Wednesday, April 17, 2013

De La Soul - Get Away (feat. The Spirit of the Wu)

De La Soul has made their first release together as a group since 2004, with a new song debuted on Rolling Stones today. "Get Away" is directly inspired by Wu-Tang Clan's "Intro" from their sophomore album Wu-Tang Forever (Disc Two) where RZA famously rants about the state of rap. 

Some of the best quotes are echoed throughout "Get Away" like "A lot of niggas trying to take hip hop and make it R&B" and "You Cat in the Hat ass rappers/You Dr. Seuss mother goose..." and GZA hilariously interrupting him in the background with "stop running up on niggas with all that wack shit". My cousin and I had a conversation years ago about how funny it must have been in the studio recording the intro, with RZA speaking off the cuff and GZA stepping into the mic occasionally to back him up. 

Nonetheless the intro is classic and Posdnuos said in his interview with Rolling Stone:
"I've always loved the 'Intro' on Disc Two of Wu-Tang Forever – this erie sample with no beat, that they only talked over. I stumbled on the original sample while crate digging one day, took it straight to the lab and added drums. The feel is definitely gritty, hard and sounds like a Wu record, so out of inspirational respect, we included featuring 'The Spirit of the Wu' in the song title." 

"Get away" is the first single from their upcoming album You're Welcome coming out this fall. Listen to the song below.

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