The song is Pencil by GZA featuring RZA, Masta Killa. It appears on the Soundtracks From The Shaolin Temple album released in 2009.


About Rza and his new headphones: The RZA made his presence known in Berlin at Bread & Butter Berlin during the seasonal tradeshow circuit. The focal point of his appearance was to showcase his latest collaborative project involving WeSC.

In this episode of Highsnobiety TV RZA speaks about the WeSC project and what each party brought to the table.

According to website all pre-order “Chambers” headphones are sold out.

Method Man says that he likes Odd Future but he does it in a half hearted way. Peep:

Two of  my favorite emcees are Red and Mef. It’s hard not to click on related videos when browsing through youtube. I smiled at this one but I couldn’t stop boppin’ my head. I’m puttin’ you on to it. The description box lists this as “German Volksmusik meets Hip Hop”. Peep:

Sour Patch Kids candy just released a new video. The video features music from Mef . Check it out:

I came across a page for The Rock The Bells 2011 concert on Saturday September 10th,2011 with no said particular location. The ad says it could be Boston or could be Cambridge. At any rate, the line up looks pretty good. Wu Tang will be in the buildin’ so I figured that I ‘d put you on to it:

Black Moon
Black Star
Masta Killa
Mobb Deep
Childish Gambino
Cypress Hill
Erykah Badu
Immortal Technique
Lauryn Hill
Mac Miller
Random Axe
Souls of Mischief

Raekwon recently announced via Twitter that JD Era was a new edition to the Ice H2O team. Era and Rae came together on the “Nasty” instrumental to make “Dirty Water”. Check it out:



01 The Academy f. Kurupt, Raekwon & Kojoe – Samaryda
02 Paul Wall ft. Jay Electronica, Raekwon & Yelawolf – Live it
03 Rick Ross ft. Raekwon – Audio Meth
04 Wu Tang ft. Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson and Termanology – Meteor Hammer
05 Seven Nine – Saturday
06 Rapsody Feat. Raekwon – Black Diamonds
07 Bori Puro – Late at Night
08 Defenders of the Faith – Go Time
09 Ace Boogie – Yeah That’s Me
10 iLLA – BlakaBlaka
11 Raekwon ft. DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, The Game, Pharrell – Rock N Roll (Remix)
12 Red Cafe Feat. French Montana – Black Roses
13 N.B.S. Feat. Torae – With the Pen
14 SonReal – Scream
15 Sean Price – Most Recognized
16 JD Era – Ice H20
17 Rolls Royce Rizza ft. Young Cartoon – Irene
18 Celebrity Cell, Knokz, Logic – Smoke with Me
19 Boomie WOodz – Anotha Hood Song
20 Yung Trap Feat. Brisco – Hold Up
21 Gigg Feat. Z Nuff Star – Blowin Loud
22 Feezy – So Fresh So Clean
23 Capotil – I Love My Fukin Hater
24 Admiral – Forever Me
25 Vinnie D – Juicy
26 Kitchen F – 100 Bars of Death
27 Maff Test aka young Harvey ft. Jon Wain – Made Of
28 Thoth Feat. Raekwon – Make A Move

Jada says a full album entitled “Top 5 Dead or Alive” will be droppin’ around October if it feels right. He speaks on staying relevant and not forcing your swagger. He also confirmed the Wu Tang/D-Block Album that will be coming out overseen by Sheek Louch and Ghostface. All around good interview.

The audio is from an interview that the Rza did with Tim Westwood. Not exactly sure of the original date of this interview but much of what Rza has to say is relevant right now,  peep…