RBMA: Engineering the Wu-Tang Clan's '36 Chambers' Album • Word Is Bond

A little over a week ago, the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) did a segment called ‘Mixing & Mastering’ which gives you a closer look at the last stages of recording a project. They’ve covered a number of artists, one of them in particular, is the Wu-Tang Clan and their debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).  RBMA’s Phillip Mlynar has caught up with the engineers behind the project and gave their take on how it all came together.

The 36 Chambers album was put together at a studio called the Firehouse in Brooklyn, which was owned by Yoram Vazan. It was called the Firehouse because it was stationed in an old fire station on Dean Street before moving to Manhattan. It was the home of many hiphop legends like MC Lyte, Guru, Das-EFX, and even the cousins RZA and GZA (who were going by Prince Rakeem & The Genuis) who cut their solo demos there to eventually get signed to Tommy Boy & Cold Chillin’ Records.

Unfortunately the labels dropped them, which on the flip side helped them form the Wu.

“We’re gonna show everyone they were wrong,” Vazan recalls RZA telling him. “You’re gonna hear the new style now: this isn’t Rakeem, it’s RZA, the RZArector!”

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Forever M.C. & It's Different team up with the Wu on "Piranhas" • Word Is Bond

 

Forever M.C. taps some members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan for his 3rd single titled “Piranhas”. This is nothing but pure hard body bars over a cinematic soundscape. Listen on Spotify: here

The rest of the album also includes features from artists such as Snoop Dogg, Token, Kurupt, Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, The Game, Hopsin, E-40, Tech N9ne, and many more!

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U-God Feat Method Man & DJ Green Lantern on "Fire" Remix • Word Is Bond

All Wu aficionados stand up as U-God adds to the number of Wu-Tang Clan materials hitting the surface lately. Fire is this single here and it is going to be from a slew of exclusive remixes in collaboration with DJ Green Lantern which is set to drop early 2018 from the forthcoming mixtape Bring Back God II. U-God is not alone on this track as he brings along his brother Method Man to get in on the action and show how exactly it is done. All there is to say about this is that grown man rap is in season and it is really great to hear all these veterans not trying to sound like the current trends.

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