The Wu-Tang Clan is known as one of the most legendary rap group to have ever emerged onto the Hip-Hop scene. Almost 20 years later and the Hip-Hop pioneers are still at it, most with extremely successful solo careers. The group recently sat down with Vice and spoke on various issues including society’s outlook on President Obama, the evolution of rap music, Ol’ Dirty Bastard hologram at this year’s Rock The Bells festival, and more. Check it out after the jump!
When the Wu was asked about their thoughts on President Obama and how the people think about our first African-American president, this is what they had to say:
“George Bush wouldn’t do the things he’s doing. Obama’s just a puppet-he’s a puppet in a chair. The gay marriage law-you think it’s fu–ed up? When he’s gone, they’ll blame it on him: the black president. He’s gonna be known as the first motherfu–ing black president [who] killed Osama and Gaddafi. Some of these guys were good; they were taking care of their country. People just voted him in because he’s black. They don’t even know why they were voting for him-whether he was right or wrong.”
The group also spoke on the issue of homosexuality in the rap world. U-God said, “Personally, I don’t give a f–k if you’re gay” said U-God. “That’s your business. That’s your sexual preference. But don’t come over here and make me gay—you ain’t gonna force something on me, see? But if you cool, you talented, and you gay? We can rock, n—a!”
Ghostface Killah also added his two cents in on the “gay rap scene.” “I can’t knock gay rap, or retarded rap… whatever. Do what you do; I don’t really listen to it. I don’t really pay that no attention. Like I said, it’s not my cup of tea—to each his own. At the end of the day, we all people.”
With only eight members remaining, RZA, GZA, Ghostface, Method Man, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, and Inspectah Deck are all planning for a hologram performance of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard to appear onstage during this year’s 2013 Rock The Bells festival hosted by Hot 97′s own Peter Rosenberg. Should be epic!
The historic rap group is also getting ready to drop their sixth LP sometime in the fall entitled A Better Tomorrow.
Stay tuned for a release date, fellow Hip-Hop heads!