Wugazi

August 14th, 2011 by Jason Hardy
When I first heard about this Wugazi mash-up I was skeptical. I've been a huge fan of Fugazi since I was 12 years old and, while I'm nowhere close to a Wu-Tang aficionado, I consider myself an admirer. More specifically I'm a lover of Ghostface Killah and ODB. So when I first saw this Wugazi project popping up, it made me nervous.  Nervous because I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to things like tidiness. Not in the sense of cleanliness, but more in the sense of leaving an untainted legacy. Basically, I wondered if this would add to the artists' story or be an unfortunate anecdote to their otherwise fruitful contributions to our collective musical culture. In other words, would it be memorable because its a great and respectful re-imagining of their work, or because its clever and... funny? Then I thought to myself, "Who gives a shit?" And cranked the volume.  I encourage you to do the same.

Wugazi • 13 Chambers by WUGAZI And for the record, props to Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy for the care they took in putting this together. After many, many listens, their skill and effort is undeniable. From the Wugazi site - "Wugazi is a labor of love by Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy. A year’s worth of cutting up every imaginable Fugazi record and trying out every Wu-Tang acapella they could get their hands on, resulted in Wugazi: 13 Chambers (a must listen for anyone who even looked at a skateboard in the 90’s)."

2 Responses to “Wugazi”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Nice find, one of the best remixes I’ve heard since wait what’s Notorious XX: http://soundcloud.com/wait-what/sets/the-notorious-xx

  2. Jontue Says:

    Friggin awesome find. Perfect for this morning. Thanks for sharing man…

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