Posts tagged WU-Tang Clan
Rae speaks on his growth as a person, his feelings towards moving drugs today and collaborating with Beanie Siegal. (PS I heard the Beanie song – provisionally called ‘Have Mercy’ – emotion like ‘This Can’t Be Life’ on the Hov album, stellar verse, great delivery).
‘i sold drugs half my life…for me drugs is for suckers…it’s the snitch millennium…it’s over with, let it go, go get a job’
‘people wanna see a me and siegal before the see a me […] and T.I. – T.I. is nice, but I don’t see us in the same bracket… I see me and Beans being in the same bracket’
On working with Dr. Dre, speaking on his involvement in Detox, his expectations on sales, and how he set the vibe for OBFCL2 vs OBFCL1.
‘[Dre] was just excited with the album… I wasn’t really thinking about [Detox]’
‘I don’t really give a fuck about the record sales shit, I already set my mark, If it do 10million, I’m happy, i’m gna still be the same rae, if it do 10,000 at least I know I gave dudes a solid album’
‘[sales figures] is rigged up, labels have relations with the retailers, shit is crooked, like the government’
How Raekwon the Chef was introduced to J Dilla via Busta Rhymes, and how Busta has been a true friend to Rae during his dark times with the clan.
‘out of everybody in the game, I can say that man was there for me…he was a REAL good friend…i respect Busta’
Also, on his phone compliments to J Dilla, and how the RZA sound was so well interpreted. Also on making Busta Exec Producer, and how RZA helped get Elton Johns sample on the project.
A complex breakdown over the studio sessions with the Wu, and being hated on whilst clan members were actually recording for OBFCL2
‘Wu-Tang have a love / hate relationship…you love your brothers …sometime you can’t fuck with them’
‘When I made this album, I kind of felt a little jealously going on, I felt a little stagnation in the love…dudes started to get jealous’
‘I think everybody respects Wu-Tang Clan, but they might not love every individual….’
‘There have been plenty of times where I really had to look at dudes like “you sorry mfker, you just disrespectful in your own way”…’
Part Two of a classic on lovesoul.tv. He goes into more depth about his influences, artistry, making money outside music with Tarentino and the best end to any interview ever. I am a ‘rare breed’.
One of the best and most in-depth interviews to date with a personal hero – The RZA. Love this dude and the time he gives our crew…here we get into artistry, keeping the clan together and his various characters.
After months of street buzz, we finally got it finished. We wrote the press release so you may as well read that after the jump.
Shout to MissInfo for the find.
Wow after 8 months of running this site, we bring you our first WORLD EXCLUSIVE. Last night I was out having a drink with DJ Fricktion (Def Jam UK) and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, after the 2nd London show this week. We were talking about anything and everything to do with hip-hop and the Ice-T / Soulja Boy debacle came up, as did the incident in Dec 2007 at Coko in London when a young fan took the mic and screamed “f–k 50 Cent” which the media gave the Genius credit for.
Although there wasn’t tonnes of bad blood, 50 did retort, and now GZA is picking up the hatchet. The Wu-Tang’s head henchman asked if I remembered the Jadakiss diss to 50 (which one??), I said ‘yes’ and he said ‘it’s like that… times ten… I’m going to annihilate 50, he can’t f–k with me lyrically’. I asked if it was the kind of record that would end 50’s career, and he said 50’s career is dead anyway, stating that the recent 100k soundscan for G-Unit’s ‘Terminate on Sight’ album would be a good for amount for a GZA album, but is garbage for one of 50’s. It doesn’t take long is GZA’s company to realise that he chooses his words wisely, and he’s not playing on this one.
So guys, I tried to get an advance of the record, which he said would drop tomorrow, but he said he’d already committed the exclusive to Pitch Fork Media, so shout to them.
This story will be updated in due course. Let’s hope the Liquid Swordsman’s latest cut is as clean and deadly as his previous work, because if it is, it spells trouble for Fif and the team. Keep it locked..!
Posted by: Raj Lovesoul