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Raekwon Says The Social Radio App “Stationhead” Change The World

The hip hop legend Raekwon & Wu Tang Clan Member is an investor in the app and after last week after writing a night in the studio with FADER, he was really excited about that, the app was to offer. The app has its fans, but talking to the rapper on the phone it was clear she was probably the biggest. Below we explain that this app is just the future of music and is so cool.

 

Raekwon: Once I heard about it I was like Wow, I need to have a meeting. I had a meeting with the owners of the technology and then I needed to master what they were talking about. I just think that at the end of the day, this is some stuff that is going to change the culture of music in the most illest way. I told them, “This is the illest shit since sliced bread in my eyes.”

To be able to have a social media radio platform is amazing because when I sit here and look at what’s going on in music, there’s a lot of animosity between different generations based on what’s being played now [versus] back then. What we’re all missing is that we’re all musicians, we’re all artists — who gives a fuck? As a business, we all signed up to this because we love music. What makes this technology so dope is that it gives a platform to people who just love music. If you love music, you get to have your own station. That was what was intriguing to me.

When you look at an instagram it’s everything but the music attached — there’s nothing where the artist can confront or talk about the music. When I’m getting all of the energy from [Station Head] — it’s just the illest gator. Social media radio is the shit. Let’s just say you listen to the radio — do you know how many people are sick of listening to the same 13 or 14 records all day? Now you have the power to create your own station to listen to what you want to, and you’re also giving back to the artist from a streaming perspective.

Now I know that I can connect with my fans and say thank you. Not only can you have me and my station, I can have you and your station. Now we’re connected even more. We can have dialogue, we can have a podcast going on — this is authentic. This is going to shift the culture to where people are saying music is where it needs to be now. We’re not relying on two or three different artists to carry the culture, now it’s to the point where the young generation can evolve to what they want to listen to. The OGs too — the Al Greens, the Gladys Knights. Now we get to mix all that up in our own station as people not as programmers.

You think I don’t want to see what 50 Cent is listening to at 10 in the morning or 4 in the morning because he’s working? Now I can tap into his show and develop a personality with him. Not only does it work for artist chemistry, but it also works for the world. This is a universal piece of technology that’s going to change the world. When I finally digested that, I knew I had to be a part of it.

 

Source:THEFADER



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In 2015, the compilation project The Meth Lab hit the streets, touted as a Method Man album, though much to the chagrin of fans, the Wu-Tang Clan legend was only thinly present. “People were upset,” Method Man recalls. “Every song on there had somebody else on it with the exception of one song that I did by myself.” Meth’s referring to the smooth “2 Minutes of Your Time,” though this time around he’s clocking in at a much longer stretch.

Meth Lab II: The Lithium is on its way, and with it comes the new single “Grand Prix,” premiering here on Billboard today (Aug. 9). The track is a return to Method Man’s true form: dark undercurrents mixed with sharp wordplay and seamless delivery. It’s that skill-set that has kept Method Man a continuous torchbearer for real rap, and his most obvious attribute. “I can rhyme my ass off, that ain’t nothin’ new,” he says with a laugh. “People already knew that, but they just tend to forget. Every now and then you’ve gotta remind them.”

The sequel project also brings the return collab of Method Man with music executive upstart Anthony “Hanz On” Messado of Hanz On Music. The two met years ago, as Messado was a Wu-Tang affiliate even as a teenager. When he forged plans for his own label and wanted to work with Method Man, Meth was skeptical at first. “But the more the music came through, the more I liked it and got more involved,” he expresses. A cosign from fellow Wu family member Streetlife made the mission complete, and now a part two is already in the pipeline.

 

The concept of the Meth Lab in general is a haven for burgeoning talent. “It’s basically our little movement out on Staten Island that gives us a chance to give a lot of these dudes a platform to display themselves and their music and show the mechanics that go into a project,” Hanz On explains. The studio’s name came about when the owners of Trackstar Studio joined forces with Meth and Hanz to form the collaborative Meth Lab, timed with the first installment’s release, as that’s where the project was recorded. This time around, there’s a much greater presence from Method Man, enlisting other big names like Snoop Dogg and producer Dame Grease.

For Meth, it’s a renewed sense of spirit in the sport of rap. “It made it fun for me again,” he says. And with a mighty healthy film/TV career, it offers him the opportunity to align with an indie brand and watch it grow. “I should have done this a long time ago,” he admits, “but everything comes in its due time and this wasn’t my idea. It was Hanz’s project. It’s still Hanz’s project. I do music because I want to now; not because I have to.”

This won’t be the end of The Meth Lab either. Future projects will be laid out like episodes and even offer the brand to venture into comedy. It’s a testament to Method Man’s undeniable consistency, but also his willingness to pivot, and with Hanz On in the mix as well, the result is classic material with a new energy. “I want it to feel like it’s a TV show,” Method Man says. “Either a bad one, or a good one, or a polarizing one. As long as it’s a show.”

 

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