• Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    San Clemente's Bumps the Goosegot Makes Hair Raising Hip-Hop

    OC hip-hop heads best not sleep on South County. If they do, San Clemente's Bumps the Goosegot is just one rapper they'd foolishly overlook, depriving themselves of his offerings of quality beats and rhymes. Born in Santa Ana, Bumps, whose real name is Eric Rodriguez, forms one-third of Rock Bottom. ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Five Rare Ghostface Killah Songs You Haven't Heard

    On Sunday Night, lauded Wu-Tang MC Ghostface Killah takes the stage at the Yost Theater. Ghost has spent almost two decades being one of the most prolific MCs in the game. Unfortunately, many legal restrictions have kept some incredible work of his from seeing an official retail release. So, for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Raekwon - The Observatory - April 26, 2013

    Like we've said before, Orange County loves their Wu. Then again, when ODB notoriously declared that "Wu-Tang is for the children" he might as well have said "Wu-Tang is for everyone" considering the massive global impact the Shaolin spitters have had. Wu-Tang has a universal appeal that most more g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Photos We've Seen This Year

    By Daniel Hill Here at Heard Mentality we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to lo ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Wu-Tang Clan Last Night at the Grove

    ​Wu-Tang Clan City National Grove of Anaheim Jan. 18, 2012Even without Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Wu-Tang Clan at the City National Grove of Anaheim last night was nothing short of spectacular. The C.R.E.A.M. Team showed Orange County what real east coast hip hop looks and sounds like, with the ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Wu-Tang Clan Regroups for 'Legendary Weapons'

    ​The constant question surrounding every new Wu-Tang Clan album is whether the "Slums of Shaolin" MCs are still "nothin' to fuck wit." The deep imprint of Wu members was felt on Kanye West's ultra-hyped My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy letting hip-hop heads know where they stood among the newcome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Element Skateboards: Chad Muska's Usage of N-Bomb Not Racist

    TMZ.comChad Muska arguing with one of the security guards.​New York-based pro skater/musician Chad Muska was arrested on July 13 for felony vandalism--tagging his last name on both the El Capitan Theater and a Coffee Bean location in Hollywood. That story in itself, actually, is pretty boring. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Rock the Bells 2011: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill and Black Star Performing Whole Albums

    ​This year's hip-hop festival Rock the Bells pushes something Pitchfork and ATP has tried before to the hilt: Nine of its headlining acts will perform their groundbreaking albums in full. The one everyone will be frothing at the mouth to hear? The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Ms. Lauryn herself. ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011


    Detroit Bar

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    January 10, 2011

    Kanye West to Produce Justin Bieber's Next Album?

    ​In what sounds like something made up specifically for or by the music blogosphere, Kanye West has expressed interest in producing at least one song for the Biebs. West already released a Justin Bieber remix with Raekwon, so maybe this turn of events isn't all that shocking. However, Consequence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Rock The Bells: Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest Added To Lineup

    ​[via MTV] Why, Urb Was Right After All: When they announced that Lauryn Hill was going to be performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety last month, then were proven wrong when the lineup was announced and there was no Fugees lead singer in sight.  Instead, only Wu-Tang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Record Review: Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Method Man, 'Wu-Massacre'

    ​The Hype: When legendary Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, Raekwon the Chef and Method Man announced their plans to record an entire album together in July 2009, the anticipation among Wu-heads was palpable. Then we waited for it...and waited....and waited. 

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    February 19, 2010

    Ticketmaster Is Evil, The Wu-Massacre, Vampire Weekend Vid, Allman Brothers Box

    Ticketmaster "sold concert tickets that it didn't have in hand, the Federal Trade Commission says," reports Los Angeles Times. There's a special place in hell that not even Dante could fathom for Irving Azoff, the goat fucker responsible for everything from the Eagles to New Kids on the Block to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Black Keys Hip Hop Project: Good Thing or Great Thing?

    James Carney​We may be a day or so behind on this one, but in a quest to find some ever-elusive liner note credits for Black Key's Thickfreakness album, we stumbled onto something a hundred times better. Up until now, things were staying pretty quiet on the whole "rap-rock" front, at least for the ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Only Built for Cuban Linx Pt. II by Raekwon the Chef

    ​In most cases, waiting 14 years to release a sequel to a legendary album would be considered waiting, uh, too long. But in the case of Raekwon the Chef  (of the Wu-Tang Clan), the choice to wait almost decade and a half to serve us a follow up to his landmark album Only Built for Cuban Linx ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    TONIGHT: RAEKWON of Wu-Tang Clan at Detroit Bar

    ​As the legendary members of Wu-Tang make their trek one by one to the Detroit Bar stage, you have to wonder if  the club's owner, Jon Reiser, made some kind of pact with the devil to get such a great reputation among New York's finest emcee collective. Already the club has hosted GZA (twice) ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009
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    July 1, 2009

    Incoming: Raekown, As Tall as Lions Coming to Detroit Bar

    The Wu-Tang invasion of Detroit Bar continues. Following GZA's show in March, fellow Wu-Tang member Raekwon will hit the westside Costa Mesa venue on August 7, a mere month before the release of his much anticipated Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, quite clearly the sequel to 1995's Only Built 4 Cuban Li ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    November 5, 2008

    Club Pick: DJ Eric Cubeechee tonight at Ember

    In the fading remnants of presidential campaign season, it seems more people are getting in the spirit of reaching across the isle to their fellow brethren, even in the world of ultra-trendy night clubs. Tonight, Long Beach extends a hand to Anaheim's Ember Cafe and Music Club in the form of a boo ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007


    Music Revolution

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    August 9, 2007

    Cream of Elite

    Sporting perhaps the greatest hip-hop bill ever, Rock the Bells enshrines rap's history—and foreshadows its future

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    April 26, 2007

    The Arcane Cocaine Poet

    Ghostface Killah reaches a new high

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    December 21, 2006

    Cuzz Yore So Sweet

    Dec. 21-Dec. 28 Get Out! Nightlife and More

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    October 12, 2006
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    March 23, 2006

    Shaolin Ironmen

    Ghostface Killah

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    July 8, 2004
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    May 4, 2000

    Hip! Hop! Shop!

    Black Guys Imitating White Guys Imitating Black Guys: The strange end of the hip-hop revolution

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    February 24, 2000

    It's a Wu-Tang After All

    What's your Wu-Tang tag?