Wu-Tang Management Says They Seek "Next 9 Generals"

Wu-Tang Management founder John Gibbons is looking for new rappers to join the "W" through a new competition.

John “Mook” Gibbons, founder of Wu-Tang Management, has started a new campaign to find up-and-coming rappers with “The Next 9 Generals” competition.

Centered around the premise of a “new school” Wu-Tang squad, the competition looks for rappers between the ages of 18-33 who exemplify the Wu-Tang spirit through lyrics. Online applicants are asked to rhyme over two Wu-Tang instrumentals (“Protect Ya Neck” and “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit”) to show their lyrical abilities.

Along with the online applicants, Gibbons will also be holding several auditions across the country, including New York, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles. Judges for the auditions are Gibbons, SRC’s Steve Rifkind, Power 105 radio personality Steph Lova and Wu-Tang member U-God.

The nine winners of the competition will reportedly secure “major recording deal(s), music videos, world wide exposure, international tours, and most importantly the right to bear the Wu-Tang ‘W’.”

Registration is available online here. The early registration deadline is March 31.

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54 Comments

  • Daniel L.Marshall

    Master True Born Allah Wu-Tang Forever.

  • Daniel L.Marshall

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  • Antonio Prohias

    f*ck 'Mook' Gibbons

  • Elijah Divine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS9lKwPdyuo&feature=player_embedded

  • Wu head

    I doubt that the type of MCz required to do this shit is the type that will enter this competition. Remember RZA speaking on Forever you don't become an MC overnight it's years of hard work. Even Masta Killa has no clue what this shit is ( http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.10865/title.masta-killa-preps-live-loyalty-is-royalty-soul-substance ) you can't force something like a new clan together. Do your own thing don't be a dickryder. Peace 7*

  • Just Science

    THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS SOME OF YOU MORONS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS: *THIS COMPETITION IS NOT DESIGNED TO REPLACE OR RECREATE ANOTHER WU TANG CLAN * ANY UNSIGNED ARTIST THAT HAS AN ISSUE WITH SPENDING "$23.50" TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT ON A NATIONAL SCALE AND POSSIBLY GET SIGNED BY A BRAND THAT IS ARGUABLY THE BIGGEST IN HIP HOP HISTORY; PROBABLY HAS ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS/INDUSTRY SAVVY OR IS MILDLY RETARDED....AND QUITE POSSIBLY BOTH.. The reality is from its beginning, Wu has always been about adding on for the future...Just like ODB said its about the children..Some of these cats are on the sideline hating because their lame and washed up in the game. They had their chance at fame and they fucked it up...Sorta like the disgruntled employee outta work..Why try and block new talents? The process of growth? I see many of you are too dumb to do research before you spew garbage all over the net. Like this cocksucka dats calls himself "WU TANG" he rather see Wu retire? Which part of Wu Tang is foreva did this clown not understand? BTW ITS CALLED NEXT 9 GENERALS IN WU TANG NOT NEXT WU TANG CLAN COMPETITION... Then theres this imbecile ABDUL but more like ABDUMB talkin about Wu affiliates who have been around for years already Prodigal Sun? 9th Prince? LA Da Darkman? These are all veterans at this point in the game. NEW TALENTS NEW FACES GET USED TO IT...THINGS MUST EVOLVE N CHANGE ITS REALITY...The original 9 can never be duplicated it called Next 9 Generals for this reason. Plus all these artists will have to be able to hold their own as solo artists in order to even have a chance....DO THE KNOWLEDGE Branson is another dilusional and brain dead blogger talk in thru his ass about the Wu fanbase dying off...and blah blah blah..What planet is he on? Is he unaware the Wu is worldwide and will continuing touring for years based on the countless hits they have produced? The real science is there are too many dumb mafuckaz with internet connections nowadays...Do the real knowledge and research before you play yourselves for the whole world to see.

  • Cash Givens

    Now first off, I understand that this is the internet...so little cornball ass fagots can straight take on the name "Wu Tang" as their user name without any certification of their realness and any true affiliation to the Wu-Tang,...this cat calling himself "wu tang" would probably be the cat getting stomped out at a Wu concert, but he calling himself wu-tang...as if he could hang, normally he wouldn't dare even open up his mouth to real niggaz...but on the web you can openly say whateva ya little homo heart desires...feeling safe, probably covered up under ya pink blankets.....That’s exactly why I'm feeling the hell out of the next 9 generals joint....If you say you repping the "W" (OFFICIALLY) then prove it, I KNOW I WILL trust me, this is the Wu-Tang, so fake cats will not survive...... so if ya claiming the Wu and you just a fagot that can type "wu tang" for a log-in name...get ready to be stripped of your title faggot!!!

    • True

      Where are you from? For you to make a comment on what should be this or that you must be from the foundation or ShaoMein.Now you mutherfuckers trying to delagate like you own something over this way,need to go somwhere.i suggest you get your own shit,nurture your talent, come with something thats good for the future of the Wu-Tang. Truly Yours, Theodore.

  • Wu Tang

    Just look at that . . we're going to have some retards like Cash Givens trying out for a spot.

    • Cash Givens

      Now first off, I understand that this is the internet...so little cornball ass fagots can straight take on the name "Wu Tang" as their user name without any certification of their realness and any true affiliation to the Wu-Tang,...this cat calling himself "wu tang" would probably be the cat getting stomped out at a Wu concert, but he calling himself wu-tang...as if he could hang, normally he wouldn't dare even open up his mouth to real niggaz...but on the web you can openly say whateva ya little homo heart desires...feeling safe, probably covered up under ya pink blankets.....That’s exactly why I'm feeling the hell out of the next 9 generals joint....If you say you repping the "W" (OFFICIALLY) then prove it, I KNOW I WILL trust me, this is the Wu-Tang, so fake cats will not survive...... so if ya claiming the Wu and you just a fagot that can type "wu tang" for a log-in name...get ready to be stripped of your title faggot!!!

  • Wu Tang

    I'm not so sure about this one. Sure they could use some new side artists I guess, or better known as "Wu-Affiliates" but I don't really see this working out at all. I don't think we need a next-9-generals . . . the Wu-Tang will always be the greatest, and it might be cool to see a sort of re-birth but this isn't the right path. I would rather see them all retire eventually and just move on. Like some other people said, these are just 9 random dudes. U-God is even the only Wu-Tang member that's judging this shit. Not a good idea. This is just going to make the Wu look bad.

  • Cash Givens

    Ohh and Chemistry, shit you aint been following the Wu. Most of them cats don't even hang with each other like that, they working out thier internal issues. As for the contest, as long as all these cats is spitting hot shit...then it's good music..and that's what a brova been fiending for fa years...bring it on...and I'm not only a blogger, niggah I just became a contestant....so look out for ya boy Cash Givens, trust me..my shit sound like none of the original 9 but I got that Witty Unpredictable Talent And Natural Game The essence of Wu-Tang. Shit Cappadonna, was late in claiming his W...but I'm gald he did

    • King Dunaway

      Everyone knows you could never repalce the first born. Thats my fam all day the wu is a whole movement so if they wanna do recruit that only makes them stronger, peace!!!!

  • Cash Givens

    Yo....I just read all of these comments...and as usual 85% off yall cats is dumb def and blind. If the Wu is doing ANYTHING to try and bring back some music that actually is not turning kings and queens into dumb ass niggahs and bitches, is all good with me. Shit if these cats even introduce 1 new cat in the game that is reminisent of real hip-hop....I'll pay them myself...shit I'm Cash Givens Niggah.

  • Eddiexxx1

    What a Bad Idea This is, Might as Well Call it Wu-Idol, a Competition to Replace The Current 9? What a Joke, Goes to Show the Desperate Time we Living in, Even if it Works, It Won't be The Same, You Simply Can't Replace Them. This Attempt Will Hurt the Wu Legacy so Bad, We'll Start Wishing Vanilla Ice Comes Back. Pathetic Idea.

    • Queenfinesse

      First off, if you did your research you would know that they are not trying to replace the original clan, because they are irreplaceable. If you were a new real Wu fan, you would remember on of Dirty's (R.I.P) famous line " Wu-Tang forever, the saga continues." In order for the saga to continue, there must be people to continue the saga. In case you have'n listen to the radio lately (the main reason I don't) there's no substance to any of these joints out there. Maybe you can listen to Sh!t-Hop, but I need REAL HIP-HOP'', if these cat ( Wu-Management) can bring it back, then more power to them. It's time for a change in the music industry. It's time for us to stop listening to the dumb-down music (sh!t-Hop) the out there. You don't have to like that Sh!t just because everyone is saying it's hot, because it's not. What's the sickest line out there now, I can wait...here's none. The hottest artist out now are the underground & old school Artist. Anyways, I'm ready for that real HIP-HOP sh!t and if The "W" did it in the past and I know they can do it again. BRING THAT SH!T!!!!!SUUUUUUUU

  • MicStewartMusic

    "True Wu fans" are too hard on the Wu. The W stands for so much that is good and pure in Hip-hop as a form of expression. Quit acting like the Wu-tang is "yours." All the original members wanna be heard, known, and appreciated for their work. Its important to be critical of the Wu and make sure they stay true to their roots, but not strangle them and sentence them to a quiet death in the hearts and minds of those they've already reached. These cats gotta try new things and expand their movement 'cause theyre some of the illest that ever did it and have the potential to hand the torch to some of the illest to come once schooled to the game. Wu management just needs to choose wisely. Stop acting like a cult, and let these cats keep the Wu alive and well in future generations. For those saying wu speaks knowledge: why are you and not the generation after you entitled to fresh artists propogating that message? For those saying Wu's kids should take up the reigns: What good will Wu-tang be to Wu-heirs if they're not selling records? This competition can breathe much-deserved life-energy into a movement worthy of the title, legendary. Management just has to choose carefully or it could very well flop.

  • Dre Guevara

    GOD DAMMIT!!!! Y COULD'NT THEY HAVE DONE THIS SHIT 3 YEARS AGO?!?!

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  • Abdul-Rehman

    Stupid, dumn ass idea - All John MONK Gibbons needs to do is pick 9 or 10 best mc's from the wu fam - imo: Killa sin, 9th prince, Killah priest, Street life, La the darkman, Timbo king, Prodigal Sun, Joe mafia, Rev William Burke. Why should he look at people outsie the fam - straight up dissing the wu fam members who have worked hard to rep that "W" Rememer Monk Gibbons is the one who fucked up Wu Tang Records when they had most of the Killa Beez on it, He didn't know how to budget each artist/group and cos of his bad managment the once stron label Wu tang Records folded - what a dum-ass

    • Queenfinesse

      Just a word from the wise, "You should do your research before you start talking shit." I did mine! Plus, I've been following these cats since they were selling hits from the back of a whip. That's were I got my first sing. Don't hate on a great Idea, I don't think these cats are try to replace anyone, maybe they are trying to use todays means to bring the illest hip-hop group back to the forefront. Don't hate on ideas before you find out all the facts. Respect to those brothers for doing what you have to do to get the game back to were it use to be. Suuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • KeyBranson

    Somebody Said That Its A $23.50 Fee... Meaning Its A Scheme... There Will Never Be No Legitmate Group Started... He'll Take Your Money... Won't Watch Your Video... The Whole Idea Will Eventually Wither Away... You Will Be Out Of $23.50... While He Adds Up All The Money He Takes From The Suckas... If 500 People "Audition" He Stands 2 Make Over $10,000 The Wu Has Nothing To Do With This... Im Willing 2 Bet... Good Hustle Tho

    • Queenfinesse

      You sound like a broke ass hater who doesn't have the money do make is dream come true, or even the talent! Anyways, isn't he the founder of Wu-Tang Management, so even if the clan isn't down that has nothing to do with the competition. I believe he said Wu-Tang Management present, not Wu-Tang Clan present. So what is your point? Plus, what if it's not scheme and these cats do pull off one of the illest competition of 2010. Would you feel like an ass? Just a question, and you sounds like your hustler yourself, are you speaking from experience?

  • dev

    skyzoo torae sha stimuli joell ortiz cassidy papoose(meh....) stack bundles (RIP) the old Jae Millz young chris freeway

    • BriAudio

      You recommended a dead guy? Anyways this contest is retarded, the Wu came together naturally, you can't recreate their sound. You can throw together Slaughterhouse, add Elzhi, Jay Electronica, *add your favorite rapper here* and they won't have their chemistry and sound. And where are they gonna find a producer that was as good as 90's RZA? Please...after this maybe they can recreate The Beatles.

    • dev

      i know i put 10 but thats still a solid clan

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  • spooky

    You want real news DX, Get the insides to how the clan feels about this idea.

  • M-Select

    this is garbage. the next wu-generals should be their immediate fam: i.e. justice kareem (gza's son), shamel irief (masta killa's son), etc....

  • Ramesh

    fam members only, wu-fans don't care about outsiders nobody wants to hear that, no matter how good these 9 guys are that they find, give us a group with killah priest, frukwan, killa sin, etc that's all good

  • LO GODFATHER

    Can you see someone pulling off a stunt like that and it actually works out... it's going to be a sure miss.. But go ahead with that dream!

  • Doh_Dee

    There's no wAY Rae or rza or gZa or meth or any other wu apphilate can be cool with this...this is a disgrace and is giving the wu a bad name

    • 6ixty6ix

      I think people should be jumping all over this shit

    • Genral

      I think your wrong. This is probably RZA's idea. I agree its likely to be wack BUT if they get right, it's smart business. TV show, elimination round, judges, then one single& video for winners.... that brings wu some income. Dont hate. This capitalism baby.

  • QuBix

    This is a joke, right? How can you rep together if the 9 "new" members are from different parts of the country? What made Wu stand out was the actual friendships they had prior to becoming Wu. They had a past, these 9 new dudes will have none of that. The only thing in common will be their street stories whether forced on by record execs/made up or what have you. That's not enough IMO.

    • Powernupe

      Couldn't agree with you more. In addition, Wu Tang are New York based artists with an indigenous lineage to the foundation of hip-hop – New York accents, New York slang, New York swag, etc. I say this without disrespect to other regions in the U.S. as all states keep it poppin’. Wu Tang Clan is a historic rap group that cannot be duplicated through a patchwork of multi-regional artists. Rather than search for a new-nine, give fans a new album with the seminal members (ODB RIP). The only thing that true Wu-heads really want is new material from our favored artists.

  • LAfine

    http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_videos/659615?sel_song_id=3407393&autoplay=1

  • solar_wind

    there's a $23.50 fee and you must videotape everything. i wanna do this but they're creating some barriers to entry by the stipulations of the contest. it should be like a youtube cypher. you put the video of you ripping the two instrumentals and they pick the hottest ones to audition live.

  • toby

    american idol for new wu members... talented rappers dont grow on trees, i doubt they will find anything that lives up to the wu name http://watchthishiphop.blogspot.com

  • USD

    Wow. Wu's trying to reclaim the game and this might even work.

  • S.K.

    the idea is played out, just like someone on here already said its just an american idol for emcees. and to allow 9 random emcees to come together from all over the place and bear the W, that shit is wack. thats like diddy's "da band" wack only diddy wasn't disgracing a legendary brand...just himself lol

  • Bloghappy

    I'm not against this idea because teachers should take on students. But they should have got the actual Wu-Tang Clan to pick out their successors. Not go through some competition based off two goddamn songs.

  • The Admiral

    They need to talking about something new under their managment..I wonder how many members this dude even manages..I know its not Ghost, Rae, Meth, Rza or the Gza..Dirt is dead (RIP)..So what he manges Deck and U-God..C'mon Son u buggin with that...If Deck can't get dudes on his album why would they jump on some American Idol emcee....

  • Branson

    Aye... I Love The Wu... And They Said It Best... "The Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' 2 F*ck Wit"... To Let 9 Random Dudes Get 2Gether To Tarnish The Family Chemistry Of The Wu-Tang Is Doing Just That... F*ckin' Wit The Brand... Let The Wu Age With Its Core Fan Base... I Know We As Collective Of Wu-Heads Is Literally Dyin' Off... Our Locked Up... Still In All The Wu Is Ours... The Young Generation Will Never Understand The Wu Well Enough To Give It The Respect It Deserves... Real Talk Besides If You A True Wu-Head... There Aint Even NoMore Appeal 2 Be In The Rap Game... We On A Quest 4 Knowledge... The Rap Game Has Been Exposed... Its A Struggle That Only "LOOKS" Good On T.V... We Need To Gain Education Through The Opportunities That White Folks Have Made Available To Themselves... That We Are Also Ultimately Entitled 2... And Use It Against The System... By Putting Ourselves In Positions... To Uplift One Another... Real Talk Nigga

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