Friday, August 15, 2008

Video: The Genius Speaks - Wu-Tang's GZA/Genius Speaks on the August 19th Release of "Pro Tools"

(via Babygrande) The GZA/Genius, Wu-Tang's famed lyrical swordsman, serves up some jewels regarding "Pro Tools," his fifth solo album, set for imminent release on August 19th. The notoriously elusive emcee opens up in this rare and exclusive interview, providing coveted insight into the new album (and his favorite tracks), the current state of hip-hop and also directly addressing the recently leaked, buzzing 50 Cent diss track ("Paper Plate").

Also...log on to NOW to check out an exclusive preview of the entire "Pro Tools" album. This is an exclusive opportunity to preview what notable blogger/tastemaker/critic Byron Crawford has already coined "shockingly good. The best GZA album since Liquid Swords...very well the best Wu-Tang-related album since Supreme Clientele."

Tune in to as well for the "Pro Tools" album cover redesign contest for a chance to win a full CD DJ set-up from Stanton worth $1600:

Also look for GZA this summer/fall on the highly anticipated nationwide "Liquid Swords" tour which commences August 21st in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre. He plans to debut the new material for the first time ever following the performance of the entire classic "Liquid Swords" album.

GZA/Liquid Swords Tour:

Thu 8/21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey

Fri 8/22 Santa Cruz, CA Moe's Alley

Sat 8/23 Petaluma, CA Phoenix

Mon 8/25 Portland, OR Berbati's

Tue 8/26 Seattle, WA Neumos

Wed 8/27 Vancouver, BC Richards

Fri 8/29 Salt Lake City, UT Paladium

Sat 8/30 Denver, CO Cervantes

Mon 9/1 Dallas, TX Palladium

Tue 9/2 Houston, TX Warehouse

Wed 9/3 Austin, TX Emo's

Thu 9/4 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze

Fri 9/5 Grinnell, IA Grinnell

Sat 9/6 Madison, WI SoCo Music

Sun 9/7 Chicago, IL House of Blues

Tue 9/9 Oberlin, OH Oberlin Collge

Wed 9/10 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head

Thu 9/11 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero

Fri 9/12 New York, NY Irving Plaza

Sat 9/13 Boston, MA Harper's Ferry

Wed 9/17 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse

Thu 9/18 Flagstaff, AZ Congress

Fri 9/19 San Diego, CA Street Scene

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