In the latest URB magazine, RZA gets the cover story with "Wu-Tang: Widdling Down Infinity"
where he asks a question about Southern rappers.
"How has the South dominated hip-hop for the last four, five years without lyrics, without hip-hop culture really in their blood? Those brothers came out representing more of a stereotype of how black people are, and I think the media would rather see us as ignorant, crazy motherfuckers than seeing us as intelligent young men trying to rise and take care of ourselves.?
You could argue that Ol Dirty Bastard repped majorly for ignorant, crazy motherfuckers. You couldn't argue that, barring that crazy cousin, on a whole, Wu-Tang hasn't produced dense, lyrical gems that are foundation pieces in the hip-hop archives.
RZA's displeasure isn't strictly aimed at Southern rappers. He talks about a ghetto mindset he believes Wu-Tang made OK, that has only just come back to bite. more..