Wugazi

07.14.2011

MUSIC

Though they play different styles of music, Washington D.C. punk icons Fugazi and Staten Island’s Wu-Tang Clan are more closely linked than one might think. Both outfits are iconic in respective circles, pioneered the ethos of Do-It-Yourself in independent music and during their heydays, have had some of the most amazing live shows. Fugazi’s foray into the hip-hop world has been very limited (though some may recall Rick Rubin‘s sampling of the band’s “Closed Captioned,” for an unreleased JAY Z track from the “99 Problems” recording session in Fade to Black), whereas the Wu-Tang Clan’s pairings with rock have been hit or miss.

So in the creation of the mash-up/tribute album Wugazi 13 Chambers producers Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy had to tread lightly, pair carefully and find interesting ways to capture the essence of both groups without delivering something that was…limp. The end result is something that, despite Fugazi’s rougher songs, and the Wu-Tang’s off-kilter rhyme patterns, is chopped right, layered correctly and even with a few missteps, simply just works.

Download Wugazi’s 13 Chambers for free here.

  • http://twitter.com/daniti85 Christopher

    Wow, they went as far back as Gravediggaz for this one.

  • http://twitter.com/joelfiasco Joel Hurst

    They even pulled “Ghetto Superstar” from the damn Bulworth soundtrack!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1032120008 Ander Other

    Doomtree!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christom3th Christopher Totten

    This is pretty awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christom3th Christopher Totten

    This is pretty awesome!

  • http://www.somekindofawesome.com/ Rocko

    DOOOOOOM THE FUCK TREEEEEEEE!

  • http://twitter.com/papertigerDTR PAPER TIGER

    DOOMTREE

  • http://profiles.google.com/timetotalkbusiness K. Shields

    I like Wu Tang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Monroe/100000612853115 Michael Monroe

    THATS! WHAT THE F*** IM TALKIN BOUT…..

    BI**H!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Webb/1706252466 Tracy Webb

    WUGAZI!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Webb/1706252466 Tracy Webb

    WUGAZI!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Webb/1706252466 Tracy Webb

    Cecil Otter…you are the man…DOOMTREE….Show your WINGS and TEETH…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Webb/1706252466 Tracy Webb

    Cecil Otter…you are the man…DOOMTREE….Show your WINGS and TEETH…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_USW6EKBK6C5B5GEHW3UGOOH25M Justin Chaitoo

    so check this and use things all say time cats do things feel and they they have BEN IN LONG BUT I SAY IF THE TRACK IS HOT BUT YOU SHOULD DO WHAT YOU FEEL YOU AND HOVE IT THIS IS TRACK TO OTHER MC BUT IT WILL BE PASS IT A NICE TRACK STILL JAY / AND RICK B STUFF

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffperezpereira Jeff Pereira

    Holy shit … Como to Brazil …

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffperezpereira Jeff Pereira

    *Come

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