"When RZA do his thing, mothafucka I'ma do mine," Cappadonna famously quipped on "Fish," from Ghostface's Ironman. After riding shotgun on that album and appearing heavily on Wu-Tang Forever, the table was set for Donna to make his mark. The next year, RZA launched Razor Sharp Records through Epic and quickly inked his comrade to a deal.

The Pillage saw a 1998 release, and lead off with the now-classic "Slang Editorial." Backed by production from the Wu Elements—RZA, True Master, 4th Disciple, and Mathematics—there was simply no way that Cap could fail to deliver a truly comprehensive Shaolin experience. He may have eventually wound up driving a cab, but Cappadonna will always have The Pillage to his credit.