Published Oct 19, 2011While Wu-Tang Clan fans are getting ready for the upcoming re-release of Ol' Dirty Bastard's classic solo debut, 1995's Return to the 36 Chambers, fellow Wu member and current Sour Patch Kids pusher Method Man has swooped in to take the wind out of his deceased band member's sails, claiming Dirty didn't write many of the rhymes featured on the album.
An interview with Complex [via The Daily Swarm] found Meth sounding off on Dirty's debut taking so long to come together, claiming that there were large gaps between recording sessions that ended up stalling its release. From there, he pointed out that fellow Wu crew members RZA and GZA did their fair share of supplying the oddball spitter with their own lyrical material.
Method Man said, "The majority of the verses on that album are old RZA rhymes and GZA rhymes. 'Approach the school, 9:30, you're late,' that's RZA's shit, I heard that shit when I was 14 years old. That whole, 'Easy on my balls, they're fragile as eggs,' niggas said that in a rap battle in fucking 1989. Dirty took all their shit and made it his own and GZA ain't say shit. Most of [Dirty's verses] was GZA's shit. I remember GZA and ODB got in an argument one night and GZA was like, 'Nigga most of that shit on your fucking album is mines anyway!'"
Meh did say classics like "Brooklyn Zoo" were penned by ODB, but also explained that Dirty's rhymes on "Dog Shit," off Wu-Tang Forever, was written by Meth in his youth.
"The fucking, 'Calling me a dog / But leave a dog alone / Because nothing can stop me from burying my bones,' I wrote that when I was 15 years old," Method Man said.
ODB wasn't the only one to face the wrath of Meth, as the rapper called out Ghostface Killah for using his material on "Cherchez La Ghost" from his Supreme Clientele LP.
"That's my song 'I Get Down for My Crown.' I wrote that when I was 16," Method Man said. "The first four bars, 'Brothers try to pass me, but none could match me / No girl can freak me, I'm just too nasty,' that's 'I Get Down for My Crown.' YouTube it and you'll find it because J-Love put all that shit up there..."
As of yet, none of the surviving Wu affiliates have weighed in on Method Man's claims.