Selima Interview: 36 Secluded Chambers Apr 9, 2008 4:08:22 GMT -5
Post by Dark 7 Invader on Apr 9, 2008 4:08:22 GMT -5
There has always been more to the Wu-Tang Clan as a movement that meets the eyes and this is common knowledge between the die hard fans. So much so that there is always a quest for more knowledge, truth and music from the Clan members, Killa Beez, the movement and anything else that is lurking at the background that is not known to the public or yet to be known. Ever since Wu-Tang burst onto the scene and captured the world, some elements of the Wu have also remained a mystery regardless of their commercial success and this is one of Wu-tang’s many attractive traits, regardless of how long they have been in the game, something new is always getting discovered year in and year out, be it a new addition to the movement, drama within the members or a blast from the past, the movement is forever exciting and elevating.
Background in art can be seen as the part of the scene that appears to be farthest from the viewers, the background is always there and has always been there but is usually oblivious to the audience and only when you take a closer look do you realize that the background is an integral part of the whole picture or in this case the movement that makes it complete. So many names and voices within the Wu has stayed and remained at the background for years, some will never be known or heard of and very few will be made manifest with time.
One of these voices that the fans might be familiar with but know nothing of is Selima. This song writer, singer and emcee has been described by The RZA as "a talented writer who’s lyrics flow like water" and legendary producers such as Pete Rock, DJ Scratch (EPMD fame) and Swizz Beats have gone on to express interest in working with her. While most Wu fans will be familiar with songs such as Wu-Revolution off the classic album “Wu-Tang Forever”, not many know who was going back and forth with Blue Raspberry on the background to that song, not many know the original vocals used for “Tragedy” by The RZA on the Rhyme and Reason soundtrack and in fact how that was supposed to be a Gravediggaz song, and what about the songs that never made it to “Wu-Tang Killa Beez: The Sting” compilation? While songs like “Scrilla” off Ol’ Dirty Bastards still unreleased project “A Son Unique” and many others remain shelved or pending it will be difficult to recognise some of the elements that have been contributing to the movement since day one.
Selima born in Brooklyn, New York to a Southern mother and a West Indian father from the small island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, She spent many years enjoying the freedom of her youth in Tennessee and also lived in East Point, College Park, Georgia before returning home to Brooklyn. She desired to be a singer/artist since she was able to talk and after an immobilizing car accident which left her hospitalized at age 5, she became even more determined to see her dreams become a reality. As a teenager she formed a group called "Euphoria" with a combination of friends and this is what lead them to capture the attention of Ghostface Killah and eventually The RZA from The Wu-Tang Clan and the rest they say is history.
After sitting quietly behind the scenes, Selima has emerged to capture the masses, with a hot single “Asking U2 Stay” produced by Wu Element’s own Bronze Nazareth and its currently tearing up the internet and radio stations, Selima is now ready to take on the whole music industry. Wu-International caught up with her to find out what she has been up to, her views on music, the good old days of 36 chambers records, and many many more… welcome to the 36 secluded chambers of Wu-Tang… Enjoy!
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