Method Man Reminisces On Wu-Tang's Influence And Ol' Dirty Bastard

During an interview with Tim Westwood, Method Man and U-God talk about how Wu-Tang's influence spread into the U.K. and all the way to the Illinois Senate Floor.

Some younger or more casual Hip Hop fans may easily forget just how influential the Wu-Tang Clan was since it’s been nearly 17 years since their debut. Yet, during a previously unreleased interview with Tim Westwood, both U-God and Method Man took it upon themselves to remind listeners about how they helped bring hardcore, sample-based, Hip Hop that focused on lyrics back to the forefront during their peak.

“Let’s be clear with the audience out here…first of all, when brothers say ‘change the game’ they use it in a way that’s so cliché, you don’t exactly know what they’re talking about,” Method Man said. “We came in as a unit with the option to sign deals as solo artists. And we had labels who never talked to each other actually working together. That’s how you change the game.”

During one of the interview’s lighter moments, Tim Westwood played Meth, U-God and Mathematics a soundbyte of Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R), quoting the Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.” on the senate floor. Westwood was also apparently privy to some behind the scenes moments during the Clan’s previous visits across the pond, as he shared some fond memories of Russell Simmons being robbed and some funny moments with Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

“I remember O.D.B. turning up super late and super drunk after the lights had gone off,” Westwood recalled. “He had a pair of women’s tights on his head…it might have been a stocking cap, but it was actually the full stocking. It had two legs coming out of it.”

As Westwood segued into talk of O.D.B.’s more turbulent personal times, U-God and Meth opted to keep things positive saying only Ol’ Dirty’s immediate family members should speak on the subject.

“He was such a unique brother,” Method Man offered. “I still miss him, and it never goes away.”

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10 Comments

  • Helmut Smith

    “He had a pair of women’s tights on his head…it might have been a stocking cap, but it was actually the full stocking. It had two legs coming out of it.” Bringin up stories like these about dead People isn´t very nice, but it made me laugh out so hard that I almost fell off my chair hahahahahahahaha

  • Anonymous

    At the :25 mark Westwood clearly says Masta Killa and Mathematics are in the studio. If you have nothing better to do than try to pick apart each article, take you e-thugging asses back home and play World of Warcraft.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    I read the intro and thought to myself "Wait... I thought Masta Killa was the one who was with these two" from hearing the mic session the three did here a while ago. Then I read the comments. I then realized I was not trippin'. Who wrote this article? (goes to look) I'm actually surprised it wasn't Horowitz. Still... wow. I know everyone makes mistakes and isn't perfect but damn... y'all push the ish past the margin. Bring back J-23. Please.

  • Anonymous

    if you like wutang check out jbird http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch i like to think i took odb's place, he influenced me alot r.i.p. dirt mcgirt

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  • Lol

    It's MASTA KILLA. Rashad Phillips you're fucking retarded

  • e

    M.E.T.H.O.D MAAAN! what a fucking legend.

  • Orion's a dirty bastard

    that's not mathematics... that's masta killa!

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