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Wu-Tang Clan “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit” (1993)

Producer: The RZA, Method Man

Album: Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers

Label: Loud

Method Man: “That was one of the records when RZA was making the beat for ‘Method Man.’ He made two beats that day: ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit’—and everybody knows that’s from ‘Underdog’ because I remember he had the CD and it had all the children’s songs on it. He just sat there and chopped that shit. He ain’t do too much to it really.

 

I love Tha Alkaholiks, but when we went out on the road with them, since they had a video getting burn on MTV, Cali, and all that, they were getting more love at the in-stores. They had displays up for them and shit. All we had were them little stickers that we were giving out to niggas.

 

“RZA may dispute this, but I remember it vividly: I told him to use the Biz Markie beat part. I told him to put that beat underneath that shit. Those two beats were made that same day and I rhymed on both of them.

“I forgot what the rhyme was that was on the original ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit’ beat, but that was a solo joint that I did too. He turned it into ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit.’ It was either that one or ‘The Ice Cream Man Is Coming.’ I was getting it in that day.

“At that point in time in my career, that’s all I wanted to do. It wasn’t like bang out as many as we can at this time. It was like, ‘Yo, what time we going to the studio? I’ll be there. I got a $1.50 in my fucking pocket! I’m hopping the fucking turnstile and I’ll get there.’

“[After all the songs started coming out] things didn’t change overnight. It was still a grind. We saw the pitfalls. There was a lot of shit going on. We had to whip some ass on the way up. That’s real shit. And we were getting treated like second-class fucking citizens.

 

I hated hustling. You didn’t just have to worry about getting locked up, you had to worry about getting shot by a jealous-ass nigga that just want your spot or getting stuck up by niggas that don’t think you carrying. Motherfuckers will make you kill them because of the simple fact that they pressure on you in the ’hood. It’s like, ‘We ain’t eating? Ain’t nobody fucking eating.’ It’s just bad. Hip-hop saved a lot of niggas man.

 

“I love Tha Alkaholiks, but when we went out on the road with them, since they had a video getting burn on MTV, Cali, and all that, they were getting more love at the in-stores. They had displays up for them and shit. All we had were them little stickers that we were giving out to niggas.

“We knew that it would be a grind but it was a whole lot better than what we were doing before that. I hated hustling. That shit was a pain in the ass in itself. You didn’t just have to worry about getting locked up, you had to worry about getting shot by a jealous-ass nigga that just want your spot or getting stuck up by niggas that don’t think you carrying.

“Motherfuckers make you shoot them. I’m serious! Motherfuckers will make you kill them because of the simple fact that they pressure on you in the ’hood. It’s like, ‘We ain’t eating? Ain’t nobody fucking eating.’ It’s just bad. Hip-hop saved a lot of niggas man.

“Everybody from the block just started working at the Statue of Liberty. One dude got in and brought everybody from the ’hood in that bitch. [We did] concessions and sold food. They wouldn’t let us touch the registers. The girls would touch the registers. They knew that if they let them dudes touch the registers, the fucking inmates would run the asylum. We talking like five years of my life up there. I was a working nigga!”

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