Adding to the Wu-Tang Clan celebration comes the release of Ghostface Killah’s video for Apollo Brown remixed single, ‘Rise of the Black Suits’ taken from the 'Twelve Reasons To Die' album. The original song produced by Adrian Younge has taken left turn for a touch of that cracked vinyl-feel. Brown samples in movie quotes and old-school hip hop bass, and guitar twinges to give that rustic feel.
The video itself takes a realistic perspective showing slow motion scenes of drug abuse, violence and murder all revolving around a stealing of a cassette. And too right, because Soul Temple Records announced that in conjunction with Records Store Day the remixed album by Apollo Brown will be exclusively available on cassette.
No doubt Ghostface Killah’s still got it, and it’s only a snippet of more to come this summer after Wu-Tang’s symphonic performance at this year’s Coachella Festival.
Watch it now.
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Words by Jojo Khor