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Published on June 11th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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GFTD Premieres “Soothe The Soul” Featuring Jackie Paladino Via The Hype, Talks 2nd Generation Wu

Known by many as “2nd Generation WU,” GFTD is comprised of iNTeLL (son of U-God) and PXWER (son of Method Man) with frequent collaborations from Sun God (son of Ghostface Killah) and Young Dirty Bastard (son of the late Old Dirty Bastard). In the words of XXL about GFTD: “There will never be another Wu-Tang Clan, but it looks like fans can expect the next best thing.”

The Hype Magazine is proud to premiere the latest music from GFTD, “Soothe The Soul,” as embedded below. Produced by 88-Keys (Mos Def, Kanye, Mac Miller, Sia), the track itself pays homage to hip-hop’s Golden Age with New York’s Jackie Paladino in on the vocal interplay. It is indeed a notable follow-up to the group’s most recent track “New Generation Remix,” which featured Method Man.

Commented PXWER to The Hype Magazine about the track and its entertaining music video: “’Soothe The Soul’ is basically that hip-hop s**t, nothing more to it. Bars over a beat that’ll be timeless in the long run, working with a GRAMMY Award-winning and legendary producer like 88 was all the motivation I needed in the studio. Dude made no church in the wild bro, come on. Doing this video with the world in madness kinda brought me back to being a rapper instead of producing beats locked in my room day in and day out — it was fun to be in front of a camera again.”

Added iNTeLL The Hype Magazine: “I love this song, and working with the legendary 88-Keys was epic. After we built the foundation with him we then let it marinate more in house with our engineer Squeegie-O and myself and after the right amount of time we had what I like to call a sonic soufflé. For the video I wanted to recreate the Rat Pack era, but with trap video graphics just because, why not? Turns out that was a pretty amazing idea because the video is like a moving painting. The 2nd Generation Wu sound is dope, But now this is our way of letting y’all know how truly GFTD we are.”

More on GFTD can be found at www.2ndgenerationwu.com and www.dockstreet.nyc.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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