Outside the tenth-floor window of Quad Studios in Midtown Manhattan, the neon and LEDs of M&Ms World caught the eye as a brand new Wu-Tang Clan album blasted through a tiny soundproof room, packed with a who's who of music writers, producers, and chosen few rap fans.
Photo by DeAnn Prinz Masta Killa guiding us around Wu Tang's studio.
"The second song was called 'Felt' because we don't give a fuck how motherfuckers feel anymore," Wu-Tang impresario The RZA said, about a quarter of a way through a listening party for A Better Tomorrow, the new album he produced for the seminal rap crew. That must be a good feeling, especially as you couldn't hear a fucking thing over the general din of internet friends catching up IRL. But that didn't matter to the RZA, who spoke to us over a mic from behind glass in the soundbooth. He heard only what he wanted to.More »