Thursday, October 4, 2007

Wu-Tang Clan "The Heart Gently Weeps"

Well the Wu-Tang Clan made some noise this week in the news with a claim that they had cleared the first ever legal Beatles sample. They would therefore need to push back the release of their newest studio album from Nov. 14th to Dec 4th. As a famous man once said, "why let the truth get in the way of a good story?" As it turn out, according to MTV news
"It's a composition sample and not a master sample that you'll hear on the track, meaning that the Wu did receive permission to use Harrison's song, but not in its original, as-heard-on The White Album form. Rather, it's been "interpolated" — literally, changed by adding some new material — with new lyrics from Wu rappers Ghostface and Raekwon. Harrison's son, Dhani, plays guitar on the song."
Either way the track is still pretty dope even if this was just a genius marketing campaign on the part of someone in the Wu camp. I think it was a marketing move by the way. The track features Erykah Badu, John Frusciante (of red hot chili peppers) and George Harrison's son Dhani. Loud records has put the track up online to give folks a sneak peak at what all the fuss is about so check it out.

Download "The Heart Gently Weeps"

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