Originally Posted by tekunique
on one interview RZA says something like, 'before Eminem came out with that Stan shit, GZA dropped Labels..' saying that concept was rooted already...
ur getting all mixed up. im pretty sure i remember that interview. rza said that gza was the first person to do a song where something is something else. it can be taken two ways. he said that all started with labels and influenced nas to make i gave u power (this is actually wrong though mc shan did the first allegory with this song )

rza then talked about how nas was the first guy to write a story as a letter. and that this influenced 'stan'.