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    Default Wu Tang's Inspectah Deck talks new album & retirement

    The Wu Tang Killa Bees are on the swarm and headed toward Minneapolis tomorrow, and among the crew members ready to deliver a hot set of old favorites and new jams at Epic is Staten Island native Inspectah Deck.

    Whereas counterparts Method Man and Ghostface are known for their hyped-up characters behind the mic, Deck (a.k.a. Jason Hunter) adopts a more reserved flow. His verses, especially at the front of Wu classics "Triumph" and "CREAM" are celebrated for their intricate quality, and he's also been known to stretch projects into leftfield territory.

    We caught up with Inspectah Deck, in his usual mellow mood, while on the Wu tour bus with his crew, and we were surprised to hear he's dropping one last studio album before retiring and taking on new ventures.

    Give us an update on your projects since you're always dipping into different sounds. You're probably on to producing dubstep by now.

    The album you're thinking of was more of a Euro type of thing, trance music and other collaborations going on outside of hip-hop. That album was called Manifesto Redux and it was a remix project from the Manifesto album. It's available on Traffic/Urban Icon Records. I did remixes of different Wu sounds and put my acapella to them just to give the songs a change of pace -- it's something I'd never done in my career. The album I'm working on now is called Rebellion and it's going to be my final album. I'm going to put that together this year guaranteed and it's going to have all the Clan members and the normal formula.

    If you go

    Final album? Why? Did you come to some kind of realization that you wanted to be done with solo projects?

    Well, I've come to a couple realizations. One that I came to a long time ago was that I might not be the three, four time platinum selling artist, so with that being said, I've learned to take my money and invest it into other things. I have mutual funds going, dealing with the stock exchange, preparing myself a long time ago just in case this didn't work out. Right now, I'm more into the camera side of everything. Everyone wants to be rappers and actors, so I'd rather be the director now. I want to capture the shots. I want to write scripts. My rhymes are graphic enough to be movies.

    I'm just preparing myself for the next side, you know? Not to mention I'm 40. This whole rap generation today is on something new right now. I can understand it. I see it, but I'm just not part of it.

    Is there anything new in rap that's grabbing you at all?

    Odd Future is cool because they're coming up under the ranks of hip-hop. Random Acts and these other groups are coming out with cats who have been in the game. Right now, I'm working on an collaboration EP with Aguilar the producer, Propane Campaign. I have a collaboration with 7L and Esoteric coming out of Boston. We put out a song called "Speaking Real Words" that did real good. I've got another mixtape coming out soon, too. I'm just working on those things and honing my camera skills, leaning Premier Pro and Final Cuts and all that.

    So you'd be interested in doing films and music videos for other people?

    I don't care, I'll set up a company that will do weddings and bah mitzvahs. It doesn't matter. I'm just working up to the next level of Inspectah Deck.

    A lot of people are super excited and are wondering who's showing up this go-round to Epic. Are you guys all coming to Minneapolis?

    You know the thing you get with Wu Tang, if you've got 9 generals, you've got 9 independent minds. I can't call it and I have no contol over it. Sometimes there's previous engagements or family matters. We all represent each other. There's been times I've been on the stage and there's just four of us and we still gave a great show. We have those type of fans where some people come specifically for a certain member -- just for Meth, just for RZA or just for GZA or just for me. But that's the beauty of us. Ghost and Raekwon haven't been there for this tour as they've got previous engagements but the crowd hasn't been bitching about it. We still do a great job. I wish they were here, though.

    If you had to perform only one Wu song for the rest of your career with them, which would you pick?

    That's hard. It would be between "CREAM" and "Triumph". CREAM just because that was the first major song I was a part of. Wu Tang had blown up. Before that it was Method Man and Old Dirty. But it was a song like that that propelled us into a different realm. We started getting globally accepted, like "Oh wow, Wu Tang Clan, that's THEM." For me to be on there is monumental. And with "Triumph" it's the same thing.

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    Good to hear the whole Wu will be on The Rebellion.

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    If it sell which it won't, you can bet your firstborn there will be a quick follow-up album (in stores within 3 months in typical overkill fashion). But you won't have to listen to that pop album attempt because it won't sell in the first place.
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    sad to hear Deck hanging up his gloves, but at least he's being realistic. Rebellion should be a good farewell. he might not move as many units as limp mac miller, but he's going to leave behind a bigger legacy. Deck was a top 5 mc from 97-98 for sure

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    I hope he keeps spitting even if not recording his own albums

    Shifters got something w him coming soon that should be ill
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    1 of the greatest of all time. Respect Deck.
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    hes in my top 5 dead or alive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stylez View Post
    hes in my top 5 dead or alive


    Deck isn't even a top 5 in the Wu-Tang Clan.
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    My favorite uncle was gay and died of AIDS when I was 16.

    Just as a reminder.... Wu-Latino has never worked with the Wu-Tang Clan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luz View Post
    Deck isn't even a top 5 in the Wu-Tang Clan.
    Wut.


    Even then, that's a stupid rebuttal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luz View Post
    Deck isn't even a top 5 in the Wu-Tang Clan.
    He's actually No.5 in the *OFFICIAL* Wu-Corp best Wu-tang clan rap contest:

    http://wutang-corp.com/forum/showthr...=47030&page=23







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    Quote Originally Posted by FERMI PARADOX View Post
    He's actually No.5 in the *OFFICIAL* Wu-Corp best Wu-tang clan rap contest:

    http://wutang-corp.com/forum/showthr...=47030&page=23

    1. That was in 2007.

    2. The poll only asked who was your favorite, which isn't an accurate way to see how people rank the clan.

    3. Raekwon got way less votes than Deck in that poll. At this point in time I don't know how anyone could say Deck > Rae
    Quote Originally Posted by WuLatino- MANGANI View Post
    My favorite uncle was gay and died of AIDS when I was 16.

    Just as a reminder.... Wu-Latino has never worked with the Wu-Tang Clan.

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    he was good, and had some exceptional verses, but his albums never did him justice
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    Quote Originally Posted by wera View Post
    he was good, and had some exceptional verses, but his albums never did him justice
    Cosign. He has his fair share of classic verses but he never managed to create a classic, outstanding album. Rebellion could very well be the most important solo album in his career. If he spends time and effort on this properly then he could potentially create a near classic.

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    AbOut damn time. Some of the Wu need to stop it.

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