Just this week, the Irish band Inhaler passed through on their first tour of America – featuring none other than Eli Hewson, son of Bono.
So, yes, the children of post-punk are making their own musical waves now. And the same is very much true for hip-hop, apparently, with the first single by 2nd Generation Wu also just out this week. One doesn’t have to work hard to guess the parental lineage, of course – it’s right there in the name. Led by iNTeLL (son of U-God) and PXWER (son of Method Man), the new track also features raps by SUN GOD (son of Ghostface Killah) and Young Dirty Bastard (son of the late Old Dirty Bastard) – the Children of the Wu.
iNTeLL’s story is particularly inspiring: he was shot in the stomach at just two years of age, somehow survived, and has since gone on to be a successful video director. But he is fully committed to 2nd Generation Wu.
“I’m ridiculously excited,” he says of their single “7.O.D.” (out via Dock Street Records), “and I think it’s definitely in my top five favorites of songs I’ve made throughout my career.”
It comes just as Wu-Tang Clan are celebrating their 25th anniversary, so there is a special significance to the timing of the release. This is definitely not a one off, however.
As iNTeLL reveals, “The next phase is to deliver the album to the world in the beginning of 2020.”