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

posted Tuesday November 12 ,2013 at 10:00AM CST | 27 comments

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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  • Anonymous
    lol nigga look like a light skinned Dr Dre
  • 78e6dgfhtgyjhu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf2Dr3XJUJk
  • Anonymous
    Top 5 Racist Rappers: 1. Lord Jamar 2. Dead Prez 3. Lauryn Hill 4. Immortal Technique 5. Ghostface Killah
    • 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
    • BLACKPOWER
      TOP 5 SCARED WHITE PEOPLE 1. YOU 2. YOU 3. YOU 4. YOU 5. YOUR MOTHER
    • 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'
  • Carol Ayala
    just before I saw the bank draft which had said $8400, I didnt believe that my brothers friend woz like actualy bringing in money in their spare time at there computar.. there friend brother has done this less than fourteen months and by now paid for the depts on there home and bourt a great Chevrolet. published here... www.Fb39.Com Hopsin=Uncle rufus from boondocks. Sellout uncle toms like hopsin are even worse than racist whites. Look in hopsin eyes tell me he aint a devil the soul of a white devil trapped in a black body.
  • Nancy Smtih
    up to I saw the receipt which was of $7041, I didn't believe that...my... brothers friend woz like realy bringing home money parttime from there pretty old laptop.. there mums best friend haz done this 4 less than twenty months and by now repayed the mortgage on their place and got a brand new Mercedes-Benz S-class. This Site... www.Fb39.Com spoken like a true outsider, probably a lil white kid from the burbs he cant understand a rap song without someone breaking it down line by line for him with pretty pictures and videos LMAO
  • 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
      So he can't work on music while doing a show? FOH
  • Anonymous
    Fuck wu they did a song with drake
    • Anonymous
      cash rules everything around them CREAM get the money dolla dolla bills yall
  • Tony Starks Nigga
    Ghostface the best in the wu and the most respected in the streets
    • Anonymous
      heard he even gets a pass for having a gay kid
    • Anonymous
      Top 5 Racist Rappers: 1. Lord Jamar 2. Dead Prez 3. Lauryn Hill 4. Eminem 5. Ghostface Killah
    • Fuck everyone no matter what color i dont care
      Everyone is a little racist or has said sumthing racist or thought sumthing racist at sum point in their lives if u say u aint u a fuckin liar
    • Anonymous
      white people always bringing up the race card. MF YALL STOLE LAND! KILL INNOCENT CHILDREN EVERYDAY! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS REVERSE RACISM!! YOU HELD THE POWER FOR 2000 YEARS AND YOU ABUSED IT! YOU DONT LIKE BLACK/LATINOS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST YALL ATROCITIES?? TOO BAD... YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.
    • Anonymous
      wait who kills innocent children everyday?
    • Anonymous
      lord jamar isnt racist, he enjoys asher roth...
    • Anonymous
      and real talk, angry anon, real talk.
  • U God It
    U God is one of the greatest though he never put out a classic solo album.
    • Anonymous
      what about golden arms redemption that's a classic
  • 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.
    • ITS STILL FUCK SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC YA DIG
      FUCK SOUL TEMPLE ITS NOT JUST ONE COCKSUCKER THAT GOT BURNED ITS 385+ and counting bitch!!! DONT BELIEVE ME? Go on facebook and check out BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC and you'll see hundreds of people who got burned by RZA and his label for trying to support, RZA, Ghost and U-God!!! Ripping on fans is not okay! I dont care if you're a legendary crew with 20 years in the game. without your fans you are nothing!
    • ^^^^^
      ROFLMAOOOO
    • Anonymous
      You said his name like Beetlejuice and he arrived on queue LMAO
    • Anonymous
      he woulda arrived anyway he post that shit on every wu article