Method to the Madness

The other night I was watching a documentary on Wu-Tang.  I had no idea how instrumental to the hip-hop industry they were.  All 9 artist released solo albums with various success.  Most were household names when ODB died in 2004.  RZA, GZA, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Masta Killah, and of course Ol’ Dirty Bastard revolutionized the way hip-hop was recorded and left a gigantic mark on the world.

Hundreds of folks affiliated with Wu-Tang infiltrate hip-hop.  All got started with Wu-Tang!  I remember when 36 Chambers came out…it was after the summer I graduated high school and I was working at Sears.  It fueled my obsession with Shaw Brothers films as well as carry me deeper into the love of hip-hop.

Then there was Wu-Tang Forever, I used to listen to this album daily as I drove to work.  I love “As high as Wu-Tang get.”  Kwai Chang Dave and I would listen to the album and pretend to do kung fu shite on each other.

There is a method to the madness!  Wu-Tang…I am glad I rediscovered their albums.  I pray I do not lose them again.  There is a deep spirituality present in their music…one might say it is even prophetic.

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