings I'll turn to. I think John Singleton Boys Hood was a great example of somebody trying to get out. Get the situation, the neighborhood itself what the situation was under holding a man I thought John Degree Job John. Nash Story. You Go back to F Gary Gray or set it off. You know what I'm. Trying. To figure out, you know

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RZA and Good Humor team up for new song replacing jingle with tainted racist past

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 2 years ago

RZA and Good Humor team up for new song replacing jingle with tainted racist past

"The good humor ice cream truck jingle tainted with the racist past gets a makeover by resolve the Wu Tang clan this is the sound of the new jingle the old one comes from the song Turkey in the straw used in minstrel shows blackface and racist lyrics Reza says he had no idea and like many kids grew up chasing the good humor truck now is rewriting history we've all evolved as a man on the stand like with a positive outweighs negative almost ten to one says it's inclusive I was doing joy but it sounded Christmas you hello my name is they can't be Christians then I started doing it and I did a simple one baby so this is really good but it sounds more low level I see yeah because I I was trying to make an arrest my son good humor no longer owns the ice cream truck that says it's offering drivers music

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RZA and Good Humor team up for new song replacing jingle with tainted racist past

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 2 years ago

RZA and Good Humor team up for new song replacing jingle with tainted racist past

"The good humor ice cream truck jingle tainted with the racist past gets a makeover by resolve the Wu Tang clan this is the sound of the new jingle the old one comes from the song Turkey in the straw used in minstrel shows blackface and racist lyrics Reza says he had no idea and like many kids grew up chasing the good humor truck now is rewriting history we've all evolved as a man on the stand like with a positive outweighs negative almost ten to one says it's inclusive I was doing joy but it sounded Christmas you hello my name is they can't be Christians then I started doing it and I did a simple one baby so this is really good but it sounds more low level I see yeah because I I was trying to make an arrest my son good humor no longer owns the ice cream truck that says it's offering drivers music

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A New Ice Cream Truck Song

Coronavirus Daily Briefing

03:41 min | 2 years ago

A New Ice Cream Truck Song

"If, you weren't aware before you have perhaps learned recently as America has been going through the latest era of reckoning with are racist roots that the classic Ice Cream Truck Song is apparently super racist. That's right. It is not just an annoying earworm that blasts all summer long and sometimes in the winter and late at night at least here in New York City the song commonly referred to as Turkey in the Straw has its origins in lots of other songs passed down in morphed over the years. NPR credits it as evolving from the traditional British tune the old rose tree saying quote the tune was brought to America's colonies by Scots. Irish immigrants who settled along the Appalachian Trail and added lyrics that mirrored their new lifestyle. The first natural inclination of course is to assume that the ice cream truck song is simply pain. Oh my gosh to Turkey in the straw but the melody reached the nation only after it was appropriated by traveling black face minstrel shows there's simply no divorcing the song from the dozens of decades it was almost exclusively used for coming up with new ways to ridicule and profit from black people and quotes. In the eighteen twenties melody was given another new name in lyrics which I won't share because even the title is a slur and then in one thousand, nine, hundred, sixteen, it was given another racist upgrade with an even more egregious title featuring both the inward and a racist stereotype followed by ha ha ha all just in the title without even getting into the lyrics. The song moved into ice cream trucks around the same time, and the reason why is because ice cream parlors played all manner of minstrel songs. So when the truck started popping up, they played the minstrel melodies on the trucks as well. But now, good humor. One of the most iconic ice cream truck vendors in America in the mid, twentieth century has made attempts to atone for their sins they partnered with Wu. Tang clan founder Rizza to create a new ice cream truck jingle quoting rolling stone Ras Jingle will be available to ice cream trucks in the US via music boxes produced by Nichols electronics starting this month Nichols Electronics, which is based in Minneapolis where this year's protests against police brutality racial injustice started after the killing of George Floyd also announced that it would remove Turkey in the straw from it's music boxes and quote. In a video debut in the new Jingle Risi's said quote we wanted to make a military that includes all community that's good for every driver. That's good for every kid and I'm proud to say for the first time in a long time, a new cream jingle will be made available to trucks all across the country in perpetuity that means forever like Wu Tang forever, and I can assure you this one is made with love and quotes, and here is what the new jingles sounds like. I gotta say my favorite part of it other than the complete lack of racist origins is how gentle and calming it is. This jingle is not going to be nearly as annoying to hear when it's blasting from icecream trucks relentlessly all summer long. So really just an overall win in every way

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Wu-Tang Clan's RZA writes new ice cream truck jingle to replace one with racist past

Atlanta's Morning News

00:17 sec | 2 years ago

Wu-Tang Clan's RZA writes new ice cream truck jingle to replace one with racist past

"Humor changes the jingle of its ice cream truck. Turkey in the straw has racist overtones from minstrel Show Day. So the founder of the Wu Tang clan's come up with a new theme. And good humor encourages other trucks to adopt the new tune is the industry

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Wu-Tang Clan's RZA writes new ice cream truck jingle to replace one with racist past

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

Wu-Tang Clan's RZA writes new ice cream truck jingle to replace one with racist past

"Jingle played by ice cream trucks has become a problem. CBS News correspondent Wendy Wendy Gillette explains why good humor humor has has partnered partnered with with blue blue tank tank lands lands Rizza Rizza to to create create a a new new jingle jingle for for ice ice cream cream trucks. trucks. The The old old one one called called Turkey Turkey in in the the Straw Straw had had a a problematic past. As the musician explained online. I'm not gonna play right now because we come to find out that it has racist groups. It was used in minstrel shows, sometimes paired with racist lyrics. Good humor is asking drivers to stop playing the old jingle and has offered to give them the new one for free. And this one is made with love. Wendy Gillette CBS News

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Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

Beyond!

55:06 min | 2 years ago

Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that

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Beastie Boys Made a Movie. We Made a Beastie Boys Podcast.

The Big Picture

09:03 min | 2 years ago

Beastie Boys Made a Movie. We Made a Beastie Boys Podcast.

"I'm Shawn Fantasy and this. Is the big picture a conversation? Show about Beastie Boys. That's right beastie. Boys made a movie beastie boys story which is directed by Spike Jones and available to watch right now on apple. Tv plus. If you're like me and worship Beastie boys you need to watch this movie later in the show. I'll be talking to add rock. And like diaw Beastie boys about their movie history their favorite fruits. How they're doing in quarantine. The New York Knicks documentaries that they want to see a bunch of other stuff as I tried to keep them focused on our conversation. A really love these guys beastie. Boys are my favorite band ever and it isn't even really close so to talk about them before we get to them. I asked the VIC Ferrari to my Alessandro Allegra. Join me it's Chris Ryan. Hi Chris. I've always seen myself more as a Nathan Wind Guy. I've been waiting my whole life to do this. Podcast so let's go. I'm very glad you're here with me. I can't think of anybody else. I'd WanNa have here other than you. Except maybe Mike the Inadequacy and they're coming later. So when I say beastie boys what's the first thing that pops in your head Chris? Probably the invention of cool so I think one thing that we've talked about a lot over the last twelve to eighteen months. We've had a lot of Quentin Tarantino podcasts. We've we celebrated a lot of his movies on the watchable. We talked about them on. Big Picture Podcast with him and something that comes up. Ally is kind of how he gave us a vocabulary or language to through which to understand culture and understand the world and I think the Beastie boys are equally responsible for that in both of our lives in terms of introducing us to so much music and so much other culture that wound up becoming just part of our like way in which we relate to the rest of the world through these like Kung Fu and exploitation movies through rap Reggae punk rock weird funk like all like it just basically made collectors and fans out of out of us at the risk of stepping on music exists. I wanted to ask you why you think you. And I to some extent to are so interested in figures who are all about basically like recombinant culture. You know who take all the disparate parts of stuff that they love and smash it all together because that is the thing that the movie and then returning to all of this music that I listened to over and over and over and over again in my life that I have thought about is like wow they really just jammed all the stuff they liked together to make something new like. What is it about that? The second part of what you said is the most important thing. Do you think about the people that we really respond to. Wu Tang clan quitting Tarantino. Beastie boys it means we're very basic very and B. It's the most important part is finding the second thing the thing that you're GonNa make out of all this shit. And that's what makes me so excited is when someone uses all these postmodern tools in these reconstructs. All these things out of this of Cultural Ephemera to say something else. Wootten Klan took all those Kung Fu movies and took all those samples but made something that could only have been made in Staten Island. You know back could only have made the music. He made with the experience that he had. And the Beastie boys could only have been the beastie boys by combining bad brains with run DMC. Yeah and I feel like it's not a mistake that so much of what we do at the ringer and so much of what you and I have been trying to do in. Our lives is basically celebrate and be enthusiastic about the things that we care about and I feel like these artists are the same way if you if you think about Beastie boys and you even look at the way they tell their story in the movie. It's just we really liked was the clash and grandmaster flash and Cheech and Chong and we were trying to find a way to make all those things make sense together and I feel the same way about what we do every day I feel about you and I love the NBA and we love Top Gun and we love. I love deb's I don't know how you feel Dad's but You know just trying to find a way to make all those things fit together so I feel like I have aped and tried to copy a lot of what those guys do. And I feel like a kinship to their their mission their creative project. Absolutely I mean like you and I don't mean to make it sound like you. And I are the Beastie boys here but you know. I think that we use the Internet the way other people would use a sampler right and we draw in all these different media. We'd take youtube videos. We take a picture and I think it was probably more the case before we started working professionally together in an editorial capacity but we would have like tumblers and blog spots and you were just kind of like throw a picture Steve McQueen up in an article you were writing about those face and it would have some sort of relationship and I think that that was our way of continuing along this tradition of mixing and matching different pieces of culture to say something about yourself. The thing that you said that I think is probably one of the most important parts of the movie that will nocco very remarked upon because a lot of it is going to be spent talking about. Yok and it should be because this is very much I think an image to him in a real moving tribute to their friend but when Mike D says in the beginning of the movie that he was just this weird kid who found the clash. Not only is that like. That's the origin story for a lot of people. Who like they find that one band? Whether it's the dead or the clash or you know run DMC. Whoever it is that makes them think that they are now. All of not alone in the world the clashes like a really really important. Template for the Beastie boys because they are basically A Crossroads Group A marketplace. At Crossroads Group. It's where all these different cultures are coming. And they're setting up their wares and you can pick and choose off these tables and then you go home and you make something out of it. And that's what the clash did too. I mean you can make a lot of arguments about appropriation. And whether or not the people who the clash were taken from or or paying homage to properly compensated for the work that they did And the same thing could go. For the Beastie boys but I think a lot more people know about Lee Perry. Because of the Beastie boys did not you know and and that's like a really really important act in culture. Everything is about timing too I think about when they hit the scene and who they were working with and on the one hand I guess there's an appropriation question. I think they've moved past that so effectively because they were just literally there with Russell. Simmons and Rick Rubin and run DMC making music together and they were a part of something that was essentially punk at the end of its first true like lightning rod phase at the end of the day and and rapid the Dawn. You know I mean. They weren't there necessarily in in the parks in the south. Bronx but you know one thousand nine hundred. Eighty three played on the radio. Yeah Yes yes. And there's that great moment in the movie where Africa is asked about cookie. Post by one of the members of the Beastie boys and you can see like they're they're they're they're in the moment and they're going to dense area and you know performing for white people introducing them to wrap it away and that couldn't have happened if they if it was just five years earlier five years later. The same is true for the class. You know it's like they arrived at a time when the world was ready to hear rock and try to play reggae. And what that means for the future reggae. There's something also about this specific approach to the world though that jumps out to me. Which is it's not. Just this is what we like. It's this is what we like and I don't care if you don't like it and I don't I actually don't care if you don't get it because when I think about the things that I knew when I first heard the band it was you could fit it inside of a very small box. I just did my cultural reference points. The music that I knew about the the records the comedy everything that they were throwing in. I wouldn't say that I discovered them because they were sampled for three seconds on a on a record on policy boutique but they were a window. You know I had never heard of Sadaharu. Oh until I heard the beastie boys rap about him you know like there's so much in their music the sampling the lyric writing even if it is in their songs are very rarely like high minded. They're not necessarily pursuits of big ideas. But they put big ideas in front of you. Just by dint of what they were interested in and I I liked that kind of take it or leave it quality they bring to it and I feel like that really comes out in the movie too. Don't you think yeah? It's only a couple of people are lucky enough to have other people care about the thing that they care about. You know you can. You can play the game and you can try. Ride the wave of what's popular at any given moment. But it's so weird because what the beastie boys did especially once they move to La. I think wound up having such an incredibly profound formative effect on all the culture that comes after it but it so it winds up being underrated as as to what a zag that was how crazy it was for those guys to be like. Yeah we'RE GONNA LEAVE NEW YORK. We're GONNA leave behind rapper. We're going to go to capitol from Def Jam. And we're GONNA work with these two producers that basically no one's ever heard of an assemble these like really out there incongruous samples to build together a new sound that we're gonNA use to define us for the next couple of decades. The only thing I wanted to talk about because I think is probably also a reason why you and I like them. Much is that and this comes across very much in the movie much

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Thieves name-drop Wu-Tang Clan to scam hotels in Georgia

Kentuckiana's Morning News

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Thieves name-drop Wu-Tang Clan to scam hotels in Georgia

"Where a group of thieves drove around Atlanta in a rolls Royce pretending to be the Wu Tang clan scamming hotels out of thousands of dollars the complaint filed this week in US District Court claims the suspects ran up huge tabs at the hotels claiming they work for entertainment firm roc nation telling one hotel they were in fact the Wu Tang clan duping one hotel out of forty five grand another one out of thirty nine thousand dollars they sixty thousand dollars for the rolls Royce that they rented the two alleged ringleaders have been charge of identity theft and wire fraud the aforementioned clan has not

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Mindful Mama Mentor: Hunter Clarke-Fields

Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science

09:01 min | 2 years ago

Mindful Mama Mentor: Hunter Clarke-Fields

"Start by just having you. Tell us about your background Cole. Well I am. I came to mindfulness through sheer desperation. Sir I was I was like you know a a highly sensitive child really intense kid and I would just kind of be up and I would be down and I would be up and down and just it very pushing pulled by my emotions. I mean yeah I really you do You know I think I was a lot to handle for my parents and my I remember. I remember being like ten or eleven than it. Just being having been in a puddle of tears a my bed and my dad was rubbing my back and trying to comfort me as as I as I recovered and you know and he said to me. Oh Hunter you know this is your artistic nature and life will always be like this. They pick me up there and he was right you know he. He's very much like that too. And so you know as a teenager you know it was pretty tumultuous in my house and and I started i. I started looking at books about mindfulness Then looking for relief. Actually the first book I picked up Little Bit odd and strange I had my parents had a book of Like it was one of those little tiny mini books pocketbooks and that Shambala used to put out enda and it was like a Zen Cohen's but I didn't know I was just like. Oh this zen thing my pocket and I bike to my job After school where I had a lot of free time at this job and so I would read this like a Zen Koan book and it was very inscrutable and I was very confused but nonetheless. I persisted I found. I found the teachings of Han who eventually ended up practicing using the tradition for a long time and going on retreats there and And it gave me just reading. The books gave me so much lunch. Piece helped me feel hopeful that there wasn't something terribly wrong with me and And and then after about ten years of reading lots of books I find out and then it was really interesting because because Before then I would Kinda I would do yoga practice yoga and and then I could be in the present moment then I would go running and I would act. I would after a while you know in college I started a stopped listening to nine inch nails and Wu Tang clan while I was running in practice just being present while I was running. Not that there's anything wrong with those bands. It was great. You know. It's very Cathartic but anyway it was nice to be present as well my breath breath but then when I finally I I did a yoga teacher training than I was finally able to practice and I sat for ten minutes. A day for You know five or six days a week and and And despite kind of getting to the point a few months in whereas like this Mrs b side. Just sit here thinking the whole time. I'm not doing anything. I'm terrible at us. All of those thoughts. I realized that I hadn't fallen into those pits that I would had fallen into for twenty seven years of my life until then and it they they just kind of like went away not let the feelings went away. Those I still have a whole host of range as everyone does but that feeling of like I can't handle any of us and now I need to. You know I'm having a panic attack at work or whatever it was that went away and so it was this incredible. Will you know incredible transformation for me and it really. You know even me out in a way that just empowered me to do you so much. More it it. It really made a huge impact on my life so from the practice in that realization that Oh yeah. There's there's stuff that's happening even if I might not always be crystal clear and aware of An achievement today. She even unlocked still. Oh happening and you're noticing that so since that time. How did that progress for you well? It was helpful to know you know. Even if I don't feel like I'm doing this right there is there are these like effects that are happening. It was really powerful and since and that was that really empowered me I am. I found a Songa. I found a group nearby who practiced in the tradition of Han and a and and that fell was really satisfying to me. had grown up I- GROWNUP agnostic. And you know I was kind of like I was the kid who had no nothing and in this certain Catholic town I told I was going out. Why didn't I was like I don't know anyway? And so is really satisfy. The sense of like a also like a sense of community and a spirituality swelling and I had For me and and I really felt like wow this is great and then I I became pregnant two years after that and I was I remember really sitting with my big pregnant belly in the in the Songa the Oh man I got this like this. This is GONNA be loose. Zen baby this is. I'm doing three jobs look. I'm meditating on pregnant getting this baby this peaceful experience so so yeah so I had delusions and And then after that then the real learning. Wow so you had a baby and life. It happened no Magin. There are a lot of adjustments and you met practice. Maybe in a different way that lake. Well well Lo and behold. My child was a kind of intense highly sensitive child. Who WanNa thank you? It comes back get ya. I started to get. I remember at some points like apologizing to my parents. I'm sure they love that today. Gunman tell us more hundred tells. More really was the energy of my my grandmother than my father and myself and then this is a sensitive child and you know I had her in this This all natural birth centers free-standing bursts unders. I had all these the friends that now. Who are these wonderful? Crunchy Mama's not just seem so like there seemed so bliss to and I was like so struggling and my child was so fussy difficult and there was there was so much to learn there And it's really where you know. I really had to kind of Assam. My my my anger arise as she started to talk. Doc Back to me and walk and talk very very quickly. Resisted everything I said of course and and seeing I could just see these patterns like that were happening like here. It is again like oh my. Gosh here's my father's anger coming out again and it's coming through me. The and the thing I was I didn't want most in the world is now coming out through me and so it really became. You know I I became my teacher. You know just looking into these looking into these these things that were arising this anger. This is energy that I didn't want I wanted to push away desperately and realizing that that didn't work that it couldn't and so there was a lot an intense amount amount of learning to do and I also realized very very quickly that entered. Take time away from my child in order to be a better person for her. So you know it kind of building in these these pieces but but the real learning was like an seeing these patterns seeing these energies repeat and working working with them.

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"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

08:25 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Can find it here. The again like back to the Psych funk style and it touches on subjects like police corruption and also on the metaphysical connection between hip hop and stars Lysenko think also kind of deep but yeah sounds a little more goal triple earlier. Yeah Yeah it definitely has the there sound around for sure so maybe even if you don't consider yourself to be super into hip hop or Tang expert like me. Yeah you might be more aware of the seventh album. Then you realized so Rizza stated in an interview with Forbes in late two thousands that they were about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of modern music. We're making a single sale collectors. Yes I do know of us. So according to members interviewed for the showtime documentary this was not meant to be a real. You'll Wu Tang album. It was kind of put together in secret over six years by Wu affiliate and producer silver rings so the album once upon a time in Shaolin was pressed just as a single CD copy. The album was held in a silver jewel encrusted box with a wax gluten clan steel and leather bound liner notes in March twenty. Fifteen Wu Tang clan exhibited exhibited the album for the only time the only time the only time a crowd of about one hundred fifty art collectors. Dealers critics in Queens New York so this album was sold sold by an online auction. Start up for two million dollars in two thousand fifteen. It was the most expensive individual album ever sold like a legal agreement with the purchaser stipulate. AP Late said the album cannot be commercially exploited until twenty one zero three although it could be released free or played during listening parties in December. Two Thousand Fifteen. It was revealed that the person who had purchased the album was the notorious American businessmen iheart finished rally referred to the media as firm abro also the most hated man in America. The most hated man in America had bought the manufacturing license of the lifesaving drug therapy for him and he upped the price from thirteen dollars. A pill to seven hundred fifty fifty dollars a pill. This guy deserves to burn in hell. Yeah he's a real. Oh we should. Yeah so upon hearing the news a WHO had their album members of the group shall we say voice their discontent sale in resenting the tank clean donated the proceeds from the album to several charities. Good in March two thousand eighteen no now. A federal court seized all of Shelley's assets following his conviction for God including the album once upon a time in Shaolin. So that's currently in the government somewhere. Oh I didn't realize that. They just they still have it as like. Oh once your stuff gets seized man. Yeah that's gone forever. Yeah how about that Library of Congress. Megan the Library of Congress website. I WANNA hear it. You heard it here folks. Orange going to start a petition. Petitioned additionally government so finally in two thousand seventeen compilation album produced by mathematics was released called the saga continues so the group name on the album was actually shortened to Wu Tang instead of clan because the album featured all of the members except you God because he was currently in a dispute with the group over over royalties so it was a record but couldn't be called Wu Tang clan without you got on the cover has a very cartoony comic book feel to it. It's very distinct looking. I'm from their other albums to kind of if you picture like the band gorillas kind of like Okay so more Wu Tang Trivia please so along with their own clothing line. They also teamed up with Nike for a limited edition shoe in one thousand nine hundred nine. Only thirty six EXP payers like the thirty. Six Chambers of the Nike Dunk High L. E. Wutang were manufactured. They were to tone blend of black and goldenrod matching the Wu Tang logo logo color away with the Wu Tang w logo on the heel and the tongue tag they were made specifically for the group along with their family and friends so this is not a model that was ever seen for sale as a new release. Any that were sold at the time had been auctioned off from people who had received their complementary stinkers so the Nike Dunk High L. E. Boo Tang is one of the most highly sought after models. Currently only mint condition for sale is on grilled DOT COM for eighteen thousand nine hundred fifty dollars dollars. What the sneaker heads and their size like seven and a half like it's not even like cheating Weenie but sneaker heads don't care really right because they usually don't wear them they like have them in a vault and the key? If you've got a spare eighteen thousand nine hundred fifty four dollars laying around. You could be the the owner of this pair of mint in box on my shoes from nineteen ninety nine so we Tang shallan style. It was the video game released nine hundred ninety nine and it was also released. Globally as Wu Tang taste the pain It used a unique game engine created by paradox development which was originally made for an unreleased game called Thrill kill which was worthy for allowing up to four players to fight simultaneously on the playstation due to the graphic depictions of blend violence a special code printed on the instruction manual and had to be entered within the game to see the full uncensored action and activision also released a special edition controller for playstation in the shape of the characteristic mystic gluten. W but if you picture that it's very hard to use as a game controller and it's way more of a collector's sure that's something you put on display. You don't actually so we can claim has been honored by New York City with a street corner named after the legendary hip hop group in the park hill section of their homebase. Staten Island so the corner owner of Integral Avenue Entirety Street was renamed. The Wu Tang clan district in an unveiling ceremony on May fourth two thousand nineteen. Staten Island. Councilwoman Debbie Rowe said of the occasion. Asian quote this is a great day where we have an opportunity to honor our own hometown. Heroes the young men who Staten Island on the map internationally. They overcame all types of challenges to not only become rap artists and hip hop artists but to inspire challenge the music world. Let's lovely that's nice and then finally. The Wu Tang clan named generator. Oh yeah so. And we'll share a link to this because it's fun so remember that Donald Glover got his stage name Childish Gambino from the Wu Tang clan name generator by. Do you know what his name is. Donald Glover Yeah. I don't think so mick. Dj Oh just MIC DJ okay. Yeah well you could have done better on that so anyway. I put our names into the Tang clan generator okay. Mine is tough leader toughest bill T U F F if I like that tough leader and yours is profound destroyer. Oh that's it that's who we are. Now I'm changing my name. Legally sorry mom and Dad. Goodbye Lauren hello profound destroyer. Oh my gosh. If we were to ever start wrapping which I advise vowed. I don't think we should not be saying that we should. We should go with that. I mean John Glover got a lot of I mean. He's very successful. Yeah so oh clearly lucky. I love those so in conclusion. I recommend the showtime documentary. I recommend taking a little bit like spotify satisfies like essential Tanglin. You might as well yeah. There's a lot of fun references and it's very. They've had a significant impact on an industry. I love this. I had no idea about a lot of this amazing. They sound like incredible guys with great music. Woo We're holding. We're holding up a sign so speaking of the Tang sign. Our quizzes called Lego my logo. This is a quiz on iconic brand logos US question one named for the inventor of vulcanized rubber which American multinational corporation features what they call the wing foot symbol in the middle of the company's name. The symbol is better known as the winged foot of mercury or Hermes question to which clothing retailer fell into a trap in twenty any ten when it attempted to relaunch its iconic logo by minimizing the blue box and using the font healvets question three famous carmaker. BMW Am. W didn't always make automobiles in fact..

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"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

08:25 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Can find it here. The again like back to the Psych funk style and it touches on subjects like police corruption and also on the metaphysical connection between hip hop and stars Lysenko think also kind of deep but yeah sounds a little more goal triple earlier. Yeah Yeah it definitely has the there sound around for sure so maybe even if you don't consider yourself to be super into hip hop or Tang expert like me. Yeah you might be more aware of the seventh album. Then you realized so Rizza stated in an interview with Forbes in late two thousands that they were about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of modern music. We're making a single sale collectors. Yes I do know of us. So according to members interviewed for the showtime documentary this was not meant to be a real. You'll Wu Tang album. It was kind of put together in secret over six years by Wu affiliate and producer silver rings so the album once upon a time in Shaolin was pressed just as a single CD copy. The album was held in a silver jewel encrusted box with a wax gluten clan steel and leather bound liner notes in March twenty. Fifteen Wu Tang clan exhibited exhibited the album for the only time the only time the only time a crowd of about one hundred fifty art collectors. Dealers critics in Queens New York so this album was sold sold by an online auction. Start up for two million dollars in two thousand fifteen. It was the most expensive individual album ever sold like a legal agreement with the purchaser stipulate. AP Late said the album cannot be commercially exploited until twenty one zero three although it could be released free or played during listening parties in December. Two Thousand Fifteen. It was revealed that the person who had purchased the album was the notorious American businessmen iheart finished rally referred to the media as firm abro also the most hated man in America. The most hated man in America had bought the manufacturing license of the lifesaving drug therapy for him and he upped the price from thirteen dollars. A pill to seven hundred fifty fifty dollars a pill. This guy deserves to burn in hell. Yeah he's a real. Oh we should. Yeah so upon hearing the news a WHO had their album members of the group shall we say voice their discontent sale in resenting the tank clean donated the proceeds from the album to several charities. Good in March two thousand eighteen no now. A federal court seized all of Shelley's assets following his conviction for God including the album once upon a time in Shaolin. So that's currently in the government somewhere. Oh I didn't realize that. They just they still have it as like. Oh once your stuff gets seized man. Yeah that's gone forever. Yeah how about that Library of Congress. Megan the Library of Congress website. I WANNA hear it. You heard it here folks. Orange going to start a petition. Petitioned additionally government so finally in two thousand seventeen compilation album produced by mathematics was released called the saga continues so the group name on the album was actually shortened to Wu Tang instead of clan because the album featured all of the members except you God because he was currently in a dispute with the group over over royalties so it was a record but couldn't be called Wu Tang clan without you got on the cover has a very cartoony comic book feel to it. It's very distinct looking. I'm from their other albums to kind of if you picture like the band gorillas kind of like Okay so more Wu Tang Trivia please so along with their own clothing line. They also teamed up with Nike for a limited edition shoe in one thousand nine hundred nine. Only thirty six EXP payers like the thirty. Six Chambers of the Nike Dunk High L. E. Wutang were manufactured. They were to tone blend of black and goldenrod matching the Wu Tang logo logo color away with the Wu Tang w logo on the heel and the tongue tag they were made specifically for the group along with their family and friends so this is not a model that was ever seen for sale as a new release. Any that were sold at the time had been auctioned off from people who had received their complementary stinkers so the Nike Dunk High L. E. Boo Tang is one of the most highly sought after models. Currently only mint condition for sale is on grilled DOT COM for eighteen thousand nine hundred fifty dollars dollars. What the sneaker heads and their size like seven and a half like it's not even like cheating Weenie but sneaker heads don't care really right because they usually don't wear them they like have them in a vault and the key? If you've got a spare eighteen thousand nine hundred fifty four dollars laying around. You could be the the owner of this pair of mint in box on my shoes from nineteen ninety nine so we Tang shallan style. It was the video game released nine hundred ninety nine and it was also released. Globally as Wu Tang taste the pain It used a unique game engine created by paradox development which was originally made for an unreleased game called Thrill kill which was worthy for allowing up to four players to fight simultaneously on the playstation due to the graphic depictions of blend violence a special code printed on the instruction manual and had to be entered within the game to see the full uncensored action and activision also released a special edition controller for playstation in the shape of the characteristic mystic gluten. W but if you picture that it's very hard to use as a game controller and it's way more of a collector's sure that's something you put on display. You don't actually so we can claim has been honored by New York City with a street corner named after the legendary hip hop group in the park hill section of their homebase. Staten Island so the corner owner of Integral Avenue Entirety Street was renamed. The Wu Tang clan district in an unveiling ceremony on May fourth two thousand nineteen. Staten Island. Councilwoman Debbie Rowe said of the occasion. Asian quote this is a great day where we have an opportunity to honor our own hometown. Heroes the young men who Staten Island on the map internationally. They overcame all types of challenges to not only become rap artists and hip hop artists but to inspire challenge the music world. Let's lovely that's nice and then finally. The Wu Tang clan named generator. Oh yeah so. And we'll share a link to this because it's fun so remember that Donald Glover got his stage name Childish Gambino from the Wu Tang clan name generator by. Do you know what his name is. Donald Glover Yeah. I don't think so mick. Dj Oh just MIC DJ okay. Yeah well you could have done better on that so anyway. I put our names into the Tang clan generator okay. Mine is tough leader toughest bill T U F F if I like that tough leader and yours is profound destroyer. Oh that's it that's who we are. Now I'm changing my name. Legally sorry mom and Dad. Goodbye Lauren hello profound destroyer. Oh my gosh. If we were to ever start wrapping which I advise vowed. I don't think we should not be saying that we should. We should go with that. I mean John Glover got a lot of I mean. He's very successful. Yeah so oh clearly lucky. I love those so in conclusion. I recommend the showtime documentary. I recommend taking a little bit like spotify satisfies like essential Tanglin. You might as well yeah. There's a lot of fun references and it's very. They've had a significant impact on an industry. I love this. I had no idea about a lot of this amazing. They sound like incredible guys with great music. Woo We're holding. We're holding up a sign so speaking of the Tang sign. Our quizzes called Lego my logo. This is a quiz on iconic brand logos US question one named for the inventor of vulcanized rubber which American multinational corporation features what they call the wing foot symbol in the middle of the company's name. The symbol is better known as the winged foot of mercury or Hermes question to which clothing retailer fell into a trap in twenty any ten when it attempted to relaunch its iconic logo by minimizing the blue box and using the font healvets question three famous carmaker. BMW Am. W didn't always make automobiles in fact..

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"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

07:27 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Against later background. And it has the w superimposed over that so the big hit off of the W is called So it's the we take only top forty hit me So the music video you has. The we Tang clan arguing an elevator like time machine and they accidentally solves back to DC which looks suspiciously like the set of the movie the Flintstones Oh okay so the gravel pit is a large fancy pit made from stone and bones apparently also casino with a fountain in stone-age the cars and dancing naked half naked women emerge dinosaurs so at the end of the video Bo rock-hard who is played by booking woodbine out sir He's a rival Ninja. That challenges. The wooten so resolutions the Ninjas and fights off a horde of rival Ninjas attacking the pit and each member has a a different video. It's so it's so funny. So Rizza is bobby boulders. Meth is Joe Corey. ODBC is old. Dirty blocks looks like we already use. Boulders yes go spaces named Frank Stony and Ray Quantities lex rock head. I love you. God is stone fingers and like it comes up on on the screen. They're like they're like flintstones name it's it's you're like is this but when you're watching the documentary and they showed like clip that looks like they're in the Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas. Yeah which was not the of the two. Let's shows movies. That was the bad one. I mean they were both bad but like the worst live. Watch the video and you start hearing like the footsteps of the dinosaurs of its is very funny but like the song when you listen to the song isolated from the music video. Yeah you don't necessarily get all that no it doesn't seem like the song is called gravel pit. I guess but I imagine it's not just like flintstones references abound. That's awesome so shortly before the release of the W ODBC escaped custody while being transported from a Rehab Center to a Los Angeles Court and and then was considered a fugitive. He appeared at a record release party for the album with his face hidden by an Orange Parka and he wasn't recognized until he was introduced the crowd so with police officers present outside. ODBC performed briefly and then fled again fearing captured sixties later. He caused a commotion because he he was signing autographs and a McDonald's in North Philadelphia. The man can't keep away so unaware of who was causing the commotion. The manager of the McDonald's called the police officers officers arrived. ODBC mistook them for fans. Oh until they drew their guns on him and then he fled the McDonald's but it's just a series of unfortunate very fun to read about later on you know. Yeah so he was so they're caught up to him again he he was trying to start his vehicle and they caught him up up to him and he presented a fake. Id He finally committed his real identity and then was arrested but he spent a couple of very fun ways. Yeah so the next release album was iron flag in two thousand one. Made extensive use of outside producers and guests including Ron is leeann flavor. Flav the the cover shows the members dressed in army fatigues in black and white holding up a black and Yellow Wu Tang flags so it's really You Know Mosh to the famous nineteen forty-five Iwojima flag-raising resolve okay. Yeah Oh is completely absent from this album again. Hit another thing. Yeah he had some stuff going on So the album's promotion was also kind of low key particularly in comparison to the fanfare and hype that had preceded the release of the group's previous albums. So kind of the single people know off that is called Uzi Ed Parentheses Pinky ring. So this song has a blaxploitation influence atmosphere with a lot of dramatic that corn risks and gritty drama. You can kind of hear this like funky right eight hundred seven hundred seventy six quality too graphic. I heard the friends Angela. Bassett I know right timeless so beautiful so all right. Well I was laughing for a second but bring it back down on November thirteenth. Two Thousand Four. ODBC collapsed at routings recording studio on West Thirty Fourth Street in New York City and and he was yeah he was with them and he was pronounced dead. Later that night The official cause of death was drug overdose and opt-outs he found lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug tram tall and his system and again. This was just like two days before his thirty sixth birthday. I still cannot believe you so young. Well I mean at that point. I was a young teenager ager when that happened. Two Thousand Four. I was nineteen young teenager but like I. I always assumed you know like when you're that age down over the age of thirty is like you know but looking back like I was even now just until you told me that I was sure he was at least like almost fifty fifty. Yeah she's so that's rough yes so it was. It was really rough. It was really rough on the members especially those that were related to him in those those who were you know his they were been best friends for like two decades now and so it was really rough on some of them so they kind of working on their own solo things for awhile while in two thousand and five Rizo released his first book. The Wu Tang manual which lay down the Tang clan slang in terms along with listening. They're many sources of inspiration was re outlined the martial arts comic books the nation of Gods and earths and also chess course so in two thousand seven the group reassembled again really sir. Fifth Album called the eight diagrams it included lots of collaborations in the sound veered away from the group's original street sound but still debuted at number nine on the top rb hip hop albums on the billboard two hundred so it was their first full collaboration since ODBC death so eight diagrams it's titles derived from the martial arts film the eight Diagram Pole fighter fighter the cover shows kind of. Did you watch lost at all. I watched the first episode. Pay For some reason couldn't get into all right well in Zeitgeist the Dharma initiative the Octagon logo. So it's Kinda strange like when I'm looking at this covered. I'm trying to describe it. It's kind of like a Dharma initiative type logo in the sky that had Wu Tang w over for it in eight members of on the cover above city skyline and then Wu Tang eight diagrams so it included some posthumous recordings for the album. Oh Wow okay. And Rizzi used a more experimental orchestral more universal choice of music production for the album. So one of the standout singles on that is called the heart gently weeps So this has it features a sample of the Beatles Song while my guitar gently. We'd appearances of Air Cub. I do on the chorus Danny Harrison. WHO's the son of.

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"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

07:05 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"So it's the we take only top forty hit me So the music video you has. The we Tang clan arguing an elevator like time machine and they accidentally solves back to DC which looks suspiciously like the set of the movie the Flintstones Oh okay so the gravel pit is a large fancy pit made from stone and bones apparently also casino with a fountain in stone-age the cars and dancing naked half naked women emerge dinosaurs so at the end of the video Bo rock-hard who is played by booking woodbine out sir He's a rival Ninja. That challenges. The wooten so resolutions the Ninjas and fights off a horde of rival Ninjas attacking the pit and each member has a a different video. It's so it's so funny. So Rizza is bobby boulders. Meth is Joe Corey. ODBC is old. Dirty blocks looks like we already use. Boulders yes go spaces named Frank Stony and Ray Quantities lex rock head. I love you. God is stone fingers and like it comes up on on the screen. They're like they're like flintstones name it's it's you're like is this but when you're watching the documentary and they showed like clip that looks like they're in the Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas. Yeah which was not the of the two. Let's shows movies. That was the bad one. I mean they were both bad but like the worst live. Watch the video and you start hearing like the footsteps of the dinosaurs of its is very funny but like the song when you listen to the song isolated from the music video. Yeah you don't necessarily get all that no it doesn't seem like the song is called gravel pit. I guess but I imagine it's not just like flintstones references abound. That's awesome so shortly before the release of the W ODBC escaped custody while being transported from a Rehab Center to a Los Angeles Court and and then was considered a fugitive. He appeared at a record release party for the album with his face hidden by an Orange Parka and he wasn't recognized until he was introduced the crowd so with police officers present outside. ODBC performed briefly and then fled again fearing captured sixties later. He caused a commotion because he he was signing autographs and a McDonald's in North Philadelphia. The man can't keep away so unaware of who was causing the commotion. The manager of the McDonald's called the police officers officers arrived. ODBC mistook them for fans. Oh until they drew their guns on him and then he fled the McDonald's but it's just a series of unfortunate very fun to read about later on you know. Yeah so he was so they're caught up to him again he he was trying to start his vehicle and they caught him up up to him and he presented a fake. Id He finally committed his real identity and then was arrested but he spent a couple of very fun ways. Yeah so the next release album was iron flag in two thousand one. Made extensive use of outside producers and guests including Ron is leeann flavor. Flav the the cover shows the members dressed in army fatigues in black and white holding up a black and Yellow Wu Tang flags so it's really You Know Mosh to the famous nineteen forty-five Iwojima flag-raising resolve okay. Yeah Oh is completely absent from this album again. Hit another thing. Yeah he had some stuff going on So the album's promotion was also kind of low key particularly in comparison to the fanfare and hype that had preceded the release of the group's previous albums. So kind of the single people know off that is called Uzi Ed Parentheses Pinky ring. So this song has a blaxploitation influence atmosphere with a lot of dramatic that corn risks and gritty drama. You can kind of hear this like funky right eight hundred seven hundred seventy six quality too graphic. I heard the friends Angela. Bassett I know right timeless so beautiful so all right. Well I was laughing for a second but bring it back down on November thirteenth. Two Thousand Four. ODBC collapsed at routings recording studio on West Thirty Fourth Street in New York City and and he was yeah he was with them and he was pronounced dead. Later that night The official cause of death was drug overdose and opt-outs he found lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug tram tall and his system and again. This was just like two days before his thirty sixth birthday. I still cannot believe you so young. Well I mean at that point. I was a young teenager ager when that happened. Two Thousand Four. I was nineteen young teenager but like I. I always assumed you know like when you're that age down over the age of thirty is like you know but looking back like I was even now just until you told me that I was sure he was at least like almost fifty fifty. Yeah she's so that's rough yes so it was. It was really rough. It was really rough on the members especially those that were related to him in those those who were you know his they were been best friends for like two decades now and so it was really rough on some of them so they kind of working on their own solo things for awhile while in two thousand and five Rizo released his first book. The Wu Tang manual which lay down the Tang clan slang in terms along with listening. They're many sources of inspiration was re outlined the martial arts comic books the nation of Gods and earths and also chess course so in two thousand seven the group reassembled again really sir. Fifth Album called the eight diagrams it included lots of collaborations in the sound veered away from the group's original street sound but still debuted at number nine on the top rb hip hop albums on the billboard two hundred so it was their first full collaboration since ODBC death so eight diagrams it's titles derived from the martial arts film the eight Diagram Pole fighter fighter the cover shows kind of. Did you watch lost at all. I watched the first episode. Pay For some reason couldn't get into all right well in Zeitgeist the Dharma initiative the Octagon logo. So it's Kinda strange like when I'm looking at this covered. I'm trying to describe it. It's kind of like a Dharma initiative type logo in the sky that had Wu Tang w over for it in eight members of on the cover above city skyline and then Wu Tang eight diagrams so it included some posthumous recordings for the album. Oh Wow okay. And Rizzi used a more experimental orchestral more universal choice of music production for the album. So one of the standout singles on that is called the heart gently weeps.

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"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Season. Hypotheses it is six minutes long hour it has no chorus. It's just it's just an intro and interlude not be in verses from the other eight triumph the song that features all members. Oh that's interesting. It is yeah. And according to the showtime documentary it was possibly the first million dollar hip hop. He's at video really. I am going to go home and watch yeah called triumph. It's it's another like very like theatrical like. Oh yeah they're on top top of a building and there's news crews and helicopters and time. Yeah John Hayman's yes. Yes triumph after Tang forever. Success is as a at that point ceased overseeing all aspects of Wu Tang product as he had done for the previous five years. He began delegating a lot of his existing role to associates like Oliver a power grant and his brother. Mitchell divine Diggs. This move was designed to expand hangs reaching industry and take advantage of the financial opportunities available to the so the focus researching empire largely shifted to the promoting of emerging affiliated artists. So cars of the of the killer bees if you will in two thousand the group got together again for the W which reached double platinum status and then in two thousand one. They had iron flag which was certified gold but had mixed reviews. So I W in two two thousand there was no in the studio because he was currently in jail and California for violating probation so his vocals were recorded. Good bye telephones. That inmates used to talk to visitors prison out of here and they use that on the track conditioner. I love that so again. The W went double platinum. The cover is the W which is dark against later background. And it has the w superimposed over that so the big hit off of the W is called.

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"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Season. Hypotheses it is six minutes long hour it has no chorus. It's just it's just an intro and interlude not be in verses from the other eight triumph the song that features all members. Oh that's interesting. It is yeah. And according to the showtime documentary it was possibly the first million dollar hip hop. He's at video really. I am going to go home and watch yeah called triumph. It's it's another like very like theatrical like. Oh yeah they're on top top of a building and there's news crews and helicopters and time. Yeah John Hayman's yes. Yes triumph after Tang forever. Success is as a at that point ceased overseeing all aspects of Wu Tang product as he had done for the previous five years. He began delegating a lot of his existing role to associates like Oliver a power grant and his brother. Mitchell divine Diggs. This move was designed to expand hangs reaching industry and take advantage of the financial opportunities available to the so the focus researching empire largely shifted to the promoting of emerging affiliated artists. So cars of the of the killer bees if you will in two thousand the group got together again for the W which reached double platinum status and then in two thousand one. They had iron flag which was certified gold but had mixed reviews. So I W in two two thousand there was no in the studio because he was currently in jail and California for violating probation so his vocals were recorded. Good bye telephones. That inmates used to talk to visitors prison out of here and they use that on the track conditioner. I love that so again. The W went double platinum. The cover is the W which is dark against later background. And it has the w superimposed over that so the big hit off of the W is called.

Tang Wu Tang John Hayman Mitchell Oliver California
"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

04:58 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"He has had a relatively low profile in part due to limited exposure because he was incarcerated for most the recording of enter the Wu Tang clan thirty six chambers so he only delivered some short verses on a couple of songs there but he's known for his voice and his style of blaxploitation rap crap. Okay very seventies and then masta Killa born Elgin Turner in nineteen sixty nine. He was the last member to join Tang but was extensively mentored Richard by Jesse during his early days with the group he was also largely absent on the group's first album also due to being incarcerated though he did contribute the classic final verse to the track. Dha mystery the of chess boxing. which don't worry we'll play with He also had CNN versus on Tang forever and other members solo albums. I'm he was the last member to release Lisa. Solo album called no said date in two thousand four. He's a pita endorsing vegetarian. Bless him and masta Killa its name from the Nineteen seventy-eight Kung Fu movie Shaolin master killer also known as the thirty six chamber of Shaolin And he's also referred to sometimes as Jamal Ariff. which is he changed his name from Elgin Turner to Jemele Erath breath and then also with little ashtray? At the end we have capita. He was warned. Darrell Hill in Nineteen sixty-nine so he grew up as friends with money clan Leeann members and Capitana made his debut as an affiliate of the Tang clan on. Ray Kwan's hit single ice cream He made his first appearance on a clean album in nineteen ninety-seven on Wu Tang forever and he contributed significantly to groups third studio album. The W at which point his appearances were no longer marked with featuring Capitana as they had been on the previous album so his status as an official member was at one point unclear while long referred to by both the group in fans as the unofficial tenth member. There was no confirmation on whether he actually became name. The official tenth member following the death of dirty bastard in two thousand four in two thousand fourteen risen definitively clarified cap it on a status as an official member saying that capital had been an official member since the group's eight diagrams album and Kalpana re real during an documentary in two thousand ten. The Wu Tang Saga that his name is an acronym cranium of consider all poor people acceptable don't oppress nor neglect any one man. There's a lot of words you fit into your name. I I mean if it fits you know. It sits like a cat in a box. I could do something. I'm sure you could do something without. And then sometimes you'll also hear people refer to the Wu Tang Killa bees. Those are a number of affiliated artists and groups. There's just way too many names people all that kind of feature on a song or like one of the Tang clan members features on one of their songs are like they opened for them somewhere or that kind of thing so they're like it's like affiliated artists Redman and method stuff together so he's considered to be like Oh ten killer bee but again there are way too many of yeah. I mean there's already nine nine ten members group and they are obviously all like various successful in their own right as producers and rappers and I'm sure they've featured on a lot of other people people so I imagine that family is a very large. Yes yeah they are indeed all right. What you've all been waiting for the album's the songs yes to the first album? Enter the Wu Tang thirty six chambers from nineteen ninety-three it was recorded at Firehouse Studio New York City and it was produced Bruce Mixed arranged and programmed by Raza and was mastered at the hit factory in New York City because an extremely limited budget. The group was apparently only able to record in a small inexpensive expensive studio so there were only able to have up to eight of the nine members in the studio at once. So the quarters were frequently crowded and legend. Has It that to decide. Reid who appeared on each song was a kind of force them to battle rap each other so the title is album is partly in reference to the nineteen seventy eight Kung Fu film the thirty six chamber of Shaolin also because the Tang clan had nine members each of whom has four chambers of the heart and thirty. Six Chambers is the total of the nine hearts of the members. I did the story. Behind the album's iconic cover has also become one of hip hops favorite mystery so the cover of there's only six members of the Wu Tang clan picture on it and all her sporting stocking masks over their faces so the regular rumor has it that with certain members of the of the group otherwise inconvenienced for various reasons. Some of the group's management team actually had to step into the place for their for their cover. Shoot Oh okay. Yeah smoking mirrors so despite enter the Wu Tang thirty thirty six chambers becoming a worldwide phenomenon original attack on the charts was not so hot and the album itself scaled only as far as number forty one on the billboard charts but the album did adventure get to platinum status ninety five. So here's their debut. Single protect your neck. I do know the Song Yeah. I'm pretty sure so. It starts off.

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"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

05:19 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"He provides beats for artists both in and out of the Tang clan including ghost face killer method man big pun prodigy. She and others. He's also called rebel. I N S okay. Yeah there's you God who was born Lamont Hawkins in nineteen seventy he. He was He also ended up having a good solar career he. He has had a relatively low profile in part due to limited exposure because he was incarcerated for most the recording of enter the Wu Tang clan thirty six chambers so he only delivered some short verses on a couple of songs there but he's known for his voice and his style of blaxploitation rap crap. Okay very seventies and then masta Killa born Elgin Turner in nineteen sixty nine. He was the last member to join Tang but was extensively mentored Richard by Jesse during his early days with the group he was also largely absent on the group's first album also due to being incarcerated though he did contribute the classic final verse to the track. Dha mystery the of chess boxing. which don't worry we'll play with He also had CNN versus on Tang forever and other members solo albums. I'm he was the last member to release Lisa. Solo album called no said date in two thousand four. He's a pita endorsing vegetarian. Bless him and masta Killa its name from the Nineteen seventy-eight Kung Fu movie Shaolin master killer also known as the thirty six chamber of Shaolin And he's also referred to sometimes as Jamal Ariff. which is he changed his name from Elgin Turner to Jemele Erath breath and then also with little ashtray? At the end we have capita. He was warned. Darrell Hill in Nineteen sixty-nine so he grew up as friends with money clan Leeann members and Capitana made his debut as an affiliate of the Tang clan on. Ray Kwan's hit single ice cream He made his first appearance on a clean album in nineteen ninety-seven on Wu Tang forever and he contributed significantly to groups third studio album. The W at which point his appearances were no longer marked with featuring Capitana as they had been on the previous album so his status as an official member was at one point unclear while long referred to by both the group in fans as the unofficial tenth member. There was no confirmation on whether he actually became name. The official tenth member following the death of dirty bastard in two thousand four in two thousand fourteen risen definitively clarified cap it on a status as an official member saying that capital had been an official member since the group's eight diagrams album and Kalpana re real during an documentary in two thousand ten. The Wu Tang Saga that his name is an acronym cranium of consider all poor people acceptable don't oppress nor neglect any one man. There's a lot of words you fit into your name. I I mean if it fits you know. It sits like a cat in a box. I could do something. I'm sure you could do something without. And then sometimes you'll also hear people refer to the Wu Tang Killa bees. Those are a number of affiliated artists and groups. There's just way too many names people all that kind of feature on a song or like one of the Tang clan members features on one of their songs are like they opened for them somewhere or that kind of thing so they're like it's like affiliated artists Redman and method stuff together so he's considered to be like Oh ten killer bee but again there are way too many of yeah. I mean there's already nine nine ten members group and they are obviously all like various successful in their own right as producers and rappers and I'm sure they've featured on a lot of other people people so I imagine that family is a very large. Yes yeah they are indeed all right. What you've all been waiting for the album's the songs yes to the first album? Enter the Wu Tang thirty six chambers from nineteen ninety-three it was recorded at Firehouse Studio New York City and it was produced Bruce Mixed arranged and programmed by Raza and was mastered at the hit factory in New York City because an extremely limited budget. The group was apparently only able to record in a small inexpensive expensive studio so there were only able to have up to eight of the nine members in the studio at once. So the quarters were frequently crowded and legend. Has It that to decide. Reid who appeared on each song was a kind of force them to battle rap each other so the title is album is partly in reference to the nineteen seventy eight Kung Fu film the thirty six chamber of Shaolin also because the Tang clan had nine members each of whom has four chambers of the heart and thirty. Six Chambers is the total of the nine hearts of the members. I did the story. Behind the album's iconic cover has also become one of hip hops favorite mystery so the cover of there's only six members of the Wu Tang clan picture on it and all her sporting stocking masks over their faces so the regular rumor has it that with certain members of the of the group otherwise inconvenienced for various reasons. Some of the group's management team actually had to step into the place for their for their cover. Shoot Oh okay. Yeah smoking mirrors so despite enter the Wu Tang thirty thirty six chambers becoming a worldwide phenomenon original attack on the charts was not so hot and the album itself scaled only as far as number forty one on the billboard charts but the album did adventure get to platinum status ninety five. So here's their debut. Single protect your neck. I do know the Song Yeah. I'm pretty sure so. It starts off.

Wu Tang Tang Wu Tang Killa Elgin Turner official Lamont Hawkins New York City CNN Capitana Darrell Hill chess boxing. Lisa Ray Kwan Jemele Erath Jamal Ariff. Firehouse Studio Reid Kalpana Redman Richard
"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

11:05 min | 2 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"The group already had a devout cult following and they launched their own fashion label. Wu wear aw I didn't know about that. It initially started as a way to make money for the demand and for Bootleg Wu Tang clan shirts and kind of evolved into an extensive collection of designer garments. So if you remember other hip hop artists then began making similar ventures by the mid thousands. You had clothing lines basically went hand in hand with hip hop superstardom. So you hide clothing lines by Puff Daddy. Jay Z BUSTA. rhymes ludicrous fifty sent in my way more. So the stylized Golden W for routine became one of the most recognizable logos in music. This was not only emblazoned on clothing thing but also other areas of popular culture including things like skateboards and video games and action figures and all kinds of stuff so we wear was eventually discontinued continued in two thousand eight but it was revived in two thousand seventeen and it. It's it's around now like go for totally reasonable price. You get a Hoodie for fifty bucks. Oh we should get them. We're GONNA roll to give people in our hoodies. I mean yeah. That's that's where your money's going folks who donate to us. It's going to wear all right. So let's actually get into the biographical information about the members of the group. Yes okay so I resume. He was born Robert Fitzgerald. Digs in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine again that basically the leader of the group he produced the entirety any of enter the Wu Tang thirty six chambers and the majority of the tracks on subsequent Tang albums really masterful producer. Everybody just like especially in the documentaries. He's just saying like how he had such great ideas and such clear vision and he had been listening to music for decades and decades had these great ideas. Like what if I took a little piece of this this Gladys Knight thing and mixed it with the sound of I dunno. Somebody Roller Skating. Like yeah all kinds of great things for like sound mixing. It was just like a really great year and really really great mind so he also ended up producing many of the member. Solo efforts Raza had his own studio album in nine hundred. Ninety eight called Bobby digital in Stereo. which was was an experimental album based on his hedonistic alter ego named Bobby digital he also reprised that character bobby digital on an episode of Upright Citizens Citizens Brigade for comedy central? Really Josh showed it to me. It was really funny again. Another thing that he's known as was sprints rookie he also scored several Hollywood films including Jim Jarmusch Ghost Dog the way of the Samurai. Oh he scored the first installment of Kill Bill. Oh and also Ridley Scott's American gangster he also wrote the score for the anime series Afro Samurai and in two thousand twelve as directed co wrote and how to lead acting role in the man with the iron fists. So he's got a Oh. Yeah a lot of Pie. Jesu doing great doing great next up. Is Jessica Burn Gary Grace Race in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. So He's the oldest member of the group as well. As the most experience he began rapping in one thousand nine hundred eighty six when hip hop was still a local New York phenomenon. he he was also the first release an album words from the genius in Nineteen ninety-one he's known for his laid back flow deliberate. Sal Complex use of metaphor containing references to Samurai films uh-huh chess and five percent or teachings. He is considered to be the wisest mt of the group liquid swords his second. Solo album is often acclaimed as the best Wu. Tang solar project checked and again. He's also known as genius. Third up this guy and we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA talk more about him later brief overview. I'm sure of old dirty bastard or ODBC. Born rustled tyrone Jones He was born in nineteen sixty eight. He is possibly the most eccentric and erratic member of the group His wild behavior drew significant attention from the media and the police he was known for his offbeat rhymes charismatic wailings in unpredictable vocal inflections. His stage name. ODBC BEEBE was derived from the nineteen eighty martial arts film old dirty and the bastard okay ODBC was among the most popular members of the clan clan who a lot of high sales and a lot of guest spots on other albums like he featured on like Mariah Carey Song which was a big deal so he was considered very entertaining. And I'm provocative while being profiled for an MTV biography he took a limousine with two seven children to New York State Welfare office in order to cash a three hundred seventy five dollar benefits benefits check and then there was a lot of Fascia media about that. I do remember that We'll dirty bastard died in two thousand four from an accidental drug overdose two days as before his thirty sixth birthday. So Oh my God. I didn't realize he was so hush he's also been called besides ODBC dirt mcgirt. Yes so dirt dog. How do I know this you know? Listen to a lot of Rockefeller records. I don't think so like I feel like a lot of this. Just kind of threw US most like in high school. You know what I mean. I think I don't know maybe I. This is like from a past life or something that I listened to a lot of Tang in my past life so ODBC son Bersin. Unique Jones who was born in one thousand nine hundred nine goes by the stage name young dirty bastard and he has been performing live with the ten clan. Okay and looks just like they can really kind of eerie. That's weird yeah next and and I got I got a little soft spot here. This guy might might be one of my fav- you're okay. Method Man Okay yes so. He was born Clifford. Smith Nineteen seventy-one. He's the youngest member of the Tang clan in the first release a Wu. Tang solo album on called tickle TI. L. Okay in two thousand seventeen method man revealed on Iceland. Talk show that the album's title is an acronym for taking into consideration. fedaration all lives. Oh maybe it was. Maybe it wasn't. I mean when you see it on the album cover. It's like method tickle man and then it makes it look like it's saying like like methodical man which is which is like cool. Yeah Yeah but so. He took his tag name from the nineteen seventy eight film method man which was also also called the fearless young boxer. His career has gone on to be one of the most successful. The group highlighted by platinum sales and a grammy. For All. Be there for you slash your all that. I need to get by with Mary. J. Blige oh I remember that song. Yeah method man is also great. Great acting career yes he he's been. How high in two thousand one garden state in two thousand and four xenon two thousand five? The movie Keanu into any sixteen. Was it the one about the cat. Yeah Yeah okay And on television he and frequent collaborator. Red Band Co starred on the short lived Fox Sitcom method and red he also had recurring roles in three. Hbo Series as Tug Daniels. And ause as Melvin Kevin Cheese WAG staff in the wire and as Rodney in the deuce he wants set up the now defunct woo chess dot com which touted itself as the the world's first online chess urban social network. I love this I love it. He's also he's he's funny. Funny Funny I'm I am so. He's also called Meth for method. Man Clearly Johnny blaze. Okay so tickle. In two thousand seventeen he became the CO host of celebrity battle rap. Wrap show drop the MIC with Justin. BIEBER's wife Haiti Bieber. As KOMO's I feel like he's really there to give the credibility. Yeah at Haley. BIEBER is there to fill space. Maybe maybe we need. We need someone with long hair up here. I don't know we need someone. Someone who's the physical opposite of method man. And you know what Yeah I did I did it. It's fine. Life is a rich tapestry. Is Fine all right. Next is Ray Kwan. He was born Corey. Woods in nineteen seventy. His nickname is the shift because he has lyrical flavor and also apparently had the ability not to cook cocaine and crack rock okay at some point rate so his lyrics contain extensive. Use of New York slang often delivered an aggressive fast paced manner. He's known for his storytelling about wealth. Power and prestige drive from the illegal drug trade. His influential solo album was called only built. Four Cuban linx. It's often credited with initiating the mafioso rap phenomenon of the mid to late Nineteen Ninety S. I do not know why this title is called. This only built number four Cuban links L. I. N. X. I mean why they're they're on a different level than US absolutely like. I'm not supposed to and you know what I'm perfect likes likes sitting comfortably in my ignorance of this. But it's like it's like often called like one of the best rap solo there of course and again on this album is also known as the purple tape because it has a very distinctly colored cassette tape when it was released a purple tape. He also released an album into that in two thousand nine called only built for Cuban linx part to his other nickname. Is Lou diamonds. Oh I don't know a a nice name a nice day and you can check into a hotel with that the diamonds all right ghost face killer. I love also look at what face killer. He was born Dennis. This Kohl's in nineteen seventy. He's known for his distinctive abstract energetic and emotional salad wrapping. He had a large role in Ray. Kwan's only built for Cuban linx and he later released his debut album Hieron to critical acclaim mainstream hip hop press credits. His second album Supreme Clientele with saving the Wu. He's released twelve albums more than any other member of the group. In the early days of ten clan he'd never be seen without a hockey mask on. Apparently the real reason for this was because he was wanted by the police in relation to a felony charges. They didn't want to get caught. One way hiding from the cops. Yes so the cover of Ray Kwan's only built for Cuban linx was the first time goes face appeared appeared without his mascot home. I WANNA cover so goes. Fiscal has played fictionalized versions of themselves on everything from thirty rock to walk hard thirty rock. The ghost faced running. Ghost's face in thirty. Rock is one of my favorite bits. Do It's phenomenal. He's wonderful. He's a lot of nicknames. Also called the Iron Man Tony Stark starkey Love Pretty Tony. Ghost's face and ghosts Dini Ghost Dini like that. All right inspected the deck. That's inspector with the age at the end. Yeah he was born Jason Hunter in nineteen seventy so inspector deck is known for his use of metaphors and complicated rhyme mm schemes. He was a popular guest. Rapper Ninety seven and ninety eight and he's considered by many in the fan base as the standout member on Matang forever though his later solo albums kind of didn't live live up to the high expectations that some people had he's also a successful producer..

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Enter the Wu-Tang Clan

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

09:31 min | 2 years ago

Enter the Wu-Tang Clan

"Today. We're going to enter the WU. Tang clan I love that so much I was. You May as well have reached across the table and slap me. When you told me I was like? Oh I'm going to do this next and you're like I'm going to do the Wu Tang clan and I was like what and you really did your due diligence. You might have done a lot of research focused all right first of all. I watch the show. Time for part documentary series. Tang clan of Mike's in men came out in May two thousand nineteen It was filmed to commemorate the twenty fifth anniversary of the group. And actually there's also a dramatize who series called Wu Tang in American saga which came out. on Hulu in September twenty nineteen It portrays a fictionalized account of the the formation of the Tang clan over ten episodes but I decided I was going to the source. Yeah I was GonNa Watch the documentary. Good good for you documentary. I read some chapters in some books. Wow I read some websites. I listened to a lot of music primary sources I am I am here for Al.. I am your as of this moment. Just for just for one tiny moment in the blip of the timeline of the universe. Im Your expert on the Tang clan. That's very exciting to me as a CO host most of this podcast that I am sitting in the presence of the current expert of the Wu. Tang clan this is. I can't wait to learn it. You're so right off the bat the term. MC It can mean master of ceremonies which is usually the only person at a gathering that was allowed to use a microphone. It could also stand for microphone controller or Mike Cheka It is also the general inverse skilled rapper and to be a true. Mc means being able to perform under any circumstance to the ultimate performer and an emcee masters. The moment and makes every move appeared deliberate and I realize as I read the definition that you can tell I am the whitest. We are rivaled only by your good friend here Lauren. Also one of the whitest white girl I am very. Are you aware and I apologize in advance. If I mess anything up please let me know and happy to take feedback on this especially because this is a topic that I I that I start from. Scratch basically exactly all right so if you are an expert too and you already own the complete route Tang discography and you have a relevant tattoo. A to somewhere on your person and you just wanted to make sure that I got the names of the members right here. They are so right off the bat. You've Rizza JR izza older. You bastard goes face. Killa La Method Man Ray Kwan Inspector Deck Masekela and you God and then later on you had capitana so now you can go ahead and forward to the sparkly quiz music if you want but if you wanna hear the whole story buckling so picture it. Staten Island late. One thousand nine hundred eighty S. Oh ooh I know your favorite of the boroughs so the Park Hill housing complex which is located in the Clifton neighborhood on Staten Island had become the site of steadily increasing crime crime and drug abuse beginning in the early nineteen seventies by the late nineteen eighties to gain the nickname of crack hill due to the many arrests for possession in or sale of crack cocaine that were taking place place in and around the development. The bulk of the Park Hill neighborhood had been built in the nineteen sixties During New York City's plan for urban renewal projects in the majority of US residents were African. American can the complex consisted of fifteen acres of six story. Brick apartment buildings hearing from former residence doesn't exactly paint the most glowing portrait but kids of all ages in this complex played outside listening to music. DJ -Ing break-dancing Designing Graffiti and doing all kinds of other activities. That would later come to define hip hop so in their early early twenties. Cousins Robert Diggs Gary Greis and Russell. Tyrone Jones formed a group named force of the imperial master later known as the all in together. Now how crew. So Gary and Russell lived in Brooklyn but will come to Staten Island to visit their cousin Robert. Each of the three members recorded under an alias. Gary grace was the genius genius. Robert Diggs was Prince Raquin or the scientists in Russell. Jones was the specialist the group never signed to a major label but they caught the attention of the New York City rap scene through their homemade tapes by nine hundred ninety. One genius and prints were. Kim resigned to separate record labels but the label seemed to have strong armed them into doing some songs that they didn't didn't really feel so for example prince teams for a single was called. ooh I love you rookie. Ladies Man in the showtime documentary shows parts of this music video from nineteen ninety one and it is very nice it is so ninety S. It's so he you know. He's all dressed in early nineties. Ladies have that bright makeup on the big hair and like the shoulder pads and it's like Ooh we love rocky and it's like China he's like yeah all the ladies love me and this is when you listen to his later stuff like that was that was not really his vibe boy. So that didn't go so well for Prince or team didn't go for further genius genius so the cousins refocused their efforts and they give themselves some new nicknames. So the genius became Jessica cheesy pronounce. Gizeh and prints are keen became name Rizza. Oh showers the Russell Jones became older dirty bastard or ODBC R- is said that he knew the best rappers on Staten Island and he wanted to put a home-cooked meal of hip hop of real people. Together there early nineties rise of West Coast. Music shifted mainstream hip hop visibility. Away from New York City and Rizza decided to change all in the early nineties so recipe and collaborating with Dennis Coles who was later known as ghost face killer. They decided to create a hip hop group whose ethics would be a blend of of eastern philosophy picked up from Kung Fu movies. Five percent nation teachings from the streets and comic books so five percent nation is an American revisionist movement which split from the Nation of Islam in nineteen sixty three so this movement rejected being called a religion preferring instead to be known as a culture and a way of life in its teachings are referred to as supreme mathematics which you'll hear over and over you know when they give interviews and talk about you know Wu Tang. They're always talking about the supreme mathematics. Okay cool so Liu. Tang clan assembled in late nineteen ninety-two with Rizza as the defacto leader and the group's producer Rizza an old dirty bastard adopted the name for the group after the film Shaolin and Wu Tang so in contemporary China Chinese martial arts sales are generally classified into two major groups. You have Wudong which is named named after the Wudang Mountains in Shaolin named after the Shaolin Monastery Risen said that Wu Tang was the best sword style of martial arts and the tongue is like a sword soared and so I say that we have the best lyrics so therefore we are Tang clan. Love it the group also developed backrooms for their name including witty unpredictable. Edible talent and natural game okay and wisdom of the universe and the truth of Allah for the nation of the gods. I feel like I've heard that. Yeah Yeah so this is a background. It wasn't like the actual thing but it's fun when they can do that to make it so the group pulled together three hundred dollars to record their first track at firehouse studios the song protect. Your neck was released independently on Tang records in Nineteen ninety-two. The song made them the most talked about new act in New York City's underground and announced a new brand of hardcore hip pop in in the documentary talked to some of their former management. who were like? Okay here's what we did like we would send someone at a record store like ask for the new. ooh Tang Song and they'd be like we don't have that and then they would have somebody else come back in and be like two of us have the new routines and they'd be like no and then somebody would come in like playing the Wutang boombox and people would gather around be like yeah. This is great and they'd be like yeah. Wish you buy some of this so it was like guerrilla me. Yeah it worked. uh-huh course they would also like early on. They would kind of show up at Radio Studios like a colleague Ecology station or something like that with album. You should play this. Maybe we should do that with our podcast. Why haven't we done that? Well maybe not with radio station. 'cause that's the University of Rochester banging on the glass door. Be Like you should thumb drives us. Yeah exactly thumb drive you should play. Yeah podcast I'm your radio station. What I'm sure you're three? AM timeslot is open. Yeah of course. It is so risen the management including his brother divine bovine wanted to make sure that the group's members wouldn't be saddled with exclusive contracts with a particular record label. He wanted them to be able to launch future solo projects so there was a little bit of difficulty difficulty in finding a record label that would sign the Tang clan while still allowing each member to record solo albums with other labels. Okay seve Rifkin. Allowed records agreed need to all of us in Nineteen ninety-three so loud would get the first option to sign a solo artist. But then they would be allowed to talk to other studios so if you were like I'm GonNa go out on my own loud could say okay. I would give you this much money and then you were free to shop around and then still pick is the best thing. That's a nice deal. Yeah it was in. This was pretty pretty rare for those times especially when labels like owned Like decades so signing with records everybody agreed that led to the November remember nineteen ninety-three release of their debut album and Tang parentheses thirty six chambers.

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"wu tang" Discussed on KIIS 102.7

KIIS 102.7

07:02 min | 3 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on KIIS 102.7

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Wu Tang
"wu tang" Discussed on KIIS 102.7

KIIS 102.7

04:50 min | 3 years ago

"wu tang" Discussed on KIIS 102.7

"By state law thank feel stopping they made you can't and you know I have to every thing honestly so we go looking for a way to get about getting on the internet and checking a new money we give it to the thank you yeah I'm so so grateful I grew up really wanted gold fronts but that's what you get when Wu Tang raised in a meeting at the beat like you gave a little speed to a great white shark construct.

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