Inspired by his time on the road with the Hip Hop titans, DJ Green Lantern has dropped off Wu York State of Mind, which pairs Nas rhymes and Wu beats or vice versa.
“I got really inspired DJ’ing on the New York State of Mind Tour with Nas, Wu-Tang, and Busta Rhymes,” Green Lantern told HipHopDX. “At some point I said: ‘I need to translate this magic I’m witnessing nightly into a mix for the people to ride out to.'”
He added: “Here it is: Wu York State of Mind, a dream experience, mixed by DJ Green Lantern.”
The N.Y. State of Mind run of dates also featured Busta Rhymes, who was announced as the tour’s special guest just a few days prior to it kicking off. He also gets a look in on Green Lantern’s new tape on the track “Busta Money Beef.”
The Busta joint hears the lyrics to his 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV track “Where’s My Money” — which is also produced by Green Lantern — laid over Mobb Deep, Nas and Raekwon‘s classic 1995 cut “Eye For An Eye (Your Beef Is Mines).”
Listen to Wu York State of Mind below:
The tracklist for the project is as follows:
2. “Wu York State Of Mind”
3. “The World It’s Yourz”
4. “Wu Representatives”
5. “Liquid Shootouts”
6. “Bloody Shadowboxing”
7. “Buck 50 The Don”
8. “Affirmative C.R.E.A.M”
9. “Verbal Intercourse (live)”
10. “Wu Children Can”
11. “One Love”
12. “Busta speaks”
13. “Busta Money Beef”
14. “Extra Camay”
15. “Super Wally”
16. “Nasty Pinky Ring”
18. “Rainy Street Dreams”
19. “Can it Be a Memory”
20. “Triple Beam Hell”
The N.Y. State of Mind Tour ended in Los Angeles on October 4. While the majority of the Wu-Tang Clan were present for the whole tour, Method Man was noticeably absent for the first half. He explained he was unable to make it due to his busy acting career.
“I fucking love Wu-Tang, wish I could have been on that tour with them,” he said in a statement at the time. “The booking came at a bad time; I was already booked to do a movie.”
However, fans in Newark, New Jersey were treated to a surprise on September 13 when Method Man and Redman hit the stage together to perform their classic Blackout! collaboration “Da Rockwilder.” Meth also joined the rest of the Wu for “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit” and “Method Man.” After this, Meth joined his Wu brethren for entire second half of the tour.
Public Enemy’s Flava Flav popped up during the tour’s September 3 stop in Clarkston, Michigan, serving as Nas’ hypeman while he performed his 2002 God’s Son cut “Made You Look.”
A mini-documentary has been released that takes fans behind the scenes of the blockbuster Hip Hop tour — check it out here.