News: Ghostface Killah Says The Block's Still Hot, Addresses New "Wu" Buzz
Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 10:45AM
Weeks after cover art for a new Wu Block 2 album surfaced, New York rap veteran Ghostface Killah has come forward and confirmed his crew's follow-up plans.
Although brief with the details, Killah said he is once again working alongside The LOX's Sheek Louch on a sequel to their 2012 release.
"[I'm] helping [Raekwon] finish up his album. Then I got the Supreme Clientele 2. I'm just working. I'm just working. Me and Sheek Louch [have] another Wu Block album. It's just a lot of things happening." (Video Music Box)
The Wu and L-O-X's new project cover art surfaced online last month.
Talk about a surprise. D-Block combined forces with Wu-Tang Clan on a joint self-titled LP Wu Block back in 2012 and looks like they are planning their follow up to be released on May 20th. The artwork along with track list and preview of the songs went up on Juno Download without many noticing. The 15 song album features the usual suspects like Ghostface, Masta Killa, The LOX and more. Peep the full list below along with preview of 'Can't Be Looking For Me' featuring LOX. (HHNM)
Rather than thrown together by members of both crews, the Wu's Ghostface and D-Block's Sheek Louch helmed the initial project back in 2012.
Now, some of the members from the clans have joined forces to produce an album under the name Wu-Block, spearheaded by rappers Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch. Their collaborative effort results in a solid piece of work on the 16-track album, which also features Jadakiss, Method Man, Styles P, Raekwon and Inspectah Deck. (Huffington Post)
The leading rappers also refrained from offering a flurry of time stamps with their bars.
In one of the more telling lines on "Wu-Block," Sheek Louch says that he's "never heard of a blog." For the album's purposes, this is a boast: the only indications that this collaboration between the rapper and his fellow '90s New York rap eminence Ghostface Killah is a recent occurrence are a couple stray iPhone references and the fact the year 2012 is printed on the cover. The biggest surprise an album bringing together members of the Wu-Tang Clan and The LOX has to offer is the fact that it hasn't been made before. (Red Eye Chicago)