Interview: U-God

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 14, 2010

How much of Wu-Tang's longevity comes from setting no limits on what topics and issues you guys might address in your music?
As an artist, you have to write about things that you go through and that you feel like you're going through. That's what I'm doing right now, and I've gone through a lot of drama in my life. I'm talking about the things I've accomplished. On my last album, Dopium, I was trying to spread more love in the world. Love can kill hate. Sometimes I know people take kindness for weakness, but I still wanted to put that in the universe. We say that word "love," but that's what's missing in the world. If you don't understand everything about a person, you can't really love them.

Is that how you would describe your relationship with the rest of Wu-Tang?
I don't know about all that stuff you're trying to dig for, bro, but I do know this: love is love. I've known these brothers since I was a baby, so ain't too much you can tell me about what's going on with my brothers. They know me like I know them, and I know them like they know me. Sometimes it gets on your nerves because they know you so much, and because they know which buttons to press to make you mad. But at the same time, that's love. It's like any relationship — when you don't push buttons, everything turns out real good.

Kind of like this interview, huh?
Yeah — I guess you could say that.

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