Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wu-Tang Clan Readies New Album "Chamber Music"

New York stand up! Staten Island put one fist in the air! On Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 E1 Music is set to release Chamber Music, a brand new project from the Wu-Tang which pairs original Clan MCs with classics '90s rap veterans. The project is Executive Produced by RZA.

Chamber Music features Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, U-God and Inspectah Deck, plus affiliate Killah Priest, alongside classic Hip-Hop MCs such as AZ, Havoc, Cormega, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Sadat X (Brand Nubian) and Sean Price.

The return-to-form sound of Chamber Music is the album hardcore Wu-Tang fans have waited years for.

Chamber Music's throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu imagery. It features a combination of new beats and live instrumentation by Brooklyn soul band The Revelations (all supervised by RZA) shaped in a classic vibe, reminiscent of the group's 36 Chambers album but with a completely updated, modern twist.

Wu-Tang supreme architect RZA weighs in, "This album has a very live element of today's musicians playing the vibe of Wu-Tang, know what I mean? The vibe we would normally sample, the vibe of things that we would accumulate through old soul songs, jazz songs, kung fu movies whatever, now you've got musicians that can play this vibe with Wu-Tang MC's rapping over it. The goal of this album is definitely paying homage to our early sound. In the old days, we had to sample and find snares and things like that or chord changes just to make a beat. Now, this is being done it with a band. A lot of times, you hear rappers over a live band and that loses the hip-hop because a lot of those bands from the old days wasn't from the hip-hop generation. On this album, we make it sound like it was in the 36 Chambers era. To me, what also adds to this album, you've got the Wu-Tang MCs but you also got your other favorite MCs from that era like Havoc, Cormega and others. This album can be played with a live band and it will sound big."

The album's first focus track Harbor Masters featuring Ghostface, AZ and Inspectah Deck brings back that gutter real hip hop from back in the day.

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