Man let me first start by saying that I have been a Wu fulltime since 1995 at the age of 15. For me that was when I started to really listen to Hip Hop/rap, because Wu introduced me to a different sound that had messages and was just innovative. Not to mention in a country where listening to hip hop (especially to the raw, gritty sound of the WU) especially back then in a country like Jamaica, which was considered blasphemy, selling out and just being down right mad for liking Wu.Originally Posted by Dr Zayus
I made the previous statement so that no one would dare to think that I am anti-Wu, I have just become against a lot of the Wu Fans over the last couple months. Why? Simple, Wu fan seem not to be able to think and explore beyond the box. Wu Fans hate dirty south, they hate every artist not sounding like Wu. The number one rule of hip hop, is that of styles, flows and variety. Now, I donít like every artiste that come out and say they an MC, but I know good music when I hear it.
Dirty south artiste have formulated a style of their own, I donít like songs about bling and all that shit, but there are a lot of good southern artiste out there. Outkast still be doing the damn thing, Goodie Mobb spoke the truth and David Banner got a kinda southern Wu side to him (Play Ė is like when ODB goes on a rant, I donít really like that song), Scarface is a phenom, Killah Mike got heat and even though Luda sometimes spits a lot of shit that nigga got wordplay for days. Then throughout the rest of the scope you got the Commons, Mos Defs, De La Souls, Doom, Danger Mouse, Papoose, Nas, Saigon, hell The Game was best to ever come out of that bull shit Gayunit (Gunit).
Basically, all Iím trying to say is that some of you Wu fans need to open your mind and your thinking. A lot of the Wu cats we listen draw inspiration from many artiste both old and new. A few years ago I was surprised to know that Raekwon was a big fan of Dr.Dre, but when you think about it , Dre and NWA started the whole gangsta rap culture and some of Wuís style is straight gangsta shit. Rza is a big fan of Snoop and his laid back style. Wu niggas listen to soul, R&B, classical and lots of shit that would surprise the hardest niggas. Nas was an invted member to the Clan, but he wanted to formulate his own identity, so he didnít join.
Looks niggas, open your minds and stop attacking everything, yeah Wu is one of the illest ever, but you got other niggas holding the fort. They may not always have that gritty sound, but thatís Wuís style, heck we might start complaining that niggas biting if they start sounding like the Wu again. Read the forum link below some good shit was expressed in it about the state of Hip Hop.
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