Since their debut album, 1993’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang has become synonymous with gritty, direct lyrics and beats that draw from classic soul, horn-blasted funk, cinematic curios, and dirty guitar licks (among many others.) With each successive album, the group solidifies their hold on hip-hop, watching over the years as rappers, trends and ephemeral styles come and go and become musical footnotes in the game.
Archives for January 15, 2010
Ever since I heard about Teddy Pendergrass’s passing on Wednesday this week, the song “Wake Up Everybody” has been in my head. It’s such a fantastic, positive song about making the world a better place, but in nearly every report I’ve read nobody mentions it. In light of all the things going on in the world today, it’s as relevant now as it was in 1975. At the same time, I’m the same person who posted a Throwback Friday tribute to Michael Jackson that was a duet he did with Roberta Flack in the children’s classic by Marlo Thomas “Free to be You and Me” called “When We Grow Up”