General Wah aka Lil Free Exclusive Wu Interview Jun 10, 2011 6:38:01 GMT -5
Post by Dark 7 Invader on Jun 10, 2011 6:38:01 GMT -5
Back in 1993 when the single “Protect Ya neck” hit the streets and “Enter the 36 chambers” took the hip hop world over by storm, the fans were only exposed to the initial 9 members of the Wu Tang Clan. It wasn’t till later on that they got to know about the management, the labels, the Wu-Wear , the Killa Beez, Wu Elements and everything else that came in-between. Eventually Wu-Tang became a global success, a movement, a slang, a music style and to some extent a religion or rather a way of life to some.
But only very few can actually say they were around during the very beginning of the formation of the phenomena known as Wu-tang. Some of its members are known and some just prefer to stay behind the scene or to be known only within that circle. Lately Wu-International has been interviewing a number of very important persons in series of say "Management", "Powers" and “behind the scenes of the movement”, people for obvious reasons: to get the correct and updated information in regards to Wu-Tang Clan and its running's, directly from the source. Our goal was to reach out to the likes of Power (Wu Wear), Divine and Ray Acousta (Wu Music Group), RZA, Mook (Wu-Tang Management), and the likes of Lil' Free aka General Wah. While the fans might be familiar with the initial names, most would struggle with the last name Lil' Free.
So enter the real 37th chamber of Wu-Tang: Free or Lil' Free (who’s mainly known as General Wah) is linked to the very foundation of Wu-Tang . The RZA, GZA/Genius, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Divine and Mook are all his cousins and General Wah was responsible for most of the Clan's early affairs especially in particular to Ghostface Killah whom he managed him during the beginning of his career. A very well known and respected name within the industry and circle, Lil Free has kept out of the limelight for a while now and for a reason, in fact the only reason we have been fortunate to get this exclusive interview is due to him presenting his new protégé and talented artist "Chanel" to the world.
Wu-International seized this opportunity to address, ask and discuss everything we have saved over the years for the likes of say RZA as General Wah and Dark 7 Invader have an open dialogue on everything Wu. Due to the length and its content, the interview will be divided into 3 parts. The first part will have General Wah breaking down his experiences managing Ghost and a quick run through the recording and some of the contents of "Supreme Clientele" . Second part will focus on the management side of things, Wu-Tang's rich history and its formation, Killa Beez and affiliation talks as well as the introduction of his new artist . Last but not least part three will be an interview with the upcoming and future star Chanel in which she will take us through her upcoming mixtape "Lets Get It" dropping on the 14th of July, as well as her humble beginnings and so on.
So let’s find out … What and who are the names behind the formation of Wu? Did we get a chance to ask most fans favorite questions: who really is a Killa Bee, how and what it means? What about the internal beef ? Do we get a full breakdown of the experience behind recording Ghost's classic album "Supreme Clientele" and did Lord Superb really ghostwrite Supreme Clientele ? Who is this artist called Chanel and what makes her special? ... and
The list goes on (basically everything you have really ever wanted to ask from a fan's point of view) but we will be getting it straight from the raw source and no, General Wah does not hold back, personally this is like a Wu-Tang manual Vol. 1.5, so once again sit back, lock yourself in or out for as long as it takes because it’s guaranteed to be a ride none of you have ever been on before. So read, appreciate, take in and learn and enjoy what this iconic figure has got to say.. Enjoy!!