‘Ain’t Nuthin’ to Funk With’ will be aged for six months while the band’s music plays via Spotify
A beer inspired by the Wu Tang Clan is being brewed at Philadelphia’s Dock Street Brewery.
The golden saison beer, which will be named Dock Street Beer Ain’t Nuthin’ to Funk With and have a “spicy pineapple and orange-tart flavour”, will be aged for six months while music from the band’s Spotify page plays beside the barrel.
Head brewer Vince Desrosiers, who has previously brewed a beer called Tom Selleck’s Moustache, told Philly Mag: “I listen to music every day in the brewery and I’ve wanted to do a series of beers based on the music I like. It’s hardly an original thought but my musical taste is all over the place and Wu-Tang seemed like a great place to start.”
Desrosiers said that he hopes the bass vibrations would “cause enough vibration to move the yeast around and create some different flavors during fermentation”, before adding via Twitter that his next project would involve Run The Jewels.
In an interview with NME, Raekwon compliments West on his musical abilities and talks about the possibility of future collaboration. “Me and Ye [Kanye] definitely have plans to work together in the future. We talked about it many times before,” he says. “I always told him I think he’s a dope producer still, as well as an MC, and I would love to work with him again, whatever it takes. If I could get him on a track, or if I could get him to produce a track, it’s all about the kings coming together and really doing something that makes sense for both of our brands.”
Raekwon also talked about how the two artists became friends after he worked with West on the track ‘Gorgeous’, which appears on West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album. He said: “We worked together on doing the record and people went crazy so that automatically gives us both the indication that they respect our craftsmanship together. It’s a possibility you’ll hear something soon from me and Ye.”
Speaking about his performance at Koko, Raekwon added: “He heard I was in London and I heard he had a private secret location event and he called me, he was like ‘Yo, what’s up? Why don’t you come out?’ and I was like ‘Let me know where the secret location is’. And when I got there it was sold out, like a real concert, I was like ‘Oh shit’… It felt good to be there though.”
It was recently reported that the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s secret album ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, which is to be auctioned online, cannot be released for at least 88 years due to copyright laws.