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E1 Music

June 16, 2009 11:29 ET

E1 Music to Release New Wu-Tang Project "CHAMBER MUSIC" on June 30th, 2009

Album Features RZA, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Killah Priest and More; New Songs "Harbor Masters" and "Ill Figures" Already Have the Streets Buzzing!

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - New York stand up! Staten Island put one fist in the air! On Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 E1 Music is set to release "CHAMBER MUSIC," a brand new project from the Wu-Tang which pairs original Clan MCs with classic '90s rap veterans.

The project is Executive Produced by RZA.

"CHAMBER MUSIC" features: Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, U-God and Inspectah Deck, plus affiliate Killah Priest, alongside classic hip-hop MCs such as AZ, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Cormega, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Sadat X (Brand Nubian) and Sean Price (Heltah Skeltah).

The return-to-form sound of "CHAMBER MUSIC" is the album hardcore Wu-Tang fans have waited years for.

"CHAMBER MUSIC's" throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu imagery. It features a combination of new beats and live instrumentation by Brooklyn soul band The Revelations (all supervised by RZA) shaped in a classic vibe, reminiscent of the group's "36 Chambers" album but with a completely updated, modern twist.

Wu-Tang supreme architect RZA weighs in, "This album has a very live element of today's musicians playing the vibe of Wu-Tang, know what I mean? The vibe we would normally sample, the vibe of things that we would accumulate through old soul songs, jazz songs, kung fu movies, whatever, now you've got musicians that can play this vibe with Wu-Tang MCs rapping over it. The goal of this album is definitely paying homage to our early sound. In the old days, we had to sample and find snares and things like that or chord changes just to make a beat. Now, this is being done with a band. A lot of times, you hear rappers over a live band and that loses the hip-hop because a lot of those bands from the old days wasn't from the hip-hop generation. On this album, we make it sound like it was in the '36 Chambers' era. To me, what also adds to this album, you've got the Wu-Tang MCs but you also got your other favorite MCs from that era like Havoc, Cormega and others. This album can be played with a live band and it will sound BIG."

The album's first focus track "Harbor Masters" featuring Ghostface, AZ and Inspectah Deck brings back that gutter real hip-hop from back in the day.

To listen, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS3AI92smT0

Also spreading now is "Ill Figures" featuring RZA, Raekwon, and Kool G Rap.

Click here to listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuI1Nj58zec

The track listing for "CHAMBER MUSIC" is as follows:
1. Redemption
2. Kill Too Hard Ft. RZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa
3. The Abbot Ft. RZA
4. Harbor Masters Ft. RZA, Ghostface Killah, AZ, Inspectah Deck
5. Sheep State Ft. RZA
6. Radiant Jewels Ft. RZA, Raekwon, Cormega, Sean Price
7. Supreme Architecture Ft. RZA
8. Evil Deeds Ft. RZA, Ghostface Killah, Havoc
9. Wise Men Ft. RZA
10. I Wish You Were Here Ft. RZA, Ghostface Killah, The Williams
11. Fatal Hesitation
12. Ill Figures Ft. RZA, Raekwon, M.O.P., Kool G Rap
13. Free Like ODB Ft. RZA
14. Sound The Horns
15. Enlightened Statues Ft. RZA
16. NYC Crack Ft. RZA
17. One Last Question Ft. RZA

For more information, please visit www.myspace.com/rza or www.kochrecords.com

About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries.

The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution. These businesses collectively represent E1's extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution.

E1's content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks.

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