Inspectah Deck: After "C.R.E.A.M" Dropped I Knew Wu-Tang Made It - Urban-Vibes.co.uk
Published: 4 years ago By: djvlad
By: djvladPublished: 4 years ago
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http://www.vladtv.com - "We're all from the same neighborhood -- me, Method Man, Raekwon, and U-God -- RZA and GZA are cousins; they're from Brooklyn -- Old Dirty -- they're all family. That's the Brooklyn side," Inspectah Deck offers his insight to VladTV about how the Wu-Tang Clan came about. "So RZA used to bring the Brooklyn side to Staten Island to meet up with us at his mom's crib. That's pretty much how it took off," explains Rollie Fingers.
Although he was one of the nine members which "RZA hand-selected," at one time, Rebel INS didn't take Hip-Hop seriously. He recalls only crafting comical rhymes in the lunchroom up until after his incarceration, when he was inspired by seeing RZA make beats. By working to perfect his passion saying, "I was able to get my craft sharp."
Despite the fact that many people associate the Wu with Staten Island, Inspectah Deck soon clarifies, "Actually, we're all from different places and just came together on Staten Island. You know, the majority of the Clan, even the ones that lived on Staten Island are from Brooklyn and things like that. Me personally, I'm from the Bronx; you know what I'm saying."
As the clip closes, he speaks on the situations that made him believe that the WU was destined for greatness. After "Protect Ya Neck," and "C.R.E.A.M." dropped, upon finishing a tour, Inspectah Deck recalls returning to NYC's Webster Hall for the release party for 'Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers,' and all of his Hip-Hop heroes were present. "Everybody we looked up to in the game was there," he recalls and then adds, "New York respects us, that was the changing moment for me. Everything changed, people started coming up knowing your name, knowing who you are and kicking your rhymes to you."
Be sure to watch this segment of the interview to get all the details.