Killarmy – Wu-Renegades

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One thing about HHTT is that we have a deep love affair with Wu Tang Clan, as you already can tell. Wu dominated each member of the braintrust’s life growing up, and I think I can speak for Rev and Lex that there will never be a more influential rap group. When Killarmy dropped Wu-Renegades everything paused, each member displayed lyrical genius over an agonizingly frantic piano sample. The video was as dark as the lyrics, capturing the true feeling of the streets deeper than any prior Wu release. HHTT now presents Wu-Renegades, Prepare your self now for the 6 man wedding.

Ruthless Bastards – Bastards

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When I first heard this it was at my man Lex’s crib. He played me some tracks off the swarm album and finally “Bastards”, I was in awe. The sample from “My Hero is a Gun” was used beautifully, and the lyrics were as raw as the chilling piano in the background. At this point Wu Tang was Jesus and every other nigga played apostle.

Hell Razah & Shyheim- Co-Defendants

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When Wu was in its prime no one could even come close, I remember when Wu dropped “The Swarm” vol.1 album and it indeed packed many a gem. One of the standout songs was a track that would be staple in my life called “Co – Defendants” (Shyheim & Hell Razah). The beat is distortion of a man screaming for his life over rugged drums that engage you as you listen more. The song was so raw ,it expressed the feelings of many young youths of that time (like myself). This track always makes me reminisce over my nigga Rob V and how much we would pump this shit, RIP my nigga i miss you.

9th Prince – Banned from the Radio

9th Prince from the Wu-Tang Clan affiliated group Killarmy came out with “Banned from the Radio” a few years back.  The first thing that grabbed me about this song is the John Lennon sample from his classic song “jealous guy” which is a personal favorite by the way.  Having said that Rza’s younger brother actually does it justice, complimented nicely by the video filmed in Staten Island and in front of the famous “Can it be all so simple” mural near Park Hill.