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Music, Hear This GZA: Show Preview

GZA: Show Preview

The Wu-Tang Clan included rappers more famous, more insane, and more intoxicated than the GZA, but arguably none more talented. The Staten Island rhymer born Gary Grice is deservedly revered for his deadpan delivery and labyrinthine rhyme schemes. He stands…
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Music, Concept Concert

Concept Concert

It's a big live-music trend of late: veteran artists playing a classic album straight through in its entirety. Springsteen, Sonic Youth, Steely Dan, the Pixies, Slayer, and the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA are just a few of the many who've gotten…
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Music, GZA: Going Back in Wu-Tang Time

GZA: Going Back in Wu-Tang Time

A little over a decade ago, the Wu-Tang Clan seemed unstoppable. The nine-member crew took hip-hop by storm, creating a dirty Staten Island sound that captivated millions of listeners. During the group's peak, six Wu-Tang–affiliated albums went either gold or…
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Music, Pop Philosophy

Air Apparent

Justice lives! Although there was a U-Haul parked outside the Justice League last week, there's no need to worry. Despite erroneous reports of a closing (courtesy of Billy Jam's Hip Hop Slam news service) and a sale (thanks to Beth…
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Music, Reviewed GZA


Once upon a time way back in the early '90s, a clan called Wu-Tang formed, with GZA "at the head." Two years after its seminal 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang, the Clan issued its twin classics: Method Man's Tical and…
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