If you ever follow along to the sort of music I listen to (I can’t blame you if you don’t, it’s a hodge-podge that I listen to) the Wu-Tang Clan and some of their most prominent members of the group sort of haunt my playlist. I got a bit of start with listening to the Wudos Band, but a lot of Team Teamworks remixes hing on the works done by the Wu-Tang Clan. So I guess it would only make the most logical of sense to take a peak at the videos these gentlemen have come up with.
The RZA – Chi Kong ft. Beretta 9, Featherz & Cilvaringz
It’s no secret that Wu-Tang was mad influenced by classical Kung-Fu and Wire-Fu movies of the 60s and 70s. Nothing displays this better than this Blackfutation music video. It’s awesome through its creativity, direction and a lesson for new artists is that your music video doesn’t always have to be about the music first. The song provides a soundtrack for the action happening. You still hear it, but instead you get this sweet 6 minute Kung-Fu movie that’s full of fun. I’m just ashamed that I didn’t discover this earlier.
Method Man – Bring The Pain
90s throw back. All hilarious. All Method Man. Clearly in the Bronx. There’s a lot of fun happening in this video as show by the slick dance moves of the early 90s, and dancing on the bus. You were big time if you could dance on the bus with your crew. Hell, they even went so far as to bust out early cellphones. Dope! What’s this video about? Who cares, it’s a dudes night out dancing and riding the bus. Because that’s how Method Man rolls in 1994.
Ghostface Killah – Daytona 500
What better way to honor the Daytona 500 then by appropriating footage from the classic, over the edge hyper violent Original Speed Racer cartoon. It’s well assembled and synced to the song as most videos should be. Did it tell a story? I dunno. Was it entertaining to watch, yeah it was.
Raekwon – House of Flying Daggers
This video gets many bonus points on originality. It’s a good combination of things they did in the Chi Kong video and Daytona 500. And as a bonus it features 5 of the Clans members in a Power Rangers like get up each with their own deadly Kung-Fu style. Maybe not classic, but something memorable
GZA – Liquid Swords
This was unexpected, not that I really knew what to expect for a GZA music video. But it seems to just have a lot of things going on without much connecting anything. If I had to guess the point, I guess GZA is just frustrated about writing a new song and producing a new solo album. I don’t think it matters all that much when you get to dance on a huge clock which I take was national rap pass time in the mid 90s. If this was done today, he’d be in 8 different costumes dancing on a clock that moved back wards and was all digital. Also ft. Timbaland would find a way to get into the video, Beiber too.