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When Wu Tang signed with Loud Records, it was an incredible moment for the label. The label had already signed Twista and the Tha Alkaholiks, but Wu helped put the label on the map. Steve Rifkind, founder of Loud Records, believed that the Shaolin group had the potential to become a movement. He agreed to RZA’s terms, and the Wu Clan signed a record deal worth $60,000 with the label.
After selling his first record label, Loud, to Sony in 2002, Steve Rifkind formed SRC and signed artists such as Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Terror Squad, Twista, and Dead Prez. Though not as well-known as Suge Knight or Russell Simmons, Rifkind remains an important figure in hip-hop. He is an executive with an eye for talent and consistently finds ways to win in a market that is constantly changing.
Loud Records is a record label that has released albums from Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, and Big Pun. The label will mark its 25th anniversary in January 2020, and was founded by Steve Rifkind and Rich Isaacson. The label has also released material by Xzibit, Pete Rock, and Three 6 Mafia. The label has also distributed Megadeth’s Killing Is My Business… And Business is Good.
Let’s Get Free
In 1997, Wu-Tang was composed of nine superstar rappers. The group had diversified its sound and was far different from the Wu of 1992. Nevertheless, Wu-Tang members had a difficult time staying together because they were split by ego, money, and pride. As a result, their empire began to crumble.
Wu-Tang Clan and Dead Prez signed to Loud/Columbia in 2000. Their first release was Let’s Get Free, followed by the album The W. It was gold-certified and featured references to Jimmy Spicer and Raekwon. The following year, Wu-Tang signed with Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group.
The group’s debut album caused a stir in rap circles. The record was a sleeper hit and is now considered a classic. The album was produced by Dead Prez and Kanye West, who was then a young producer. Now, he’s a raging capitalist. Dead Prez is still working today and has produced a number of projects.
Let’s Get Free II
Wu Tang’s Let’s Get Free II sign is one of the most important signs in hip hop history. The band produced dope records and was blessed with memorable rap moments. Founded by the visionary RZA, Wu-Tang changed the way hip-hop was made and changed the music industry. At age nine, RZA was introduced to hip-hop and became obsessed with the music. In 1991, he was offered a record deal and the rest is history.
The sign was so loud that it disrupted the crowd. Fans of Wu-Tang music gathered in front of the sign. Some were outraged and demanded an apology from RZA. RZA later apologized to U-God, who had spent several months in jail. Other members of the band were less vocal.
Let’s Get Free IV
Popa Wu died in December at the age of 63. He was the founder of Wu-Tang and a major contributor to the rap scene. The film chronicles the group’s formation in the early ’90s in New York City, at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic. A group of twelve young black men, the Wu-Tang became an unlikely American success story. The film stars Shameik Moore, Dave East, Siddiq Saunderson, and Erik Alexander.
Let’s Get Free V
Wu Tang’s Let’s Get Free is a two-hour mixtape that features some of their most consistent and best work to date. The record includes some familiar faces and some newer additions. The album includes songs by frequent collaborators like Busta Rhymes, and it features guest appearances by newcomers such as Beanie Sigel and J. Dilla. Regardless of the album’s merits, it is not for the faint of heart.