Checking in from Philly is throwback emcee Eno Noziroh with his brand new project ‘Tales From Shaolin”. The name of the LP gives away the source of it’s inspiration, The Wu-Tang. And if Wu-Tang and classic HipHop is your cup of tea this project is sure to please. With dope beats, that include cuts and samples much like the Wu songs of yesteryear and raw bars and tons of dope features “Tales From Shaolin” is a project that every hiphop head has to check out. Tracks like “Bitchass”, “Delightful” featuring Human Being and Joe Swisher, “Sword” featuring Judah Priest, Flame Nation and Supreme da Rezarkta are songs that are must listens for anyone who calls themselves a fan of the Wu and their style of music. Eno has dope bars and real content which is refreshing in this age of mumble rap and no substance. The Philly kid has been working to emerge from the pack with a series of releases over the last few years on his and college friend/ Producer Jake Summer’s “Trade Mark Copy Right Records”.
The project is the sound track for a short film of the same name. The film has been entered into several festivals across the country and has won some awards for screen play and writing. Eno and his team plan to release more Wu inspired music and hope to collab with some of the artists on remakes or new tracks of songs from “Tales From Shaolin”.
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Tales From Shaolin Music Supervisors and Shakey Dog Composers Eno Noziroh and Jake Summers have released the official soundtrack for Tales From Shaolin: Part One – Shakey Dog. Featuring appearances by Sasharae, Human Being, Joe Swisher, Karate Mal, ChaunSAY, The Fresh Twins, Kasper, Judah Priest, Flame Nation, and Supreme Da Rezarekta, with special guest DJ CL-Smoov, the Tales From Shaolin LP lays the narrative foundation for a much larger story within the Tales universe.
Tracks Produced by Verny Mack, Wino Willy, the Novatonez, and Jake Summers.
New York, New York- Legendary rap group the Gravediggaz hit the fans with the digital release of “Blood Selloutz”. The dope single was released on Frukwan aka The Gatekeeper’s label Sun Star Music Group via Empire Distribution. The OG is still making dope music including his recent collab with rap super group the East Coast Killa Beez. The veteran emcee is known to keep to himself as he splits time between the South and the New York area depending on the time of the year and his business schedule. Take a listen to the dope track and read up on the history of the Gravediggaz and follow Frukwan and the East Coast Killa Beez below. The OG also inspired a fan to release a trippy video including scenes from movies and other media sources that is legit. Take a peak of that below as well. There is a long history to the group and its breaking up as well as the tragic loss of some of it’s members.
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Bio of the Gravediggaz via Wikipedia:
Gravediggaz is an American hip hop group from New York City, known for its dark sense of humor and abrasive, menacing soundscapes. The group was formed in 1991, bringing together Prince Paul (The Undertaker), Frukwan (The Gatekeeper), Poetic (The Grym Reaper) and RZA (The RZArector). It came about largely due to the efforts of Prince Paul. The group pioneered the small hip-hop subgenre of horrorcore.
The group’s first album was originally to be titled Niggamortis; however, this potentially risqué title was changed to 6 feet deep for the American market (European versions of the album retained the original title, and also included the bonus track “Pass the Shovel”); it was released on August 9, 1994. The four members adopted Gravedigga alter egos for their work with the group: RZA became The RZArector, Poetic became The Grym Reaper, Prince Paul became The Undertaker and Frukwan became The Gatekeeper. In 1995, the three rapping members (without Prince Paul) released a collaborative EP titled “The Hell EP” with UK trip hop artist Tricky.
The second full-length Gravediggaz album The Pick The Sickle and the Shovel was less humorous, dealing more with social and political issues; it also used calmer and more conventional production. Prince Paul played a considerably smaller role in the making of this album, with many of the production duties now taken care of by RZA and his Wu-Tang Affiliates (including True Master and 4th Disciple).
A bootleg Gravediggaz album surfaced in 1998, called Scenes From The Graveyard. It featured seven unreleased tracks plus some remixes from the first two albums.
Around 2000, Gravediggaz recruited DJ Diamond J. Poetic died of colin cancer in July 2001. Frukwan stated in an interview not long after Poetic’s death that a new album using leftover Poetic material would be released. Nightmare in A-Minor the third official album for Gravediggaz, came out in 2001; it featured two of the original members, Poetic and Frukwan. This album was their darkest work yet, including many references to Poetic’s struggle with cancer, as well as apocalyptic themes to do with the teachings of the Five Percent Nation. Although RZA did not take part in the album, some Wu-Tang Clan affiliates such as 4th Disciple, True Master and Beretta 9 were involved. The album was mostly produced by Poetic and Frukwan. A different version of the album (minus the song “Better Wake Up”) was released in 2002, for which some of the tracks created by Poetic were replaced or altered.
In 2003 Frukwan released his debut solo album, Life. The fourth Gravediggaz album 6 Feet Under was released in 2004 by Cleopatra Records and featured songs from Nightmare in A-Minor and Life. According to Frukwan, he had nothing to do with the release and claimed that song titles were changed without permission, making it an unauthorized release.
In 2010, Gravediggaz recorded a new song, “2 More Cups of Blood”. In 2011, it was announced that the group had been recording new tracks involving Shabazz The Disciple & Killah Priest.
According to Frukwan, the group’s name means “digging graves of the mentally dead, and it stood for resurrecting the mentally dead from their state of unawareness and ignorance.” The group’s lyrics mix black humor (regarding topics such as suicide, death, killing, psycopathy, hell, etc.), criticism regarding the music industry, cartoonish violence reminiscent of the Geto Boys, and esoteric references to the Nation of Gods and Earth. The group pioneered the horrorcore genre.
Peep “Nightmare in A-Minor” which Frukwan was able to release on his own label:
Check out “The Calling” by the East Coast Killa Beez: