Inspectah Deck Interview
14/12/2007 By Brian Kayser / HipHopGame
8 Diagrams is finally out. How do you feel about that?
We should have released five albums by now, but you know, itâ€™s all good to still be loved and appreciated and anticipated like that. Thatâ€™s the best feeling about this whole thing for me right now.
Five years is a long time to go without releasing an album. Was there too much of a layover between Iron Flag and 8 Diagrams?
For me and in my opinion, I would say yeah. But you know, Iâ€™m not the one who runs things. I just played my part as an MC on this one.
Did playing your part as an MC include giving RZA your creative input and making suggestions?
I played my part as an MC. This was a vision that RZA had, like 36 Chambers was a vision that he had. We had the faith in him to basically do what he does to the extent of how he does it. Pretty much, thatâ€™s what he did. My input wasnâ€™t asked of me. Creatively, thatâ€™s really, like, out the window on this album. This was like you had Beethoven and niggas who played guitars and shit. Thereâ€™s only room for one conductor, man.
It doesnâ€™t seem as though every Clan member has that same faith in RZA that you have. Why do you think that is?
Itâ€™s not that everybody doesnâ€™t have the faith. We know RZA away from music, so I know what heâ€™s capable of on and off the field. Itâ€™s never a question of faith or anything like that. Itâ€™s just more a question of decision-making now that weâ€™re grown. Itâ€™s about making the right decision and smart decisions because bad choices can kill you nowadays.
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