wrecking crew - wu​-​tang pulp 2012

"Pulp": cheap books or magazines: novels or magazines produced on cheap paper, especially crime, horror, or science fiction stories.

You know Wu-Tang, but what is Pulp about this? Pulp is a paperback wrinkle, something dirty and edgy, something only a select few would ever embrace. Frayed corners and shaky spines on yellow magazines, hidden under desks and store counters. Crime. Horror. Devastation. Greed. Science Fiction. Violence. Women. The city. Wu-Tang has mixed these ingredients into various albums since 1993. Wu-Tang Pulp pours them all in the same flask.

What started as a simple idea in 2009 has formed into a completely flushed out re-imagining of the most iconic collective in hip hop history. Wu-Tang Pulp is an album shaped from the hearts and minds of three diehard killa bee fanatics who spared no details in paying the ultimate homage to their heroes. Tackling records from RZA, Ghostface, Method Man, etc. is no easy task when you grew up with 36 Chambers in your Walkman, drawing the "W" on your high school composition books, and rocking Tommy Hilfiger tees in the summer because Raekwon said so.

The Wrecking Crew (Curly Castro x Has-Lo x Zilla Rocca) built Wu-Tang Pulp like a film, and cast rappers and producers from around the world to play the parts of specific criminologists from the Wu cannon. You may not be familiar with all the names, but hell -- Ghostface didn't reveal his face until 1995. Trust the slang doctors and the scientists behind the boards.
"How can you top or even come close to matching the greatest rap crew of all-time? The answer is that you don’t even try. Wu-Tang Pulp isn’t the future, but it’s not the past. It’s another chamber, set apart from the previous lineage, but inextricably tied...This is for me and anyone who believes that Wu Tang is forever." - Passion of the Weiss

"Wu-Tang Pulp is the rare effort that remains entirely respectful to its source material without ever sounding redundant. Virtually every track on here is worthy of posting." - 33jones.com

"After three years of plotting, planning and procrastinating, the Wrecking Crew (AKA Philly MCs Zilla Rocca, Has-Lo and Curly Castro) have unleashed their homage to the Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Pulp. Drawing inspiration from the back catalog of one of the greatest crews in the hip-hop game, these three have flipped their favorite Wu tracks...all in the name of dedication" - Pigeons and Planes

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