Texas f/ Method Man & RZA “Say What You Want (All Day, Every Day)” (1998)
Producer: Texas, Boilerhouse Boys, RZA
Method Man: “RZA asked me to come in. He would ask me to come in and do a song all the time. That’s how I did the Super Cat shit and a lot of shits like that. I was always in RZA’s back pocket. He asked me to come in, threw it on, and was like, ‘Yo, just put some verses on here and shit.’ So I had this little skeleton verse I wrote. I was like, ‘Fuck it. I’m going to put this little skeleton verse on there and see if that rocks.’ It worked.
In the back of my head, I was thinking Jungle Brothers. They had a song called ‘Beyond This World.’ That fucking record was ridiculous. So I was trying to imitate that style a little bit. That had white boys wigging out off that shit.
“I got to perform it at their version of the Grammys. I never got to perform at the Grammys in my own country, but I got to perform their version of it. I remember watching it on ABC. I did alright. I had my Wu colors on, I was good.
““Then when my album came up, I was in the studio working on Judgement Day and me and 4th were working on the beat. I was putting all the pieces together, and I was like, ‘You know what? I’m going to do the verse I did on that Texas shit. Nobody’s going to hear it.’ At that point in time, it didn’t hit. I hadn’t heard shit.
“So I already did the record, and went and did ‘Judgement Day.’ Next thing I know, I’m getting calls to go overseas and perform the record. It was a big hit, but I already had my record done. I had to leave it there.
“That whole time, in the back of my head, I was thinking Jungle Brothers. They had a song called ‘Beyond This World.’ That fucking record was ridiculous. So I was trying to imitate that style a little bit. I’ve still got a lot of love for that record. That had white boys wigging out off that shit.”