Machine gun raps for all my ni**as in the back
Stadium packed, just glad to see the city on the map

– Drake, Wu-Tang Forever

When Drake released the track listing for his upcoming third studio album, Nothing Was the Same, he threw the internet into a frenzy with the fourth track, titled “Wu-Tang Forever.” For the Timberland-stomping and Tommy-Hill-rocking diehards who grew up on Wu-Tang, this was like a slap in the face – Vibe’s resident Wu-Tang head even wrote:

It’s a creative and pretty interesting flip of a Wu-Tang sample—”It’s Yourz,” from Wu Tang Forever—but as a proud Wu-Tang stan(ette) it is confusing as fuck to me, to be perfectly honest. I think I like it, because the beat is clearly my speed. But then to have a puss-ass dude rapping about pussy over it, well, that’s troubling for me. Especially when he jacks Raekwon’s “machine gun raps” line. Like, no. Your rhymes do not equal machine gun raps; Wu bangers have machine gun raps. But I guess I respect him for it a bit.

But how did the Clan take it? Well, according to a Vibe interview with U-God, Wu-Tang members have already recorded verses over the track which samples the Wu-Tang Forever cut “It Yourz.”

“They wanted us to remix it and get on there [so] you gon’ probably hear another one with us on it,” says U-God, shortly after landing in San Francisco to perform at Rock The Bells on Sunday. “Meth did his verse—we all did our verses. I wrote my rhyme in probably 15, 20 minutes. We were moving so fast we only had about four hours of studio time. If I had some time to really sit down and get juicy with it, I probably could’ve got juicier with it. But I still do a nice one, I still do a real banger.”

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Written by Hao Nguyen
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