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Sicka than aidZ
06-02-2006, 10:12 PM
i cant picture black wisdome listening to WU TANG.

Or timbo, lhx, PRINCERAI. ETC.

LHX
06-02-2006, 10:32 PM
wu-tang is the result of some intense knowledge man


it takes some deep understandings to produce the kind of shit they produce


for me personally - for a long time - the more i learned the better they became

the way they tell stories


and a shit load of other reasons


plus its the style

helped me learn a lot

LHX
06-02-2006, 10:36 PM
for the record - the W is the single greatest thing that has ever hit my ears



that shit launches me into outer space



i wont even let myself listen to it no more


when i was goin thru some dark phases i almost convinced myself that there was subliminal messages in it

Sicka than aidZ
06-02-2006, 10:43 PM
IM IN A DARK PHase, it sucks

LHX
06-02-2006, 10:45 PM
no doubt


dont let them push you on to the pills if you can avoid it

mashqauck
06-03-2006, 12:19 AM
do you think all the wu members believed in their style of knowledge or do you think they may have just followed rza on some of it?

Urban_Journalz
06-03-2006, 12:46 AM
First off, Wu-Tang opened a number of mental doors for me.
I got back into chess. Got back into my martial arts training, more for the mental aspects rather than just knowing how to defend myself too. The beats, well, it's hard to put into words.
The beats at first, during "36 Chambers" just got me crazy hyped.
Then around the solo joints, especialy "Liquid Swords", "Ironman",
"Cuban Linx" and "Supreme Clientele", I felt like my soul was being taken to distant lands. Places I'd never been, yet, somehow didn't want to leave from.

Wu-Tang was always more than just music. Wether it's Killah Priest's "Heavy Mental", or Killarmy's "Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars.", there's a lot more going n than what's on the surface.
I feel that's the reason why not only so many artists copy them, but also why the newer wanna-be's, G-Unit for example, try to implement that aura of an unbreakable unit of power. While Wu was always hip-hop, it was also soul, jazz and blues as well. All molded into one final masterpiece.

I think Wu-Tang helped me get a better sense of myself as an all around person. The music made me realise just how much more there was to me, and reminded me of who I once as also. I was always into military strategy and ancient wisdom, but I picked up "The I-Ching: The Book Of Changes.", and "The Art Of War"
based on RZA's praises of those books, and him saying that he incorporates that into his daily life and calculations of events.

As far as the Clan following RZA or not, that's hard to say. It seems like they had a solid foundation within themselves, but that they went to RZA or GZA for advice in matters of moral and spiritual wisdom. It was GZA that originally taught The RZA about the 5% Nation in the first place. Still, it's difficult to say.

Peace

My First Timbs
06-03-2006, 10:23 PM
i cant picture black wisdome listening to WU TANG.

Or timbo, lhx, PRINCERAI. ETC.

aww man,, dont let my standpoints and philosophy fool u

ive been a die hard wu fan since 93 :)

but yea, my appreciation of wu is what lead me here to KTL

i think back in 1999 i was lookin around the net for wu sites to download some rare stuff (like the bobby digital " do u hear the bells freestyle")

i stumbled across some site ( i think wudynasty or sumthin like that)

that site eventually died and then i discovered this one in 2003 or 2004

Prince Rai
06-04-2006, 06:29 AM
peace!

the Wu made me come to this site and made me stumble across KTL, where i learnt a lot about so many different things, from philosophies to things happening in different countries etc.

The Wu also introduced me to Shaolin where ive learnt alot about martial arts and philsopohies from the east surrounding it.

And hey, a lot of knowledge is communicated by the Wu, and by understanding what they are trying to say makes music even better.

SubtleEnergies
06-06-2006, 12:45 AM
I found KTL because of Wu Tang.

Wu Tang- no exaggeration- changed my life. It put in me a thirst for learning at a young age. It kept me curious.

By the time I was 18 I had started reading books on Taoism, Buddhism, started looking into Islam. From there the last four years...I probably read more books than most people will read in there lives. And the saga continued....got into the bible, kabbalah, occultism, the egyptian book of the dead, metu neter. And when I hear a rhyme that shows that rapper has read the same books as me - books most people don't bother with - I feel a real kinship.

And coming on this forum where you can discuss knowledge with people who won't be totally clueless as to what you are talking about is unique for people like us, I feel.

I know that my discussions on the I Ching with LHX probably couldn't even come close to happenin with anyone else on this planet. And we both got sparked on that book by the same U God line "We sing the I Ching vintage."

I am still being refined and have miles to go. But if not for Wu by now I think I would have been a lost cause, for real.

SubtleEnergies
06-06-2006, 12:48 AM
The W? The album?

I have found actually that I have to NOT listen to hip hop alot of the time or I get hyped up and distracted! Like before studying I wont listen to it on the way....on the way back when I am tired I pump it up though.

Kong
06-06-2006, 06:22 AM
Kind of, websites and wu-tang led me here, I did a rap website (purelyrap.net), then I did a meth site (methical.com), then that led me here to let people know about methical, but liked it here and started using know the ledge, i learnt a lot from it and deep thought on methical.

Aqueous Moon
06-08-2006, 12:10 AM
No, Wu Tang didn't help me find knowledge...but, they did help me find Wu corp and KTL!!!!!!!

Which is a good thing...I think.

NAKHI the SOLORIAN
06-08-2006, 03:08 AM
No, Wu Tang didn't help me find knowledge...but, they did help me find Wu corp and KTL!!!!!!!

Which is a good thing...I think.



ditto

actually it was Rakim, Poor Righteous Teachers, Lakim Shabazz, Kane, King Sun, Masters Of Ceromony(Grand Puba), Brand Nubian, Digable Planets(big ups to Cee Knowledge), Dread Poet Soicety(Philly), 7 and a Cresent crew(Philly), 100X(Philly), KMD(much love and respect to Zev Love X), Paris, The Blackwatch Movement(X-Clan)(R.I.P. Professor X), Public Enemy, and all the Gods and Earths that I have been introduced to since 1980.


peace

iniquity
06-10-2006, 04:09 AM
I wouldn't say that WU def did it for me because since day 1 I felt like I knew what I know now, just had to remember it ... The type that would stay in my room watching nova while other kids were outside playing tag & hide-n-go-seek .....

WU helped tho ... Might sound weird but I felt like I gained more knowledge from the beats like I would close my eyes & the beat would tickle my mind ... Weird uh?

blackwisdom
06-10-2006, 09:56 PM
aww man,, dont let my standpoints and philosophy fool u

ive been a die hard wu fan since 93 :)

but yea, my appreciation of wu is what lead me here to KTL

i think back in 1999 i was lookin around the net for wu sites to download some rare stuff (like the bobby digital " do u hear the bells freestyle")

i stumbled across some site ( i think wudynasty or sumthin like that)

that site eventually died and then i discovered this one in 2003 or 2004I concur. I didn't come up with "conscience" parents and a very nurturing environment so the Wu was it. "M.E.T.H.O.D. MAN.. M.E.T.H.D.O.D. MAN.. HAY YOU GET OFF MY CLOUD, YOU DON'T KNOW ME AND YOU DON'T KNOW MY STYLE!!!" C.R.E.A.M., all that. RZA hit me off with a lot if info that I didn't get until the year 2K. I use to hit up wudynasty for pics and stuff and around the time Timbs came here I came here. I may seem one way here but don't get it twisted. I use more slang than a little and I'm always with a smile on my face bumping DPz and Kweli. Right now I'm listening to Lib talking about 666.

Hotep

Rash_o_Mon
06-12-2006, 07:34 AM
Wu is responsible for most of my knowledge on life, the music that they make is connected to many things and it made me see life in other ways...
I'll never stop listening to the Wu, also i'm always recruiting new ears to their music...


P.E.A.C.E.

Popa Chief
06-13-2006, 02:03 AM
They've definitely helped me understand the power and importance of knowledge. Plain and simple.

O3EY
06-14-2006, 12:42 AM
I was mostly into the wu tang cause of the martial arts side. I started listening to wu tang mostly because I was into karate since I was 7 and I knew they were into it. I figured that it's something thats still relevent to what I was doing but not something I had to fake or force getting into because of any other reasons. It all connected after that cause I kept listening to Wu and one day it just clicked... I told my uncle who got me into wu back in 97 about how deep wu really was and he was suprised. I dont think he expected me to keep up with wu more than he did. I was suprised when I read the Wu manual cause I knew alot of that mostly on my own execpt a some things in there.

TUCO
06-14-2006, 08:59 AM
its not a religion.....its just music
yalll choose what it does to you....to me its just well thought out music

SubtleEnergies
06-14-2006, 11:58 PM
^ I liked the martial arts stuff too. I was obsessed with jackie chan flicks and all martial arts flicks in general since I was about 5. When I was 9 I remember actually having rented out EVERY martial arts video in our store lol.

Later I was fully obsessed with the whole Shaolin life style and determination (before hearing wu).

rubyspirit
06-20-2006, 07:37 PM
I was a hot head growing up.

Listening to Judgement Day alone taught me a lot of things.
1 - Be considerate of others. We're all in this world together, might as well get along. Understand everyone needs an opportunity to earn money, and live.
2 - Be thankful for your job. "Don't shit were you eat".
3. Be monogamous. "Don't be a candiate for HIV". That's another thing I love about the Wu. They always have at least one love song on each disc.

More...
4. THINK "Keep your brain open." "Everything that you see is not reality, its just illusion."
5. Be attentive to life and the things around you. "Paid attention. Put your shoes on".
6. Of course I knew there are fakers in life. You were reminded to watch out for them.
7. Lots of talk about the music industry. I'm amazed people desire to be a part of it.

Shout out to Wu!

hectis
06-21-2006, 12:08 AM
listing To Wu Tang And Hearing What They Were Talking About Made Me Want To Learn More About It And Influenced Me To Read More Books So Yeah It Help Me

hectis
06-21-2006, 12:13 AM
I wouldn't say that WU def did it for me because since day 1 I felt like I knew what I know now, just had to remember it ... The type that would stay in my room watching nova while other kids were outside playing tag & hide-n-go-seek .....

WU helped tho ... Might sound weird but I felt like I gained more knowledge from the beats like I would close my eyes & the beat would tickle my mind ... Weird uh?

NOT AT ALL LOT OF TIMES I WILL SMOKE A DUTCH AND THROW ON A WU ALBUM AND BECOME LOST IN THOUGHT IT IS LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD DOSE NOT EVEN EXISTS ANYMORE

smokebongoncliff
06-21-2006, 01:54 AM
wutang made me appreciate life more and made me want to learn again

Seborth
06-21-2006, 11:03 AM
Wu music helped me to find knowledge, I'm interested in Wu philosophy since i starded to listen them.
Wu-Tang tell the truth to people.

LRRdragon
06-21-2006, 11:11 PM
nah not really jus help me know that i ain't the only mothafuka to think the way i do but badass music though.
-Peace n C.R.E.A.M dogs

suav3
09-15-2006, 11:52 AM
wu-tang is the best group ever to arise for young cats ready to get their first wiff of the codes.. feel me.... mu fuccers dont know that only certain individuals inlife can actually click in... even Ghostface says it in one of the untouchables documentary... i believe ODB r.i.p had alot of subliminals his dirtdog shit you could catch em fairly easily....he was on some real mad gab action spittin in the booth... i think thats why know one really understood his work he even says it in a interview i read.... each of the members have their own style thats what makes em ill so it really incorporates to the 5 masters of shaolin.... theres much knowledge to be understood from their compilations but you first have to understand the whole ONE meaning before your eyes can be pryed open

the silencer
09-15-2006, 04:46 PM
I found KTL because of Wu Tang.

Wu Tang- no exaggeration- changed my life. It put in me a thirst for learning at a young age. It kept me curious.

By the time I was 18 I had started reading books on Taoism, Buddhism, started looking into Islam. From there the last four years...I probably read more books than most people will read in there lives. And the saga continued....got into the bible, kabbalah, occultism, the egyptian book of the dead, metu neter. And when I hear a rhyme that shows that rapper has read the same books as me - books most people don't bother with - I feel a real kinship.

And coming on this forum where you can discuss knowledge with people who won't be totally clueless as to what you are talking about is unique for people like us, I feel.

I know that my discussions on the I Ching with LHX probably couldn't even come close to happenin with anyone else on this planet. And we both got sparked on that book by the same U God line "We sing the I Ching vintage."

I am still being refined and have miles to go. But if not for Wu by now I think I would have been a lost cause, for real.
my answer is almost the same exact thing as this one..

i had listened to Wu since i was like 12 years old (my bro is older and he was into it at first, had all the cds n shit)...but i was always drawn to their music mostly because of the insane beats and the sharp, quick rhymes....i wasnt really understanding alot of what they were saying tho...like i cood recite all their songs but i wood just be saying the words and having no idea what certain shit meant (in Triumph the term "93 million miles away" is used twice and so many ppl dont even take the time to think what that means)..............

a little bit before the Wu Manual came out i had started gettin heavy into alot of Rza's rhymes and shit...like i realized "wait a minute, hes always usin all these acronyms like Arm Leg Leg Arm Head" and stuff...and i started to listen to their music a little deeper....when the Wu Manual came out i really think that shit changed my life..to understand this music that i had been listenin to for so long just completely enhanced the experience..

now im at the point where ive studied and am still studying the I CHing, Tao Te Ching, the Bible, the Quran....im readin the biography of the Prophet Muhammad right now....

also Killah Priests shit hit me real hard to....had me studyin all kinds of shit...

like now...the way i am i can say i truly understand what they mean wen they say "Wu Tang is for the children" and shit like that....its true...to alota ppl it might be hard to get it at first because some of Wu's music is HARD stuff but thats just cuz thats wut these guys grew up with...rough hard lives......but the message is always there.....

even Killarmy....ur average person wood be like "wuts up with these dudes all talkin bout war and violence and killin and stuff??"............one of my fav little lines from the Dirty Weaponry intro: "eternal life is thru the MIND"---Dom P

the silencer
09-15-2006, 04:48 PM
and this line sparked somethin for me this first time i heard it:

"dont worry about the weed or pussy I READ BOOKS
im liable to mate ya king with three rooks.."
Rza

Frontal Lobotomy
09-15-2006, 04:57 PM
They dropped some ill shit, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that i gained a lot of knowledge from it, it just was good with a reefer like

snapple
09-17-2006, 09:23 AM
ive been listening to the wu for a long time, nothing theyre saying now is giving me any knowledge, but back in the days most definitly

tacle
09-17-2006, 09:42 AM
I'm more open minded and shit now, when i first heard Wu-Tang Forever, i was like, yea theres some fancy things, they didn't feed me that much knowledge, lil bits in between, the thing they did show me was true lyricism.

snapple
09-17-2006, 10:01 AM
and ive gained a lot of knowledge from their actions as well, by following their careers

7EL7
09-17-2006, 04:06 PM
Did Wu Tang's Music Help You Find Knowledge?





Nah - They expressin my culture and religion - and i seen them come up

maestro wooz
09-18-2006, 01:38 AM
listing To Wu Tang And Hearing What They Were Talking About Made Me Want To Learn More About It And Influenced Me To Read More Books So Yeah It Help Me

yeah, i wanted to know what they were talking about, looked it up, looked up more, and more and more and more. The wu is definetley one of the things that started me on a path of learning. Plus, alot of lines they spit, when you stop to think about them, are deep as shit. Even if its not on some "knowledge" type shit, they can still get you thinking. Last week or so i had this gza line stuck in my head, "i dont waste ink, nigga i think". Word to the genius.

tajeco
09-18-2006, 01:46 AM
Yeah. I used to listen to No Limit and strictly West Coast until Wu-Forever came out in 1997. I had Liquid Swords and ODB's cd, and my buddy had Ironman, but we didn't understand what they were saying. My lyrics at the time were just then getting more advanced, more substance, so when I heard Forever, it was like a giant door opened up of infinite knowledge. I'd research some of the things I heard them say on the cd, and knowledge just kept growing.

Lil' Ruger
09-18-2006, 02:01 AM
the first listenin to presidential mc i started thinkin bout shit thats y dumb niggas and ppl dont like it its pure RAW knowledge

Lil' Ruger
09-18-2006, 02:04 AM
Yeah. I used to listen to No Limit and strictly West Coast until Wu-Forever came out in 1997. I had Liquid Swords and ODB's cd, and my buddy had Ironman, but we didn't understand what they were saying. My lyrics at the time were just then getting more advanced, more substance, so when I heard Forever, it was like a giant door opened up of infinite knowledge. I'd research some of the things I heard them say on the cd, and knowledge just kept growing.

it made me a better rapper i wouldn't be good witout the wu-tang clan

its like GOD came down and blessed them i think they better than pac

Synergy777
09-18-2006, 07:43 AM
gza, bible, black yashuah, tribe of edom(khazers), new world order, allah, the freemasons, the whole shit. wu were ahead of their time, real hip hop. only now, are their lyrics making full sense, they knew.

Lil' Ruger
09-18-2006, 05:49 PM
wtf

My First Timbs
09-18-2006, 06:19 PM
from listening to wu, certain concepts and ideas sparked my attention and made me want to read up on them more

snapple
09-18-2006, 06:35 PM
yea killah priest really made me look into some crazy theology books, that dude speaks on some crazy history/spiritual shit

Lil' Ruger
09-18-2006, 06:38 PM
i read his bio in the bio section on here it said he studied religion

cant wait im having chinese food tonite

Urban_Journalz
09-27-2006, 01:37 AM
I gotta say, when I picked up Bronze Nazareth's album, he reminded me of Killah Priest back in the early Wu-Tang days.
For real, Priest and The GZA were the cats that made me CRAVE bookstores and libraries.

J.T.S.
09-28-2006, 06:54 PM
Meth hit me in a song with a jewell i use to this day, Scared money don't make no money, that's real shit!

Xsavior
09-28-2006, 07:07 PM
truth is, the wisdom is out there to see and feel for yourself, if you got enlighten by anything in this world its because YOU allowed it to happened...i believe wu-tang is just another bead on Allah's dog chain and we are the link

peace

Urban_Journalz
09-28-2006, 10:58 PM
truth is, the wisdom is out there to see and feel for yourself, if you got enlighten by anything in this world its because YOU allowed it to happened...i believe wu-tang is just another bead on Allah's dog chain and we are the link

peace

Wise words X.

Much respect.

Sicka than aidZ
09-29-2006, 10:28 PM
Meth hit me in a song with a jewell i use to this day, Scared money don't make no money, that's real shit!
YEAH RAEKWON SET ME OFF WITH THAT CASHRULES

Mumm Ra
10-01-2006, 05:32 PM
Wu-Tang has definitely been the biggest influence on my life. I didn't even read books in my spare time before I listened to them and they have led me to so many things especially in this past year or two, but I started listening in '97. It's just crazy when I think of what they've done.

2L8Lit da croatianMC
03-07-2007, 04:47 AM
Yes! Wu Tang inserted knowledge to my brain, and helped me recognize true rap music, beyond the Wu as well. I thank them 4 that!

num2son
03-07-2007, 02:27 PM
For sure, the 12 Jewels, the meaning of the 36 chambers and more.

KNOWLEDGE GOD.

Tito_Para Enfrente
03-08-2007, 03:01 PM
They Told Me Where They Were Ccming From... Also Who Would Of Known Years Later.. I Would Be Writing If U Told This To The Wu.. They Would Be Like

Just Think Rza - " Nah Man., I Dont Know What U Are Talking About " In Being Asked That If He Knew I Were To Be Writing..


"is It Coincidence " ?


He Would Still Say No.. Just Messing Around.. Cuz He Knows.. Its Because Of Them ..


They Taught {the Knowlegdge,wisdom } To Me Mostly By Just Really Saying Be Yourself.. U Dont Have To Be No One Else.. Also.. It Can Be A Great Thing To Be Wiser..


So I Reacted And Respect That.. Even If They Dont Know..... Its Like IN The Films.. .. I Am One Of Them.. / I Am One Of The Klla Bees Like Mods Here / So Like Me And Every One Else WE Are ALL Wu Tangs Proteges ..... That Is What Makes Them Dope.. ....And Still Like How Gza SAYS ...We Still Care To Listen To What They Have To Say..

Crazy

ujesus
03-09-2007, 06:08 PM
Wu tang was very benifical in me finding knowledge. I remember vividly when The Wu Forever hype came out. I was 12 and tyhey had that logo flyin over the white house and then the MTV news segment too. I didnt understand why it registered in my mind. I was black kid living in Gilbert AZ the middle of the stereotypical surburbs, Listening to whatever they had on the radio. But My older sister caught on to it to, she bumped wu in her little geo metro all the time and got a big wu "W" on the back of her car. I didnt understand what they were talking about but certiant things stuck in my head. I knew they were talking about something important but i didnt understand it I really wasnt a fan of music at that time, i bought the shaq cd and didnt get into hip hop untill i was 15.

I didnt even get back into wu tang untill i was 19. I was in a really dark period ( I started to see how really fucked up the world is, starting getting anxity attacks) then my pops turned me on to the bible code. I stared to see the religious and spritual refernces in WU music and i found KTL. I started searching into the illuminiti, 5% percenters, freemason, The federal reserve and all that shit. It seemed really far out there but i felt the truth in it (plus when you start seening the connection its easier to believe). Alot of the info just depressed me more, But then i started looking into the martial arts side of it all. One of my boys started praticing ju-jitsu yoga and unknowingly taught me some info about chrakas. Then one day i downloading a PDF file about The Falun Dafta and I began mediating, praticing Qi Gong and learning about eastern philosophy. It Helped to create a ballence, counter acting the negative with the positive, I found understanding in that both are needed to be complete and walk a straight line (yin and yang). It even led me to check out quantum physics
(has me understanding that everything is energy and is connected to each other. We are all one and god exist is each of us. The Top layer of our DNA code is an antagram that spells out "God live eternal through the body"...check it out)



How i see it is negativity is just a test. Avoid its corpution/temtations and be bless with god gifts and presence (presents...check the word play)
Then you can control your own destiny and over come any obsticals set in front of you. It sound simple, but it hard to fight the demons (fear, jelousey, invy, lust.. all that 7 deadly sins stuff) if you havent been shown the way or fell off the path and have to find the way back... But its worth it. ("positive energy activates constant eleavation" -RZA)

Im not saying to believe what i believe cause to each there own and that there are many ways to reach Heaven (on earth or after physical death). But Wu (especially killah priest) is on point. There is defiently some knowledge within there music and if you really take the time to study, open your mind and understand them and what they speak on you can find that out for yourself.

(yeah im on some of that reading rainbow " But dont take my word for it" shit)

HarlemDiplomat
07-24-2007, 12:44 AM
Listening to Wu def. made me find knowledge. Because the more I learned about them it seemed to get deeper and deeper. I learned about Wu and 5% and it seemed like it all connected. WHen I seen RZA with the 5% chain and my cousin had the same chain for the longest and I never knew what it meant.. Also when I met Lochness he grew up with one of my uncles, and my uncle thats locked up was in with Dirty and was apart of Wu's street team in the early days.

It was almost like I was lead to the Clan.

I heard them one day and I wanted to hear more and more and learn more and more, and in the process I learned more about myself and hip-hop and people in general.

Wu-Tang Clan is like none other.

MosHigh
09-07-2007, 09:46 AM
for me Wu is the epitome of Hip Hop as far as educating as well as entertaining. First I thought De La Soul and Tribe were the deepest, most unique brothas out in the game and then when C.R.E.A.M and Can It Be came on the radio I was addicted and eventually coped the 36 chambers.

I was (still am) into all that Kung Fu shit too so what they were saying in their rhymes(as well as beats that were insane) it was all like gospel to my ears and mind. As i got older I started seeing and understanding some of the Masonic and Islamic knowledge they were dropping. Wu-Tang (the original 9 plus Priest, Donna, and Street) will forever be my favorite rappers. I will be 101 still listening to "Protect ya Neck" , "Triumph", Winter Warz....etc.

Dante
09-08-2007, 04:28 PM
Wu-Tang made me enjoy grimey hip hop more.

BornPower
04-10-2011, 01:20 PM
When I heard C.R.E.A.M. on the radio I thought they were just some weird rappers from N.Y. rhyming about ice cream....I thought Method was crazy as hell cuz of his dead eye but I loved the way they rapped. I was already obsessed with oriental culture (Navy seed, Misawa Japan 4th grade-8th) and I was/am a voracious reader.

Spending time on a State Vacation gave me time to study Islam (my entire Family is Baptist ministers. Seriously: Dad, Mom, and 2 grandparents. They run their own Church.) and I saw the way the two were related and not. My father always said, "Anyone can say anything. Find your own proof so that YOU will KNOW." He took me to see "The Matrix" opening night and we stayed up all night discussing the movie's philosophical ramifications.
Believe it or not, it was actually M.C. Hammer and Kris Kross that convinced me as a kid that I could be a rapper. Not because I was any kind of passionate about either of these artists, but listening to them made me think, "If people are willing to pay for this shit, I could do it better and they'd pay ME!".
For the longest Twista, Ludacris, Beans and Busta were the epitome of rapping to me. I was into that No Limit shit (Mystical and Fiend got the most spins) and you couldn't pay me to listen to West coast for shit.

THEN WU FOREVER HIT.

I heard Deck set it off...

"I bomb atomically
Socrates' philosophies and hypothesis
can't define how I be droppin' these mockeries
lyrically perform armed robbery
fleeing with the lottery..."

Wait. This man was rappin with big words that I can understand. To this day this sets me off when I hear Dirty on the intro. The beat is AWESOME. I was hardcore DBZ fan then, in 97 I was in the Eleventh grade (after spending 4-8 in Japan and 9th in Atlanta) and it was like there was something in the songs just for me.

I study anything I can get my hands on from philosophy to fusion, I liked that the Wu espoused things like having your brother's back and studying to perfect your craft. On Wu Forever RZA said that studying this album, the shorties wouldn't have to go to summer school. I took that serious and studied the lyrics to the double CD, writing papers in High School about the true history of some the major religions, they called a parent-teacher conference.
I knew I had to be on to something if they made a big fuss over this.

:loser:

Look at my lame ass gettin all mushy over my early Wu days. Long story short....... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j82GKTgVDkw)

Members of the Wu like to describe their styles in reference to old school kung fu and comic book characters.

I am Morpheus, who is a metaphor for much I embody and strive to improve upon.

Peace.

pro.Graveface
04-11-2011, 02:53 AM
yes

soul controller
04-11-2011, 06:59 AM
is sicka than aidz still alive??