Music Monday – Song of the day – Old Man
This feel good track is brought to you by Wu Tang’s last emcee to join the Clan, Masta Killa.
Old Man, is off of Masta Killa’s debut solo album, No Said Date, released in 2004. The track also features fellow Wu Tang members, Rza and the late, Ol’ Dirty Bastard. What makes Old Man, fun to listen to, is the funky RZA produced beat, mixed with the witty rhymes of Masta Killa and the humorous ODB vocals throughout the track.
Masta Killa, is often the overseen member of the Wu Tang Clan, as he’s only appeared in one track on the Clan’s debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers. You may notice that the flow of Masta Killa is similar to that of GZA, and this is because GZA, heavily mentored Masta Killa throughout his early career.
To make up for the lack of verses on 36 Chambers, Masta Killa, was featured on a few of the Wu’s solo albums like, Liquid Swords (GZA), Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Raekwon) and Ironman (Ghostface). Masta Killa, also played a bigger part in Wu Tang’s second album, Forever, where he was featured on a good chunk of the tracks.
Although Masta Killa’s debut solo album took over 10 years to finally get produced and released, it was well worth the wait. This album received positive reviews from the Hip Hop community and was on par with fellow Wu Tang solo albums. Tracks like, Silverbacks, D.T.D and Last Drink, made this album so well received. Also worth checking out is Masta Killa’s, second album entitled, Made in Brooklyn, which features production credits from Pete Rock.
Favorite Line: “Doggy dog yeah, will steal your bone, I said, Doggy Dog yeah will steal your bone” – Ol’ Dirty Bastard