U-God Recalls Wu-Tang Clan's Early Street Memories

U-God says he and Method Man were like Batman and Robin in the streets. He also says he convinced Raekwon to rap and leave the strictly street life behind.

Wu-Tang Clan's U-God recently spoke about the group's early years. 

"I was really holding down Meth[od Man]," U-God said during an interview with wutangclan.com. "Me and him were more Batman and Robin in the streets. We were doing our thing because we had both gotten kicked out of our houses so we had to stand up like men and do what we had to do." 

U-God was then asked about "really living that life." 

"Yeah," U-God said. "All these people talking about trapping…Y’all late. I been out here getting caught with burners, having the feds on us, all that. But we were doing that because we had to. Once we got in the [Rap] game we stuck to that. We were trying to be like these clowns that wait till they’re rapping to start getting caught with burners. It’s backwards. I didn’t come into this game to go to jail. I came in this game to make a living." 

U-God Details Influence On Raekwon

During the interview, U-God also spoke about convincing fellow Wu member Raekwon to keep rapping. 

"You can ask Raekwon," U-God said. "He stopped rhyming and was going straight street. I came to Rae one day and told him not to ever put down is pen and pad. I don’t give a fuck if you're in jail. Always rhyme. That’s what we were good at. Rae will tell you that till this day. 'U-God is the one that got me back rhyming.' I always used to tell all of them that we were going to make it up out the ghetto." 

Wu-Tang Clan is celebrating 20 years since the release of its debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. The album, released in 1993, featured "Method Man," "Bring Da Ruckus," "C.R.E.A.M." and "Tearz." 

U-God released Keynote Speaker earlier this year.

RELATED: Method Man Calls Wu-Tang Clan's 20 Years "Bittersweet"

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27 Comments

  • Anonymous

    lol nigga look like a light skinned Dr Dre

  • 78e6dgfhtgyjhu

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  • Anonymous

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    • jft420

      Lauryn Hill isn't racist either. The MTV "I'd rather my children die than white people listen to my music' interview never happened, try to find proof it did. What you might come across is a video of her arguing against Jeru tha Damaja that white people are not 'as a race untrustworthy'

    • BLACKPOWER

      TOP 5 SCARED WHITE PEOPLE 1. YOU 2. YOU 3. YOU 4. YOU 5. YOUR MOTHER

    • Anonymous

      how is ghost racist name one reason and the others I can see your point of view but why ghostface I don't really cee where ur coming from

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  • WU TANG LAMB

    RIP WU-TANG GHOSTFACE TOO BUSY TO WORK ON A NEW ALBUM BUT HE GOT TIME TO DO COUPLES THERAPY REALITY SHOWS ON VH1 LOLOLOLOL "VH1 has announced the fourth season of its couples-therapy reality show (simply called "Couples Therapy"), which begins in January. Among the couples hitting the counselor's couch on camera with host Dr. Jenn Berman are Jon Gosselin and Liz Jannetta, Taylor Armstrong and John Bluher, and... GHOSTFACE KILLAH and his ladyfriend Kelsey Nykole. Yes. "These couples, at a crossroads in their relationships, will join together for over two weeks as they undergo intensive relationship therapy," the press release reads. "The couples will participate in group and individual therapy along with relationship exercises out in the 'real world' to see if they can rekindle the love they used to have for one another--or if it's simply time for them to move on."

  • Anonymous

    Fuck wu they did a song with drake

  • Tony Starks Nigga

    Ghostface the best in the wu and the most respected in the streets

  • U God It

    U God is one of the greatest though he never put out a classic solo album.

  • rahrahrah

    "We were trying to be like these clowns that wait till theyre rapping to start getting caught with burners. Its backwards. I didnt come into this game to go to jail. I came in this game to make a living." Talking to you a lot of wack rappers, that one has got to burn. I hope that cocksucker who got burned by Soul Temple doesn't come on this site whining again. Dude, get a life.

    • Anonymous

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    • Anonymous

      You said his name like Beetlejuice and he arrived on queue LMAO

    • ITS STILL FUCK SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC YA DIG

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