Thursday, 11 October 2007

The RZA on Composing With Voices, From The Wu-Tang Manual (Commonplacebook)

'I always thought of the different voices in the Wu-Tang Clan as being instruments. They were they instruments I used to compose. Instead of me having a trumpet player or a bass player, I had Ghostface or U-God. On a song like "7Th Chamber," everybody rapping back to back, it's high pitch to middle pitch to bass pitch. Ghost, you could call the soprano, then you take it down to Raekwon and Deck with the tenor, then down to the bass of U-God or ODB. Or it's like Ghostface is the strings: He gets more mellow, more emotional on you, but at the same time strings can attack.'

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