Inspectah Deck Wu-Elements #3 Interview May 11, 2010 5:10:46 GMT -5
Post by Dark 7 Invader on May 11, 2010 5:10:46 GMT -5
Just like any burgeoning culture, hip-hop is inundated with corruptions and false promises. Lately, the MCs in commercial leadership are too busy basking in their new found riches to uplift the starving streets that supported their talent in the first place. But while the false prophets are shopping at Chanel and sipping Cristal, there's a growing number of MCs that are dead set on pulling hip-hop music out of its' fantasy rap mode and back into potent reflections of real life.
As a member of one of the most significant musical collectives in recent history, Inspectah Deck of the Wu-Tang Clan has never fallen victim to the ill powers that be. Also know as Rebel INS, Deck was one of the featured rappers on many of the Wu Tang Clan's major hits like Triumph, C.R.E.A.M., Pinky Ring and more, and just like any gracious minded veteran, the Staten Island raised MC is primed to supply the street's demand for real live hip-hop on his latest offering "Manifesto" that was released just in March. The album ( featuring Raekwon, MOP, Cormega and others) was given a 4/5 ratings on this site and marks Deck's return to his production duties.
On the heels of dropping his fourth LP, Inspectah Deck is also readying the release of his first instrumental album. Unknown to most, Deck has been making beats and hits for over 15 years now, first learning how to piece tracks together from his group's mastermind The RZA, and crew affiliates DJ Mathematics and True Master. Deck soon started experimenting and his efforts showed enough promise to make him an official member of the original almighty production team and collective known as Wu-elements, alongside The RZA, 4th Disciple, True Master, and Mathematics. From then on we saw him gradually placing his beats on just about every Wu-Tang release from his fellow clansmen except the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard, including songs for Ghostface’s "Supreme Clientele", Method Man’s "Tical" and RZA’s "Bobby Digital in Stereo", along with his own solo albums and outsides projects such as the "Tales from the hood" soundtrack and lately his new protégé Fes Taylor.
Wu-International started a Wu-elements series of interviews a couple of months ago and it is only right we have an interview with one of the Clan's founding member and producer The Rebel INS. The fans will get to hear how he got into producing tracks and people he has produced for, his latest offering "Manifesto", the beef with Joe Budden, his supposedly 2Pac collaboration, upcoming projects (from movies, books to the long awaited Rebellion album) and everything else he has been involved in lately, ... in the words of Guru (R.I.P), and long-time friend of Deck, we say "Respect the Architect" , Enjoy...
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Free download for those that missed out
2Pac ft Method Man, Redman, Inspectah Deck & Tha Dogg Pound - Got my mind made up (original verson?)
I doubt its the real thing, more like a fan made mix, but its dope all the same
House Nigga - Joe Budden Diss