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Old 08-26-2012, 04:39 PM   #121
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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'.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #122
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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'.
I remember that interview with Allhiphop I think. He said this actually in more interviews, he always mentions Labels when he's talking about GZA. Nas was superior to MC Crackhead but he was influenced by it for sure.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:34 AM   #123
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"Killah Hills" might have my favorite line: "...even underwent surgery / they said his pirate limp gave him away / as the Feds rushed 'em comin' through US Customs"

or.. "He set bombs in bottles of champagne / so when niggas popped the corks, niggas lost half their brains"

OR.. "cemetery's packed / of niggas who think 'it ain't like that'" makes me laugh


if you want to talk about best GZA verse, I'd have to exclude all of Liquid Swords and look only at guest appearances. "Silverbacks" is an incredible verse.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #124
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Also his verses on "Dashing" and "Back In The Game"
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:57 PM   #125
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Also his verses on "Dashing" and "Back In The Game"
Those 2 are some of his best. So damn clever.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #126
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''Un-filled rifle, scout sniper, shots precise
Starlight scope, with the night vision device
Splendid marksman, that'll shoot the one off the dice
Split a grain of rice, in one shot we kill 'em twice'' ---Gza ''Monuments''
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #127
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''Un-filled rifle, scout sniper, shots precise
Starlight scope, with the night vision device
Splendid marksman, that'll shoot the one off the dice
Split a grain of rice, in one shot we kill 'em twice'' ---Gza ''Monuments''
I never paid much attention to that one. It's incredible how he keeps mentioning things about DICE in a different way and is witty with it. If he's talking about dice you know there's going to be a double entendre there.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:33 AM   #128
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"I move with the speed and strength of ants."-The GZA
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:55 PM   #129
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on a battlefield surrounded by the loss
of those who plotted with the brains of animals!!!
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:24 AM   #130
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REUNITED, double lp, we're all excited!
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:44 AM   #131
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i thought it was "Reunited, double lp, world excited"?
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:49 AM   #132
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u also forgot smash hit. a song is called a hit when it does well in the charts.
also that leads nicely on too the next lines which follows an american football theme.

A smash hit from Sammy Gravano
here's the plan minimum for the hit , two hundred grand
Half time at the game blastin niggaz out the stands
The sharp-shooters hit the prosecutor, judges are sent

u can see the obvious ones like 'half time' 'stands' and 'game' but also ones like a 'smash hit' can b a big tackle (its call the way 'smash hit' fits both the singer and american football extended metaphors) and in american football i think a shooter is another name 4 a gunner.
Sammy the Bull Gravano was the guy that ratted out John Gotti, hence the "Smash hit like Sammy Gravano" cause he was singing on the witness stand
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i thought it was "Reunited, double lp, world excited"?
oops my bad
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:08 AM   #134
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my favourite GZA line of all time is real simple:
"Under the Subway waiting the train to make noise, so I can blast the nigga and his boys"
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:35 PM   #135
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