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    Default GZA on "Wu Banga 101"

    At first listen, GZA says some cool lines here and there. But after really paying attention to what he's saying, he's talking about the release of Wu-Tang Forever. Just a fantastic verse.

    Yo, too advanced: Digi' stance, made the CD enhanced
    I move with the speed and strength of ants
    Identical in form with the Beez they swarm
    Hold up the cold current, appear warm
    My first verbal brawl, started on some yes yes y'all
    to the beat y'all, break your windshield, your Jeep stall
    Mr. Traffic, dumbin shit, from ecclesiastic
    Cashier holdin out, fine, cut off the plastic
    See the logo? A monument in hip-hop
    Carved out, in the giant landscape, of broken rocks
    Whether heard in herb spots, jukebox or malt shops
    Uncut live, drop eighty-five, in one shot
    Spotlight hits the metal mic, majority stare
    Heard the Wu snare, while my iris cut down the glare
    Walk a road the great length you find too long to measure
    My Clan done make me rhyme like D. Banner under pressure
    No surprise, double disc touched five
    Those elements, kept environments colonized
    with the high flyin death-defyin flow like the Rebel
    Right there, but you're one light year, from my level.



















    Too advanced: Digi' stance


    RZA's nicknames are Bobby Digital, Bob Digi, etc..






    made the CD enhanced


    Wu-Tang Forever is an enhanced CD. If placed in a computer it features videos and a "Wu Chamber" game.
    It was the coolest shit in 1997 when CD-ROMS were new and rarely heard of for a music disc to contain enhanced features.






    I move with the speed and strength of ants
    Identical in form with the Beez they swarm


    GZA moves strong with his fellow clansmen.







    Hold up the cold current, appear warm
    My first verbal brawl, started on some yes yes y'all
    to the beat y'all, break your windshield, your Jeep stall

    A little background on his hip-hop life.






    Mr. Traffic, dumbin shit, from ecclesiastic
    Cashier holdin out, fine, cut off the plastic

    The fan finally gets his copy of "FOREVER" as he cuts off the plastic wrap.






    See the logo?

    A monument in hip-hop.






    Carved out, in the giant landscape of broken rocks











    Whether heard in herb spots, jukebox or malt shops
    Uncut live, drop eighty-five, in one shot


    The album can be heard anywhere, all over the place.
    The Nation Of Islam teaches that 85% of
    the population are the "dumb, deaf, and blind" masses of the people who
    are easily led in the wrong direction by ignorance and deceit through fake ass mass media.
    Thanks to FOREVER
    ,that all dies within the second you listen to the music.





    Spotlight hits the metal mic, majority stare


    Heard the Wu snare, while my iris cut down the glare
    .






    Walk a road the great length you find too long to measure
    My Clan done make me rhyme like D. Banner under pressure


    The road he's traveled in his career is vast and rockin with
    his fellow MC's encourages him to strive for the best.







    No surprise, double disc touched five
    Those elements, kept environments colonized


    500,000 units sold: Gold album.
    1,000,000 units sold: Platinum album
    2,000,000 or more units: Multi-Platinum album

    FOREVER was already 4X Multi-Platinum on 10/15/1997 (8 million sold.)
    By the time GZA wrote this verse in 1999, FOREVER had sold 5X multi-platinum, hence "5."
    It was no surprise FOREVER finally touched 5, making it certified Diamond.
    Thanks to those elements (diamond, gold, success) it kept their homes, families, friends, and fans happy and fed.






    with the high flyin death-defyin flow like the Rebel
    Right there, but you're one light year, from my level.

    The Rebel INS is Inspectah Deck's official nickname.
    With a flow like his, him and GZA are beyond anything you could ever rap.
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    Only one i need help with is that "Mr. Traffic, dumbing shit from ecclesiastes." line. Help?

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    I thought Gold was 500,000 and Platinum was 1,000,000?.

    Currently, the RIAA certification criteria for albums are:

    500,000 units: Gold album.
    1,000,000 units: Platinum album
    2,000,000 or more units: Multi-Platinum album
    10,000,000 units: Diamond album
    [edit] Multi-disc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breaststroke & Butterfly View Post
    Only one i need help with is that "Mr. Traffic, dumbing shit from ecclesiastes." line. Help?
    ecclesiastes is a old testament bible and if hes dumbing it then it means hes making easier to understand
    i dunno thats wat i think

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    Wow, thanks for the visual aids, it really helped with the understanding
    WU-TANG FOREVER.
    GHANA REPRESENTING

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    Yeah dope verse I aint shitting on what you typed but the album sold almost five mill in my understanding thats 2million units x 2cds (double cd) = 4million. but may have been like 2.4million units x 2cds (double cd) = 4.8million (almost touching 5)

    thats my understanding am I wrong here?



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    ^ I don't think a music album is counted as two if it's a double-album. It's sold as one unit.

    Also, i know what ecclesiastes is, but i ust have no idea why GZA put it in the line or what it means.

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    double disc touched five refers to the fact that Gza had five verses/ appeared on 5 tracks on Forever

    that was always my understanding
    "The skywalker, that be leapin' over planets"

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    I thought he said "Missed the traffic" because he was talking about rushing to get the album, since right after he said "cashier holdin out"

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    Allow me to clear this up regarding the double album confusion. Double albums consist of copies (albums bought) and units (2 units per copy) Since platinum status is measured in units sold Wu-Tang Forever went 5x platinum, or 5 million units sold, 2.5 million copies sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breaststroke & Butterfly View Post








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    Quote Originally Posted by beautifulrock View Post
    Allow me to clear this up regarding the double album confusion. Double albums consist of copies (albums bought) and units (2 units per copy) Since platinum status is measured in units sold Wu-Tang Forever went 5x platinum, or 5 million units sold, 2.5 million copies sold.

    mmm thats what i agree



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    Quote Originally Posted by THE FRANCHISEô View Post
    Whos that?
    My future ex-wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE FRANCHISEô View Post
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    My future ex-wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surreptitious View Post
    double disc touched five refers to the fact that Gza had five verses/ appeared on 5 tracks on Forever

    that was always my understanding
    and those elements or verses kept environments colonized

    the verse was written for beneath the surface
    "The skywalker, that be leapin' over planets"

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