There must be a fear that strikes the heart of any Hip-Hop artist when he/she touches down in Vancouver. The prospect of a more than likely conversation with the human serviette must surely loom as the most confronting part of any Canadian tour.
As much as we’d all like to see Nardwuar suffer, the 46 year old usually succeeds in extracting some random, unexpected material from his victims’ past, that generally results in a reasonably enlightening dialogue, unless of course it’s with Future.
His latest sit down with The Wu, backstage at a recent show in British Columbia, is arguably his most informative and genuinely rewarding interview to date. As per, “The Scientist, the RZA-Rekta, the Abbott”, RZA takes control early on, with Ghostface, U-God, Cappadonna, Masta Killa and Raekwon all featuring.
Nardwuar brushes on RZA’s untouchable Kung-Fu flick game, as well as throwing out a few “way back when” records that take The Abbott by genuine surprise, and lead to some genuine reflection regarding the history and inspiration for much of the Wu Tang material.