Wu-Tang Clan Talks Prodigy, Current New York Emcees & Mumble Rappers (VIDEO)
(AllHipHop News) Members of the Wu-Tang Clan recently sat down with Montreality.
The legendary Hip Hop crew discussed the passing of Prodigy, New York City emcees, and “mumble rappers.”
“Havoc and Prodigy both were advanced beyond their years, some emcees don’t get good until they’re 25, but at 19 the kid was already nice,” said RZA.
Raekwon added, “Me and Prodigy had a relationship for over 20 years… I always told him, his ear for beats was golden. That’s my family right there.”
The Wu then mentioned some of their favorite current rappers from NYC.
Dave East, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Young M.A, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and Uncle Murda got shout outs from the Staten Island representatives.
When asked about the sub-genre that has become known as mumble rap, RZA responded with support for the artists connected to the description.
“Music is music. We come from an era where you had to have dope lyrics, but we don’t discriminate,” stated the production wizard. “They can co-exist. And what is mumble rap? Who made that title? I bet the guys who’s doing it, they didn’t call it mumble rap. That’s what the media calls it. Let them make their music and have fun.”
RZA then offered some advice, “To anybody out there who’s sipping on that syrup that’s making you mumble, leave the syrup alone.”