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Today In Hip Hop History: Wu Tang Clan’s GZA Released His Sophomore LP ‘Liquid Swords’ 25 Years Ago

On this date in 1995, the head of the Wu’s “Voltron” released his first solo LP under the moniker “the GZA”. “We form like Voltron and GZA happens to be the…

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On this date in 1995, the head of the Wu’s “Voltron” released his first solo LP under the moniker “the GZA”.

“We form like Voltron and GZA happens to be the head.” -Method Man

After appearing as the closer on the Wu Tang’s premiere single “Protect Ya Neck” and dropping his own solo joint “Clan In The Front” on WTC’s classic Enter The 36 Chambers LP, The Genius, who changed his name to the GZA after the formation of the Wu Tang Clan in 1992, fulfilled the expectations of a solo album with Liquid Swords, which was released a quarter century ago today.

This should not, however, be confused with the first solo album Words From The Genius, which was released under the alias “The Genius” before his claim to fame with Wu Tang.

With in-house album cover art of a war-torn chessboard from Wu Tang DJ/Producer Allah Mathematics along with Milestone Media creative director Denys Cowan and released on Geffen Records, the debut album of one of WTC’s founders was recorded in RZA’s basement, as was the rest of the early Wu projects including Meth’s Tical and OB4CL. It also featured all of the original members as well as introduced some of the supporting members of the Killa Bees including Killah Priest, Dreddy Krueger and Allah Life, who sung the hook on “Cold World”. Other smash singles from this album include “Labels”, “4th Chamber”, “I Gotcha Back” and the timeless title track.

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Salute to the entire WTC for this two decade old, Four Mic classic that sounds better than most Hip Hop that come out last month! Peace!

The post Today In Hip Hop History: Wu Tang Clan’s GZA Released His Sophomore LP ‘Liquid Swords’ 25 Years Ago appeared first on The Source.

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Metanoia Won 2 Awards in Vegas Movie Awards

The Sci Fi and LGBTQ short film Metanoia that was produced in Mexico continues to succeed all over the world. Now, it’s won Best LGBTQ Award of Excellence and Best Drama Award of Prestige in the Vegas Movie Awards.

Guy Nattiv, William Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Ron Perlman, Adam Levine, Olivia Colman, Vinnie Jones, Marisa Tomei, Malcolm McDowell, Eric Roberts, Will Ferrell: This is a part from a prestigious list of winners and participants that won or participated at this festival, in many categories. Now, it’s the international film producer Ariel Lavi, the famous actress Jessica Decote, the promising actress Laura Di Luca, the talented actor Carlos Hendrick Huber, the promising screenwriter David Alejandro Gigena Kazimierczak , the great director Moran Avni and the entire top level Metanoia team who joining this list. This film won 2 awards at this festival- Best LGBTQ Award of Excellence and Best Drama Award of Prestige. The second award was granted by the judges, while it wasn’t submitted to this category. This fact proves how high level this film is. It was nominated and qualified to the semifinals for Best of the Month and was nominated in Best Short Film in conclusion: 2 wins and 2 nominations at this festival.

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Metanoia already won film festivals in Los Angeles and London and currently, was nominated in a festival in Toronto for 2 awards, and this film was nominated in Los Angeles and London, too. 4 wins and 6 nominations all over the world. This film was distributed to streaming platforms in China like IQiyi- Netflix Of China, Bilibili. This film is successful because of the quality of the film. The story is deep and exciting. We congratulate Metanoia for the win and wait to see the next win.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Holy Warrior Releases a Healing Album and Single

An author, healer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, social worker, world traveler, leader of high-IQ Poetic Genius Society, Scottish Lord, a self-defense specialist and a monk – to name only a few of his accomplishments – mAncient is back with a new album entitled “Holy Warriors” as well as a brand new, hot-out-of-the-oven collaborative single “Chakra 10 (Let’s Pray)” that features his label mate Tom Tikka. Both releases are out on MBTM Records.

This is an album that serves only one main purpose: to heal the listener. Says mAncient:

Nature is my healer. Some tracks on “Holy Warriors” feature the symphony of birds recorded live. Chakra 8 features a live recording of bees as well. And if you notice the howl of a wolf … that’s my dog, Trollheads Nessi, who has a strong wolf-vibe to her howl. My goal is to give healing to the listener. Frequent listening may come with some side effects: increased concentration, happiness, and moments of bliss.

Just as his attitude towards making music suggests, mAncient is on a mission to make planet earth a better place, and he has been quite successful at it, too. In addition to being included in the World Book of Peace, he is using his global network of 200.000 or so like-minded followers to bring about positive change wherever there is a need. And believe it or not, somewhere on the way, he has also founded both the Earth House Church and the Earth House Charity – a driven individual by anyone’s standards.

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In 2021, mAncient’s music passed the 6-million mark in streams. It’s quite a feat in this day and age. But don’t take that as a quality guarantee. Have a listen yourself. Close your eyes, let the music speak to you and let it embrace you and let it heal you. Our guess is that just like so many before you, you will also find yourself pressing play again and again … and again.

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