From 1993 until his tragic death in 2004, the late great rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard led what was one-third of the now legendary Wu-Tang Clan dynasty of affiliated artists. Behind the scenes was producer/artist/engineer Buddha Monk, Ol' Dirty's right-hand man, organizing sessions, producing tracks, and getting Dirty from place to place, holding it all together. Fans never got to hear much from the mysterious Brooklyn Zu Family. Buddha Monk has finally agreed to open his vault and unleash the fury of these never-before heard songs that harken back to the crew's most classic period. Featured on this album are none other than Ol' Dirty Bastard himself; Brooklyn Zu ft. 12 O'Clock, Murdoc, Shorty Shitstain; Lil Vicious; Da Manchuz; Shyheim; Prodigal Sunn; Shacronz; Lazah Life; & Zu Ninjaz. Producers include Buddha Monk, Mozart, & Lord Finesse.
Originally known as Buddy Love and the Hump Squad, this album is a retrospective of a young artist from the Bklyn Zu family, who is now a bit older and about to release some blazini Hip-Hop on par with other Generation W groups such as Harlem 6 and Division - Cuffie Crime Family, but here we get a preview of his talents, as they were developing back in 2001, as well as the rest of the Hump Squad. Included on this album, however are such Wu-Fam as Buddha Monk, Suga Bang Bang, Popa Chief, and even O.D.B. himself. As a Bonus track, we have included something brand new, the official Bklyn Zu Fam remix of Buddha Monk's famous Gots Like Come on Thru 2005, featuring Buddha Monk, O.D.B., Budd, and Pooh.
It's time once again to go back, way back in time, back then, to a classic era, the great times. Buddha Monk and Popa Wu combine forces on this, the 5th installment of the Zu Chronicles. Some of this are clearer versions of the infamous "lost" first edition of Popa Wu's 10th Chamber album. The remainder of this collection is a stunning compilation of some of Buddha Monk and the Bklyn Zu fam's finest unreleased work, as hand-picked by Cno Evil himself, who knows what you, the fans, really wanna hear. This album will not disappoint, especially this rare unreleased cipher joint by Da Manchuz entitled "Call of the Gods". Features include: Babyface Fensta, Prodigal Sunn, C.C.F. Division, United Kingdom, Freemurda, Polladon, Daddy Rose, Shacronz, Allah Real, I-Born, and of course Buddha Monk himself. This one is not to be missed at all!
Buddha Monk is the 'capo regime' of the Brooklyn Zu, the crew of the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. Back in 1999 he produced/released the now classic album "The Prophecy". Since then a full-length solo release has alluded him due to extensive work as a producer, as well as his loyal dedication to his groups, the Brooklyn Zu and the Manchuz. Here then, for the first time in years, is another look at the artist that is Lord Buddha Monk with some more recent tracks. As a retrospective of the artist, we have compiled 6 hard to obtain bonus tracks to compliment some of his newer explorations in sound.
When the Chambermusik movement began, in the mid 2000s, Wu-Tang/ODB affiliate Buddha Monk was instantly a key player, releasing vast amounts of archival music from the classic 1990s Hip-Hop era, serving to historically document some missing links in Hip-Hop history. But many fans wanted to know, what has he been doing since those days? Where is the new music, and is it still dope? Well, with 2013 comes a brand new release, The Dark Knight, and a brand new Buddha Monk. Monk was not only Ol' Dirty Bastard's right-hand man, but unparalleled as an emcee, producer, singer, and engineer, he proves to us once more that his talent is forever, as he presents some of his strongest work to date. Featured on this outing are artists like Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Frukwan, (Gravediggaz/Stetsasonic), Darkim Be Allah (Wu-Tang), 12 0' Clock (Wu-Tang) K-Blunt (Zu-Ninjaz), Drunken Dragon (Da Manchuz), Layza Life (Da Manchuz), Menace O.B.E.Z. (Brooklyn Zu Fam), Black Jesus (Wu-Tang Harlem 6 / Gangstarr Foundation), Popa Chief (Zu Ninjaz), Murdoc (Brooklyn Zu), Silk Ski (Brooklyn Zu), Malik aka Mark Dee (Soul Kid Klik), GNote$ aka Spiritual Assassin (Da Manchuz), and others. Producers include G-Clef da Mad Komposa (Soul Kid Klik), who also mastered and A & R's the album. This album is exciting and consistent, and will not let you down!
Buddha Monk is the 'capo regime' of the Brooklyn Zu, the crew of the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. Back in 1999 he produced/released the now classic, hard to obtain album "The Prophecy". Despite being a critical success, distribution was not handled properly by the label Edel America. Here is "The Prophecy" now being re-released, in this new digitally remastered, exclusive format for only $13, plus shipping. Currently used on Amazon for no less than $6! Available in CD and digital formats!
Buddha Monk has given us a rare treat here by releasing a multitude of tracks from the Zu-Vaults. Perhaps no one knew how hard at work the groups of Buddha Monk were in the 1990's, but now, for the very first time in history thanks to Duc-Lo and Chambermusik we can all catch a glimpse of some of this highly intense creative activity. Featured on here are Da Manchuz, Bklyn Zu, United Kingdom, and even the late Ol' Dirty Bastard himself. This is part one of a series of albums which should definitely remove all doubt as to the very high level of Buddha Monk's skills as a Hip-Hop producer.