The beats on Ironman was crazy, but I actually like the beats on Supreme better.
I like them beats on the first album, like I loved “Black Jesus,” “Marvel,” “Fish.” But I love the beats to “We Made It,” “Mighty Healthy,” “One,” “Nutmeg,” “Apollo Kids,” and even “Child’s Play.” All them shits was crazy.
What RZA did, there’s no do-overs on that. I might have a RZA-like beat on my album, but it ain’t a RZA beat.
Even the weird shit that RZA did where he just scratched the record on “Stroke of Death,” that shit was dumb. That’s one of them beats that’s like, “Cut that shit off!” or “I get it.” I was the one who got it. I was like, “Oh that shit is crazy.” A lot of people didn’t get it. I had one of my friends be like, “Yo, what the fuck is that?” But you know me, after playing three to four times in the ride, they be like, “Oh I get it. This shit dumb.”
[Ironman’s beats were] one of a kind. Niggas is trying to do that [sound] now. What RZA did, there’s no do-overs on that. I might have a RZA-like beat on my album, but it ain’t a RZA beat. [Laughs.] Some of those RZA beats sound like a fucked up loop to me. But, them shits still rocked.
The difference between Boot Camp and Wu-Tang was we was so strict, that shit wouldn’t have flew. We probably missed out on the blessing. Wu-Tang couldn’t be Boot Camp and Boot Camp couldn’t be Wu-Tang for those reasons alone. The way Raekwon was rhyming on Cuban Linx, I love that shit. We wouldn’t have allowed some of that shit, just MC like, “Yo, you can’t do that.” [Laughs.]
I love the RZA beats, it was just wild off, but they were banging. His sample selection was stupid. There’s a RZA song right now that’s one of my favorites, called “Can’t Lose.” That shit sound wild off. That’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about.
Ghost had different producers on Supreme Clientele. Everybody stick to they biz. RZA made some beats, when he ran into niggas who made beats who wasn’t RZA, [like Carlos Broady, Juju of The Beatnuts, Hassan, and Mathematics], they tried to make them Wu-ish. And they did a great fucking job.