Wu-Tang debuted close to 17-years ago and during a recent interview with radio host Tim Westwood, members Method Man and U-God spoke about Wu's influence helping to bring hardcore, sample-based, Hip Hop to it's peak.
“Let’s be clear with the audience out here…first of all, when brothers
say ‘change the game’ they use it in a way that’s so cliché, you don’t
exactly know what they’re talking about,” Method Man said. “We came in
as a unit with the option to sign deals as solo artists. And we had
labels who never talked to each other actually working together. That’s
how you change the game.”
Later in the interview, Westwood played Method Man, U-God and Mathematics a soundclip of Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) quoting Wu-Tang's "C.R.E.A.M." on the senate floor. Westwood then remembered some behind the scenes moments from Wu-Tangs previous trip to the UK, bringing up Russell Simmons being robbed and some moments with ODB.
“I remember O.D.B. turning up super late and super drunk after the lights had gone off,” Westwood recalled. “He had a pair of women’s tights on his head…it might have been a stocking cap, but it was actually the full stocking. It had two legs coming out of it."
“He was such a unique brother,” Method Man offered. “I still miss him, and it never goes away.”
Method Man – Talks Wu-Tang Influence, ODB