Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | 7:56am
Wu Tang Unveil Comic Book Inspired Wu Massacre Cover Art
Hip Hop meets Marvel Comics
I can remember being a freshman in high school (circa 1993) when I first learned of and became enthralled with the many faces of the Wu Tang Clan and their Shaolin movement. Their energy, complexity and creativity brought something new to the game and now almost 20 years later it is their ingenuity that has still kept them relevant. Yesterday, The Wu illustrated this when they teamed with their label, Def Jam Records to “unveil” the artwork for the much anticipated Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface “Wu-Massacre” album slated to drop March 30th.
The event carried with it an air of a midtown Manhattan art exhibit. While we’ve always eagerly anticipated the release of music from our favorite artists, you’d be hard pressed to find the unveiling of cover art receive so much hype.
The cover designs, of which there were 3, were created by Marvel Comics artist Chris Bachalo (Death, Sandman, Captain America and the X-Men) depicts the rappers as comic book superheros and feature an issue number and barcode. Meth and Ghost particularly are comic book heads as displayed in their lyrics and self-proclaimed aliases.
Additionally Def Jam is giving fans an opportunity to name the newly formed trio. Those interested can log onto Def Jam’s website , the winner getting his/her name featured in the album’s liner notes. Ooooh! Or you can just (legally) download the first single “Our Dreams” RIGHT HERE.
Photos Courtesy DrJays.com