Inspectah Deck Speaks On Drake’s “Wu-Tang Forever”

blame it on JES7 September 13, 2013

A day after Drake released his new, slightly controversial single titled “Wu-Tang Forever“, Wu’s own Rebel INS took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the song. Read the timeline after the jump. Spotted at HHDX; Peace to Junclassic.

Deck originally stated (without hearing the song first):

However, after hearing the song, INS wrote tweeted the following:

What’s the dopeboyz/girlz thoughts on this? Do you think it’s a true tribute to the Wu, or perhaps a form of exploitation? Sound off in the c-section.

  • Anonymous

    This dude just can’t make up his mind

    • marinater

      maybe u read that wrong

      first, he couldnt understand the hate towards drake then after he heard the song,he tweeted his thoughts about it

    • marinater

      maybe you read that wrong

      first, he could not understand the hate towards drake then after he heard the song,he tweeted his thoughts about it

  • fuck2dopebois

    drake a fucking clown only emo groupie ass niggas fuck wit him PROTECT YA NECK! WUUUUU

  • Nigga what Nigga who

    If you’re going to make a song titled Wu-Tang Forever then make a song that has something to do with Wu-Tang. It isn’t that hard.

  • deeznuuuuts

    i used to be a fan but drake is getting corny af now, seriously.

  • fuckthis

    I don’t give a fuck if this song was a 9 verse love balled to each and every Wu member, this is some exploitative bullshit. If Aubrey was so into Wu-Tang then how come there is absolutely 0 Wu influence in his music? Wu-Tang was raw and gritty, hip hop in its most beautiful form, Drake is super polished, commercial ho shit.

  • hateYall

    now? now drake is getting corny? @deeeeznuuuts
    drakes been too corny to fuck with since “i want this shit forever” with EM,Ye, etc.. Drake before that was the shit

  • gregory kruxx.

    the Rebel INS is right…told yall niggahs

  • Hancock

    Drake – what can i do for some more street cred? hhhm

  • est

    When did drake say it was a tribute? Don’t be ignorant, its just a creative song title, he uses wu tang flows mid way through the song and he keeps saying some girl is telling him “its yours” like the name of tat wu tang song. Is it that serious?

    • Hater police

      Exactly. A lot of you people sound like idiots. If you don’t like the guy’s music then don’t listen to it. You people put too much energy into hating.


    100% agree with Inspectah Deck. Why the fuck call the track “Wu-Tang Forever” if you are not going to take the opportunity to tribute the classic super crew. At least show some sort of Wu influence within the track . Just another publicity stunt in a weak attempt to gain some street credit. Unfortunately Drake is softer than a grain and has as much street cred as does Pee Wee Herman

  • suge white

    what a tv actor is acting gangsta/down fucking shocker………………………………………fuck drake cant rap ok singer overated

  • Mr. Nito Brown

    I understand why you might not like the record it but he’s kinda putting the Clan on, Youknawmean. How many kids ages 12-17 today have heard of the Wu ,Youknawmean, or heard their music. Now kids are gonna start getting into the the Shaolin brothers and the history of hip-hop, Youknawmean. If you play 36 Chambers to a kid who this Future is a great singer, Youknawmean, he’ll diss it but if you have Drake (an artist with a HUGE audience) sample the group, the kid will be more receptive to the “guys in that Drake song.”

    *But it woulda been dope if 40 and RZA teamed up on the boards for a Drake x Wu Posse Cut, Youknawmean.

  • Mr. Nito Brown

    * “to a kid who thinks Future is a great singer”

  • FakirWise

    Mr. Nito Brown….
    Drake is not putting these young kids on to Wu Tang. He has the youth’s attention already just by his name alone, titling a song after Wu and having nothing in the track that listeners can identify with Wu Tang doesn’t make sense.

    Hell, saying “it’s yours” in a track doesn’t even do the trick. One can just as easily say it was a tribute to T La Rocks’ “It’s Yours” which Nas sampled the vocals.

  • Evelyn

    At the end of the day, it’s just a song, get over it. I didn’t know anyone from Wu tang by name until Drake named a song after them. I dont even know any of their songs. It’s a win win.

  • nc.

    i agree with him. inspectah never dissed drake nor did he say that the song was bad. it just didn’t represent Wu-Tang’s music when it was assumed to have bc of the title. drake could have named it something else. why sing on it?

  • who cares

    Fact: Drake named the song “Wu-Tang Forever” just to attract some attention.
    Fact: It sucks, but we’re feeding into it.
    Fact: I want someone in the Wu camp to go at his head.

  • Mykey Myk

    Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing To Fuck With
    That Young Money Faggot clearly didn’t understand what RZA said on Wu-Forever ’bout singing MC’s…

  • The Truth Serum

    Y’all need to scroll up and read what Evelyn said…

    …the dumb bitch has a point!
    (Yes, you’re a dumb bitch ’cause you don’t know who Wu-Tang is.)

  • king will

    Drake is just trying to copy J. Cole on some Let Nas Down shit.
    Wu clan would murder people like Drake back in the day. They need to respond to Drake and shut him up.

  • SHOWMAN3000

    I love Drake but Inspectah Deck is absolutely right. I did the same thing. I saw the title and was immediately excited, expecting to hear something Wu-Tang related like a sample, a similar beat, a hook with their name in it, a story about Wu-Tang or some Wu-Tang references and I HEARD NONE of the sort. Can’t believe he did that. HE LET A LOT OF PEOPLE DOWN. That was disrespectful and tasteless. Even if the song title had some hidden meaning for his self that still doesn’t matter. It automatically will send the wrong message to all his fans, Wu fans and most importantly the members who put in all the ground work to build their careers to success. SMH. I’m absolutely disappointed.

  • B

    people are mad like drake dissed them. he made the song with it’s yours sample and used a line from it as well and because he is a fan of wu he named it that I don’t get what the big deal is. people are mad for the dumbest reasons. so much negativity. he did nothing wrong. people were expecting him to rap like wu and spit some street shit lol he has his own lane which is working for him.

  • American Dummies

    Why would people call this exploitation? If something, Wu Tang would get more publicity of a Drake song, than the other way around. And thats coming from a guy who got his first hip hop album at 11. A Wu album.
    The titel is clever, exactly because the reference to Wu Tang in this song is so understated. You can pay respect to people in other ways than buliding them monuments.

  • SHOWMAN3000

    Now I am a Drake fan and those reasons and explanations are reaching. It was not in good taste at all. Just deal with the truth. I’m still a big Drake fan since Room For Improvement and Comeback Season days but it was not in good taste. I don’t think anyone here was expecting a “street song” or a thousand “Wu” quotes cuz that’s not his lane. I think he should have associated the “tribute” with more taste either lyrically or musically. He didn’t.

  • Erik

    As to paraphrase the wu tang forever intro: ” on the fucking Cuban link album, we told y’all ni**as not to bite our shit. Get your own shit. Y’all ni**as keep bitin'”

    Drake is a fuckin 10 percenter, no doubts!

  • Herbclouds

    “machine gun raps for my niggas in the back”

  • Rome

    drake is a pop rnb artist who sometimes raps he should stay in his lane. just because your black and rap does not mean your hip hop. he is marketed very well hanging with all the popular rappers and shit.

  • gregory kruxx.

    @Evelyn If you do not know Rza, or Method Man or Ghost or Rae, then you do not know much about Hip Hop. And this is not a diss!!! I repeat this is not a diss!!! Go back and do your history so you can understand why people are offended…Music is something that has been here forever…And in the words of DJ Premier..In order to know where you are going you need to know where you came from…Know your history..Know who made it possible for you to be here in the first place…Again the song is dope..but the title is no bueno.. WU TANG FOREVER are some powerful words..I sure remember how powerful they first seemed when that album dropped in 97…And that phrase has become more powerful day by day even if they arent poppin like that anymore and some younger kids dont know them…Its our job to educate and keep people in tune and make then aware of what they should know…
    Drakes dope,,,but poor song title choice,,, very poor… I know its art but we talking 9 shoguns who changed music..not just rap…music

  • gregory kruxx.

    @Rome your are mistaken if you do not think Drake is Hip Hop…Do not be mistaken…Pop means POPULAR thats all…The Beatles were pop…They changed the face of music… Jay Z been pop… Hes the definition of Hip Hop… Stop makin it about a label…fuck a label..Drakes apart of the culture whether you like it or not and his music is whether you like it or not….lets stop being ignorant people…
    im done n getting off these blogs soon..people are krazy naive and have much to learn before they can make the comments they do

  • eyxcjhb

    “And in the words of DJ Premier..In order to know where you are going you need to know where you came from”

    yea….im sure premier came up with that one…..

  • lol for ppl that say you don’t hear wu in his music. 1. wu’s core is gritty boom bap, but they’ve covered far greater than that, and have a greater influence. Even Kanye’s sound he’s said is largely influence by RZA. Did you not listen to that bobby digital? that “W”? You fucks are puttin Wu in a box.

    2. Ya’ll are stupid believing that an artist has to sound who they listen to. you don’t know hip hop. You sound like yourself. You don’t think ASAP rocky hasn’t heard every rakim record over and over? If that dude wanted to sound like rakim, he would, but he’s himself. The point is to rep yourself. This is a tribute to wu because its a combination of their styles.

    3. Ppl are actin like wu fans are all gully niggas from staten island when that’s clearly not the case. most wu fans are suburban dudes from canada to japan. give me a fuckin break.

  • pretty sure its about the mentality

  • Is that egg on your face?

    Drake already recorded the remix to wu tang forever WITH wu-tang MONTHS AGO.

    Confirmed by U-God.

    “They wanted us to remix it and get on there [so] you gon’ probably hear another one with us on it,” says U-God, shortly after landing in San Francisco to perform at Rock The Bells on Sunday. “Meth did his verse—we all did our verses. I wrote my rhyme in probably 15, 20 minutes. We were moving so fast we only had about four hours of studio time. If I had some time to really sit down and get juicy with it, I probably could’ve got juicier with it. But I still do a nice one, I still do a real banger.”


  • HeroicFigure

    TriPAUD you are TRIPPIN. Have you even listen to the wack ass Drake song? Cause if you had you wouldn’t be saying it was a combination of ANY Wu styles at all. The lyricism as well as the beat/music had NOTHING to do with the WU’s style at all. Get outta here with the just defendin Drake crap.

  • jorgey

    ppl say drake is keeping the new age of fans up on wu-tang…how, if you are a die hard drake fan and you listen to this, you would expect wu-tang to have some shit like this, the same way most of us expected this joint to be hard aas fuck. so he is introducing a false expectation to the new age and if they go back to do history they would be disappointed, if they are drake fans

  • Advance

    I just read a comment saying Drake is putting Wu on by doing this. It’s time to end it all