Need proof? Here's the new video for the J Dilla-produced "House of Flying Daggers" off Only Built for Cuban Linx II, due out (for real this time?) on September 9. There's nothing much unexpected here (hell, GZA's verse is just rewarmed from his "Clan in da Front" from 36 Chambers), but for a track from the sequel to an album that dropped in 1995, this sounds pretty damn crisp. The Five Deadly Venoms themed animated video (how did they not think of this before) is also pretty awesome, especially if you haven't matured in the 15 years since the Wu debuted. Fortunately I have not. Be advised the lyrics are not edited and neither is the bad ass cartoon kung-fu violence, which includes but is not limited to: a guy getting punched so hard his spine flies out his back, a human head getting vertically bisected, and a homeless dude biting into a cat. Four Wu birds out of five.
I'd still argue though, that it's a less messed-up animated music video than the Heath Ledger-directed video of Modest Mouse's "King Rat," but you guys decide.
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