In a recent interview, Ghostface Killah recalled how he and fellow Wu-Tang member, Raekwon, teased Method Man about his style of ryhmin and how he almost changed that style that would be so uniquely defined through Wu-Tang Clan’s music and later in Meth’s solo career.
As a way of honoring Ghostface Killah’s 43rd birthday, Complex.com sat down with the rapper to put together a list of his favorite songs and performances of himself and his fellow Wu-Tang band members.
As the rapper looked back he revealed that his vocal appearance on Wu-Tang’s debut album “Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, was definitely a notable memory, but stated that his favorite would have to be between Method Man and “Can’t It Be All So Simple”.
“My favorite on Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers gotta be between ‘Method Man’ and ‘Can It Be All So Simple.’”
He continued, “Method Man because at that time, he had so many fuckin’ styles, B. It’s old to us, but if you really sit there and hear the shit that he was saying?” While Ghost loves the “Protect Ya Neck” B-side, he recalled that his Shaolin partner nearly abandoned the style after some brotherly rousing. “Method Man got kinda mad. We didn’t really know at that time, but he was like, ‘Y’all the ones that stopped me from rhymin’ like that.’”
He elaborated further, “One day, me and [Raekwon], you know, we’re fuckin’ around, and we took him out of his element. We just snapped on him, like, ‘Yo, what the fuck you doing with that Dr. Seuss rap shit?’ He got kinda mad. We didn’t really know at that time, but he was like, ‘Y’all the ones that stopped me from rhymin’ like that.’ And I be telling him, ‘Go back to that shit.’ That was the witty unpredictable shit.”