Hip-hop heads, did you know that during the recording of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), it was between Masta Killa and Killah Priest for the last verse on “Da Mystery of Chessboxin'”?
According to Killah Priest, RZA put up the last verse on “Da Mystery of Chessboxin'” up for grabs to whoever could lace it the nicest. Between Masta Killa and Killah Priest, the rappers fought it out, trying to write the best verse to get on the song.
Killah Priest:I fell asleep, man. It was me and Masta Killa writing and he jumped on it and he killed it. I was asleep. Me and him used to joke about it all the time.
Despite not making it on the final cut or on Wu-Tang’s groundbreaking debut, Killah Priest would go to become one of the most heralded Wu affiliates; appearing on Gravediggaz’s “Diary of a Madman” and “Graveyard Chamber,” Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Don’t U Know,” “Snakes” and “Proteck Ya Neck II The Zoo” as well as “4th Chamber” and “B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth).”