Wu-Tang Clan luminary Method Man and his son PXWER have linked up on wax for the first time ever on the 2nd Generation Wu remix “New Generation.” Along with inTeLL, the son of U-God, Meth and PXWER effortlessly swap bars over YODI and intelligent’s dark, keyboard-laced beat.
“It’s dope to work with my pops,” PWXER tells HipHopDX. “It’s like a dream come true to be honest. I knew he was gonna body me, but it’s whatever. Not many up and coming artists can say they worked with a Hip Hop legend like Method Man.”
2nd Generation Wu dropped the original “New Generation” cut in February. For this particular single, Young Dirty Bastard (Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son) and Sun God (Ghostface Killah’s son) are absent, while PXWER and iNTeLL carry the torch.
The New York-bred collective stepped on the scene last November with a lyric video for “7.O.D,” which finds the Wu-Tang seeds flipping “C.R.E.A.M.” on its head with the hook, “God made everything around me/Forget about the money/None of it is real y’all.”
In an interview with HipHopDX, iNTeLL explained how the timing for the group finally felt right.
“I feel like everything just came together naturally with this year being a really good year for the Wu and everything they got going on,” he said. “I’ve been trying to get all the sons together for a minute. I grew up with Meth’s son. He’s my blood cousin. I grew up with Ghostface’s eldest son Supreme, too. He raps, as well. I grew up with them, so I’ve been trying to get us all on a record for years.”
A video for the “New Generation” remix arrives appropriately on April 20. Find the single here.