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U-God Hasn’t Been Paid?

U-God Is Reportedly Suing The Wu-Tang Clan For $2.5 Million | The FADER

Hawkins claims that it’s been six years since he’s received a royalty payment for any of the over 170 songs he contributed to the group’s catalogue, which began with appearances on their 1993 debut Enter The 36 Chambers. He also claims he hasn’t been receiving the two payments he’s entitled to every year from merch sales, or his share of the sale of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which was purchased last year for $2 million by Martin Shkreli.

Here we go again. I remember when U-God was angry years ago. This looks like the same. And that OUATIS is a Ringz album. Interesting.

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The Tale of Cappa’s Winter Warz Verse, As Told In Dutch

A Dutch Hiphop site has a nice story about the epi Cappadonna verse on Winter Warz that just goes on & on. It is in Dutch. But it would suit you well to use some Google translate on this one to get the gist of the story.

Winter Warz: Cappadonna over zijn legendarische verse – Hiphop In Je Smoel

You heard other raps before but kept waiting
For the Son of Song, I keep dancehalls strong
Beats never worthy of my cause, I prolong
Extravaganza, time sits still
No propaganda, be wary of the skill
As I bring forth the music, make love to your eardrum
Dedicated to rap nigga, beware of the fearsome
Lebanon Don, Malcolm X beat threat
CD massacre, murder to cassette
I blow the shop up, you ain’t seen nothing yet
One man ran, tryna get away from it
Put your bifocal on, watch me a-cometh
Into your chamber like Freddy enter dream
Discombumberate your technique and your scheme
Four course applause, like a black jack to dat
You’re stuck on stupid like I’m stuck on the map
Nowhere to go except next show bro
Entertaining motherfuckers can’t stop O
In battling, you don’t want me to start tattling
All up on the stage cause y’all snakes keep rattling
Bitch, you ain’t got nothing on the rich
Every other day my whole dress code switch
So just in case you wanna clock me like Sherry
All y’all crab bitches ain’t got to worry
Can’t get a nigga like Don dime a dozen
Even if I’m smoked out I can’t be scoped out
I’m too ill, I represent Park Hill
See my face on the twenty dollar bill
Cash it in, and get ten dollars back
The fat LP with Cappachino on the wax
Pass it in your thing, put valve up to twelve
Put all the other LPs back on the shelf
And smoke a blunt and dial 9-1-7
1-6-0-4-9-3-11
And you could get long dick hip-hop affection
I damage any MC who step in my direction
I’m Staten Island best son, fuck what you heard
Niggas still talking that shit is absurd
My repertoire, is U.S.S.R
P.L.O. style got thrown out the car
And ran over by the Method Man Jeep
Divine can’t define my style is so deep
Like pussy, my low cut fade stay bushy
Like a porcupine, I part backs like a spine
Gut you like a blunt and reconstruct your design
I know you want to diss me, but I can read your mind
Cause you weak in the knees like SWV
Tryna get a title like Wu Killa Bee
Kid change your habit, you know I’m friends with the Abbott
Me and RZA rhyme name printed in the tablet
Under vets, we paid our debts for mad years
Hibernate the sound and now we out like bears
In Born Power, born physically, power speaking
The truth in the song be the pro-black teaching

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GZA Gives A Track By Track Rundown Of Liquid Swords

Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA runs down every track off Liquid Swords – Wax Poetics

“Duel of the Iron Mic”

This might be my favorite track on the album. I like how I delivered on this one, and I love RZA’s beat. I remember writing to it and that it took me a while because I was trying different things. I remember being so happy after Ol’ Dirty [Bastard] blessed the track like he did. I love how the recording sounds too. When we perform this song live, the music gets real low for Deck’s part, and then it comes in real loud and it still always gets me hype. I also love the skit at the beginning. I just love that shit.

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Ghost Makes RapCity Turn Awkward

Back in 2000 or 1999, Ghost visited RapCity in promotion of his Supreme Clientele. Ghost being him, this led to some very weird moments in the show with references to bodies being in bags and Cappa walking in and out like a henchman. Wu-Tang Gold.

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Who is Scotty?

I had a brother named Scotty Watt. His name is Jackpot, but his name was Scotty Watt then. Actually, we started rhyming at the same time out in Shaolin – we were in the 6th grade. I taught him, he always gives me credit for that. When I moved from Shaolin in like ‘80, ‘81, ’82, his name was all over that borough. This was before Meth and Rae and them started – Rae and Deck lived there all those years also. They went to the same elementary school I went to. They were just a couple of years younger, but they’ll speak about Jackpot, Scotty Watt. (*Editors Note:* Finally that RZA lyric from the first Gravediggaz album makes sense! “When Jackpot Watt was hot, I was not” Also, Ghostface on Supreme Clientele makes the reference “watch me dolly dick it / Scotty Watty cop it to me”) I wish that brother could have had some of this success also. He used to say some of my lyrics. One of his most famous rhymes in Shaolin was my rhyme. I was always in the back like that. Always at the front of the ropes at the block parties watching everybody else rock, but don’t want to get on. Then at one point I didn’t like my voice. I didn’t mature young as far as my voice and going through puberty so when me and Scotty Watt used to make tapes I ain’t never like my voice. His voice was coming through sounding right so I had a little complex and I played the back until it was time for me to step up.

Time Travelin’ with the Genius

Wu-Tang 1 comment on Regarding The Drums On Forever

Regarding The Drums On Forever

After my previous post on the mixing of 36, I immediately came across this post. Regarding the drums on Wu-Tang Forever. And that was only because Carlos did an amazing post on that one too. Including track sheets. One of which some of y’all may be familiar with. The Triumph one, with the subtitle of Soldier’s Story. Which may put it in another light.

Here goes the first question and the response:

Quote from Wu Tang manual:
“As time went on, we increased our equipment and got into all types of efects, synths and processors – Mahley compressors, Behringer compressors, the Nord Lead – it just kept going.(…) And then Clavia also made this thing called the ddrum. So on Wu Tang Forever you hear a lot of that: drums that aren’t sampled but played on the ddrums”.

My question is – Isn’t the ddrum an electronic percusssion? So – you play ddrum using samples – one hits from some library or cut from different sources? Can you explain me that…

I just love this album. And I’m listening it from the beginning till now. Thanks.

First I would like to say Peace and Blessings to everyone on this Forum.

My name is Carlos “C12” Bess. Scott Harding and I recorded and mixed a majority of “Wu Tang Forever”.

There is a lot of truth in what Rza wrote in his manual. I never saw or played a DDrum on Wu-tang forever?

Around this time, Rza was in love with a small RED BOX which was a simple Drum Machine with some cool presets of kits.

Rza called it the RED BOX and it was from Switzerland.

Rza incorporated Record Drum loops and Live Drum (Played Loops) within his Drum program.

I played live Drums on “Reuited”, “Little Ghetto Boys” and “Deadly Melody”
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Wu-Tang On The Reggae Tip Mixtape

Enjoy,

  1. Louis Cure Ft. GZA & Raekwon – Guard Your Yard
  2. Jah Cure Ft. Cappadonna – Hold On
  3. Jah Cure Ft. Inspectah Deck – Longing For
  4. Ghostface Killah – New Splash
  5. Capleton Ft. Method Man – Wings Of The Morning
  6. Raekwon Ft. Ghostface killah & Inspectah Deck – Clientele Kids (Reggae Remix)
  7. Method Man Ft. Sexy Pebbles – Say Mr Gun Clown
  8. Cappadonna Ft. Ghostface Killah – Supermodel (Reggae Remix)
  9. Toots & The Maytals Vs Killah Priest – The Damn Number
  10. Ice Water Inc. Ft. Ghostface Killah – Cutting It Up (Reggae Remix)
  11. Super Cat Vs Method Man – Scalp Dem
  12. Wu Tang Clan – Pinky Ring (Reggea Remix)
  13. RZA Vs Dave & Asil Collins – Double Barrel Drama
  14. Deva Brat & Gza – Fame Talk
  15. Ghostface Killah Ft. Jadakiss – Run (Reggae Remix)

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Wu-Tang 2 comments on Killabeez Did Holland…

Killabeez Did Holland…

They did, but half of the billed line up was missing for some reason. And we showed up just to see the last 30 minutes of the show. And hitting up the sold out party afterwards. Because the show, it was not filled. It was filled like the first performance on the last day of the festival when everybody is still hung over. Yeah, the killabeez are not the most famous of artists any more.

Besides all that, it was a decent show. Maybe because I know some songs and was already getting drunk. I was even kind enough to buy myself a Black Knights album from Rugged Monk, who wasn’t billed but did show up. They could’ve had the decency to at least adjust the billing at the counter. So I own a copy of that Every Knight Is A Black Knight album.

Like I said, that party that was planned afterwards, 90s Now, was sold out. So slowly the venue did fill up and we had a great night drinking and partying to classic 90s songs. Who would have guessed. We almost did not even go inside if it wasn’t for that party.

The next time the Killabeez are coming here, I think most will think twice, trice before even thinking about going. Because I was so excited to see Buddha Monk for the first time. Sadly he was not there, but neither was Mark The Mayoya.