20 years ago today, this album came out and changed everyone’s/your/my life in such a profound way that I can barely articulate it. 12 year old me in Tims that weren’t Tims, Polo’s that were CHAPS, and jeans that weren’t baggy enough and definitely too bright, still had the wherewithal to order this tape (for free! lol @ music clubs) not knowing what truly lay in store for me. It no longer mattered that I was short, nerdy, awkward and whatever else people thought of me in those days. I had witty, unpredictable talent and natural game. I was a god. I was a ninja. I was a genius. I found a clan to belong to and believe in, and I always will. Wu-Tang then, Wu-Tang now, Wu-Tang Forever. #partyofone #wutang #36chambers #enterthewu (at Amoeba Music)
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I don’t understand people’s fixation on humility. It’s just a personality trait and it’s okay if you don’t have it. Does Wolverine say, “I just do my thing and it seems to be effective, so…” NO! He says, “I’m the best there is at what I do.” Indestructible bones, a mutant healing factor, razor sharp claws, paramilitary training, and being a fucking samurai are pretty self-explanatory and, like, we get it. Wolverine is an absolute badass. Still without fail, whenever he pops claw and squares up for a tussle, he reminds us, his opponent, and himself, “I am the best there is at what I do.” and when he does this it is fucking magnificent. He slices some grunt’s rifle into pieces, gut punches another, rips into Sabretooth’s face, whatever the situation calls for and proves that, yes, he is the best there is at what he does.
Is he villainous? Is it annoying that he thinks so highly of himself? Would it be better if he never said anything like that? No, no, and hell no. It’s what makes him awesome. Superman is humble, but like, has anyone ever quoted Superman? Is there a memorable thing that Superman has ever said? He is so boring and lame that everyone likes Batman more, and of course Batman talks mad shit about how dope he is. Batman even beat Superman up and talked shit while doing it. In his head, while he was losing, Superman was probably thinking, “Yeah you might be beating me, but you could be more humble about it.”
Kanye West chats in depth to Zane about music, fashion, creativity and a whole lot more.
"…when someone comes along and does a song called, ‘I am a god’ everybody’s like, ‘who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was: a god. I just told you who I think I am. Would it have been better if I made a song that said ‘I’m a gangster’ or I made a song called ‘I’m a pimp’? All those colors and patinas fit better on a person like me, right? But to say you are a god, especially when you got shipped to the country that you’re in, and your last name is a slave owner’s. How could you say that? How could you have that mentality?"