Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Ghostface Killah: “My favorite on 36 Chambers gotta be between ‘Method Man’ and ‘Can It Be All So Simple.’ ‘Method Man’ because at that time, he had so many fuckin’ styles, B. It’s old to us, but if you really sit there and hear the shit that he was saying?
[Meth] got kinda mad. We didn’t really know at that time, but he was like, ‘Y’all the ones that stopped me from rhymin’ [like that].
“One day, me and Rae, you know, we’re fuckin’ around, and we took him out of his element. We just snapped on him, like, ‘Yo, what the fuck you doing with that Dr. Seuss rap shit?’ He got kinda mad. We didn’t really know at that time, but he was like, ‘Y’all the ones that stopped me from rhymin’ like that. And I be telling him, ‘Go back to that shit.’ That was the witty unpredictable shit.
“The other one is ‘Can It Be’ because me and Rae really started noticing our element on ‘Can It Be.’ It just milked. We went good with each other. After we did that, we started coming into ourselves as Rae and Ghost, like a duo. And that’s how we got to that Cuban Linx album.
“The ‘Can It Be’ beat was sick! When we first heard that shit, it was just like, one of those beats, B. I don’t even know what you would call it, but it was one of those shits. When I say ‘one of those,’ the real musicians know what I’m talking about.”
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