There’s a new Wu-Tang Clan album… well sort of. It came out a while ago but it’s new to me and features three members of the Clan. I’m an avid fan of the Wu but somehow I missed this release on March 30, 2010. I didn’t find out about it until last week. I’m super out of the loop with pop culture lately. However I did learn that Ghostface has a new album called The Apollo Kids, which I’m pumped for. The album is scheduled to drop December 14th, 2010.
Enough about Wu, the artwork is so sick that I wanted to tell the world (also known as the 3 people that follow our blog). First off, the Wu-Tang logo is the best in hip-hop. Second, check out the number three hidden in the Wu logo at the top right hand corner. Clever right? Third, the illustrator that did the art work is amazing…It looks so legit. Notice the detail of the illustration, even down to the addition of the halftone pattern in the shading. Lastly, there are three alternate covers. Chris Bachalo did the illustration and Alex Haldi did the art direction. Peep all below.
Method Man takes on the alias of Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider) for his cover. GhostFace covers kung fu robes, Iron Man type treatment and a hockey mask that he rocks form time to time. Raekwon just looks like the most extreme mobster ever.
If you have time, you should check out the Teaser Trailers that were produced for the release of the album. You’ll have to google it for yourself. The concept is copied off of the David Fincher movie Se7en, which is kinda weak. But that’s ok cause it looks good and it is more like appropriation of the seven deadly sin murder concept. If you like David Fincher, then you are probably as stoked as I am about his version of the late Stieg Larsson’s movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.