Download: Wu Tang Clan – ‘The Heart Gently Weeps’

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Yesterday we reported, the legendary NY based rap group [tag]Wu Tang Clan[/tag], just got clearance for sampling the classic Beatles classic “As My Guitar Gently Weeps,” actually the first Beatles sampling in history. Well apparently they didn’t sampled the Beatles, but what they did was a reply to the song; a interpolation, as explained by the band on the band’s myspace blog.

“The statement that we made yesterday was incorrect and we apologize for any confusion it may have caused. We DID NOT sample the Beatles, I repeat, we DID NOT sample the Beatles, rather we did an INTERPOLATION of the classic George Harrison composition ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps.’ In a historic collaboration, Dhani Harrison, son of George, through his friendship with the RZA, played guitar on the song and he himself helped secure the REUSE LICENSE. Also appearing on the song are John Frusciante, guitar player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Erykah Badu singing the chorus.

‘To satisfy everyone’s curiosity, the song will be streamed exclusively on tonight. It will be the first single and video from the forthcoming album ‘8 Diagrams’ in stores December 4.

‘Thanks again to Dhani Harrison and the Harrison Estate for helping us make history.”

The band uphold their promise and further more offered the Beatles “interpolation” out for download; feeling generous.


This is the second track that was offered out for sampling, after the band exposed Watch Your Mouth. “8 Diagrams” will be out December 3.

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  • Charbarred

    Replace INTERPOLATION with “Turning a great track into cheap elevator music”.
    Replace “make history” with “forever being known as the ones who ruined one of the Beatles’ greatest songs’
    Sorry, I like Wu Tang and the lyrics are nice but this is insulting.

  • MullahTheRulah

    I love the WU, and I love the Beatles but…..
    this interpolation is not the move. I just sampled and made a loop of the original recording from the White album on my EMU E-64 and it has more depth and grit. This interpolations lacks the piano, Pauls chunky bass as well as Ringos open high hat. I’m assuming the were unable to sample the track because of Ringo, Paul, Yoko and Apple. Too bad, because if I can make I nice loop of this classic on my EMU- imagine what RZA could do.

  • RHiNo

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    if they used the original it’d be makin michael jackson richer neway

  • Kex

    i know 80% of the people dont like this song…but what did yall expect??the best song in the history of universe??this song is great yall open your eyes…and it also shows that real hip hop aint dead…so FO haters

  • GaDee

    YO it’s hop hop not stolen blues as the bugs xcuse me Beatles did. Not particulary the hottest wu songs but it does put you right in the middle of the action. I don’t see what the big deal is anyway it just the bugs oh excuse me again the Beatles. The greatest song ever? Whatever stop smokin.

  • xna

    darn. Sounds like music i hear in Chinese buffets.

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  • LXR

    Whoever disagrees that this is a great song is a bitch who doesnt know shit about music, fucking fag haters go back to listening to ur fake music, cuz this is too real for ya ears.