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OB4CL2
04-25-2009, 07:29 AM
go to your local bookstore and buy it. it is worth the money trust me. it includes:

biographies of all members
the producing equipment RZA uses
wu-tang slang glossary
several song lyrics with some of the lyrics highlighted telling you what it means
meanings of the religions that RZA was interested in
the supreme alphabet / nation of the gods and earths

beautifulrock
04-25-2009, 07:31 AM
How long did it take you to read it?

OB4CL2
04-25-2009, 07:34 AM
go to your local bookstore and buy it. it is worth the money trust me. it includes:

biographies of all members
the producing equipment RZA uses
wu-tang slang glossary
several song lyrics with some of the lyrics highlighted telling you what it means
meanings of the religions that RZA was interested in
the supreme alphabet / nation of the gods and earths

lol i wasn't finished i hit enter by accident...

martial arts
a lot of interesting photos
story of the Wu-Tang logo
history on wu-wear
comics that the wu liked
a whole section on chess
a whole section on organized crime
movies that the wu were in to / movies the wu were in
a whole section on chemistry (drugs)
wu-tang samples

the saga continues...

OB4CL2
04-25-2009, 07:37 AM
How long did it take you to read it?

it's a thick 243 page book i read it in a day. i'm a great reader of books so i can do that but that wasn't the whole list. check the new post i put up on this thread

Afficial_Nastee
04-25-2009, 07:46 AM
Nice that you've read it , I've known this book for a while know and I sure recommend it to anybody , Wu-Tang fans (obviously) , Rap Fans , regular people whateva....

OB4CL2
04-25-2009, 07:53 AM
Nice that you've read it , I've known this book for a while know and I sure recommend it to anybody , Wu-Tang fans (obviously) , Rap Fans , regular people whateva....

i don't even consider it a hip hop book i consider it as a teaching

BLACK BART SIMPSON
04-25-2009, 08:00 AM
how much is dat i might cop

OB4CL2
04-25-2009, 08:05 AM
how much is dat i might cop

i got it for 16 dollars. i guess the price varies in different places

beautifulrock
04-25-2009, 08:26 AM
I think i read it on the toilet in 2 days. The font is immense, there are about 40 words per page. I would call it 3rd grade reading material.

Rame
04-25-2009, 10:56 AM
I never finished it.

I'm think I'm halfway.

EnD
04-25-2009, 11:05 AM
I think I'm gonna go and finally order this.

sdeblasi
04-25-2009, 11:40 AM
been meaning to get this forever

food for thought
04-25-2009, 11:43 AM
^ me too

DrunkenMasta303
04-25-2009, 12:15 PM
imma get this as soon as rza translates it into european...

Dr. Simon Hurt
04-25-2009, 01:36 PM
i read it in waldenbooks in the mall in about an hour while my girl was shopping. b-rock is right about the font being gargantuan in order to pad it out. it's a glorified pamphet, a good interview. wouldn't recommend buying it, there's so many more worthwhile books out there.

THE W
04-25-2009, 01:53 PM
if you're a fan of wu-tang its a good book to have. if you're looking for quality reading material than you should look elsewhere.

Rame
04-25-2009, 01:56 PM
imma get this as soon as rza translates it into european...

I have never heard of european as a language.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
04-25-2009, 02:02 PM
He was joking.

DrunkenMasta303
04-25-2009, 02:08 PM
I have never heard of european as a language.

i learned that from skampoe

btw, what does the manual teach about jigsaw 45?

Rame
04-25-2009, 02:11 PM
He was joking.

Lol, really?

NIKLZ
04-25-2009, 02:12 PM
It's dope.

drippie k
04-25-2009, 02:53 PM
i bought it when it first came out...lost it..bought another one...lost that one too

i've been meaning to buy another one again but i dont wanna lose that one too

noel411
04-25-2009, 06:28 PM
Agree with BRock, Vay and Wade. There's very little in it. It's cool if you're a Wu fan, but if you actually want to stimulate your mind then definitely look elsewhere. To be brutally honest, it is a good book for hip hop fans because most hip hop fans are of a very low intellect and wowed by the most simple of things. The reviews of this book on Amazon are a testament to that.

Dr. Simon Hurt
04-25-2009, 08:12 PM
^^^^lol, i have to agree with the 'most hip hop fans are of low intelligence' but this can be said of most pop fans of whatever genre; however, hip hop fans seem more likely to adopt a pseudo-intellectual pose after digesting anything masquerading as knowledge (look no further than ktl). the average GZA interview is more interesting and informative than this book.

OB4CL2
04-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Agree with BRock, Vay and Wade. There's very little in it. It's cool if you're a Wu fan, but if you actually want to stimulate your mind then definitely look elsewhere. To be brutally honest, it is a good book for hip hop fans because most hip hop fans are of a very low intellect and wowed by the most simple of things. The reviews of this book on Amazon are a testament to that.

it's not true that all hip-hop fans are of low intellect. like i said earlier in the thread, i am a reader of books and i read many books to stimulate the mind.

Dominus Santorini
04-26-2009, 06:52 PM
More of a collector's item than anything else. take it to book signings.

Tecknowledgist
04-26-2009, 08:42 PM
i am a reader of books and i read many books

hahaha



you should change your username to Reader of Books

iammzac
04-26-2009, 09:38 PM
i d0nt rea11y 1ike reading, but this is 0ne 0f my fave b00ks

Prolifical ENG
04-26-2009, 09:44 PM
The book itself is funny because of how the words flow. I don't know what the editor went through but the sentences sound the way RZA talks....lol.

So, how many of you kids used this book for their book report...lol

Tyler Durden
04-26-2009, 10:27 PM
I just ordered it a minute ago from Amazon
7.30 including delivery. Not bad, been meaning to get it since I heard about it.
Looking forward to this.

M.O.D.
04-26-2009, 10:36 PM
u know i dident even know that shit was out , ima have to get that book in a few days


good lookin out

food for thought
04-26-2009, 11:03 PM
^lmao

EAGLE EYE
04-26-2009, 11:20 PM
yea I got a weird look when getting rung up at the book store.


They probably thought I was some latte drinking ninja

BGS
04-27-2009, 06:58 AM
i thought it was interesting...its funny how it is written..."thats some whiteboy shit" etc LOL

BrklynZoo
05-17-2009, 03:31 PM
Great book.


The saga continues part was my favorite.

Tyler Durden
05-17-2009, 04:42 PM
Ive finished the book now.
Pretty good read for a Wu fan.
I liked the lyric interpretation part but lets face it, it was all just Rza's opinion behind he other members lyrics. Most of them I understood anyway.
The book has a fucking massive rip down the front cover though, Im less than happy

Ghost In The 'Lac
05-17-2009, 04:47 PM
its a well put together book.

Tecknowledgist
05-17-2009, 07:57 PM
hahaha



you should change your username to Reader of Books

haha and he did it too. thats what im talkin about!

BIG D O
05-17-2009, 09:15 PM
^^^word, I read that shit in about 2 hours in a Barnes And Noble in Seattle, and yeah I was expecting it to be a lot more in-depth at times.....

I went ahead and copped it though.......I gotta say when mad people is chilling over at my spot on the couch it's the first thing they reach for on my coffee table....

JerseyIronman
05-18-2009, 01:36 PM
can someone scan it and upload it for me?

thannks

INF
05-18-2009, 02:49 PM
only peeped it while kickin it in the bookstore from time to time. shit is always good to pick up though.

right up there with James Patterson