Every rap act should be lucky enough to have the Roots back them live. (Whose drums thump like Questlove's?!) Last night, Wu-Tang Clan was. I've been enjoying the soundtrack to RZA's The Man With the Iron Fists this week. But not as much as I enjoy the soundtrack he made for Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai back in 1999. If you've never listened to that, you should check it out. It's the sound of a musical mastermind throwing a party, inviting a bunch of friends over, recording it, and editing together the good parts. Like a Wu-Tang version of James Brown's Funky People albums. Which, if you've never listened to those, are like the best thing in the universe.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012