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Written and performed by Zach Sherwin aka MC Mr. Napkins
Beat by Soce the Elemental Wizard (http://www.socetew.com/)
Director/DP: Jacki Moonves
Editor: Steve Ruberto
Production Design: Lauren Cunningham
Gaffer: Chris Saulnier
When I was a little kid, Mama used to play me the Beatles
John, Paul, Ringo, and George
But then I started getting into hip-hop
And I didn't wanna listen to the Fab Four anymore
Man, I did not even bat an eyelid
I said bye to Liverpool, hi to Staten Island
And I abandoned the band for a brand-new
Rap crew named the Wu-Tang Clan
I became a huge fan of the RZA, the GZA
Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ghostface Killah
Method Man, Raekwon the Chef
U-God and Inspectah Deck
This was teenage rebelling I needed to do
But as I proceeded and grew
I accepted my love for both Beatles and Wu
And I've been asking this question
And now I'll repeat it to you:
Which member or members of Wu-Tang
Would correspond to which Beatle?
We'll take these two groups of people
Match column A and column B
And see who is whose equal
From Abbey Road to the 36 Chambers
Toppin' those charts and droppin' those bangers
Which of the Wu-Tang's hip-hoppin' gangsters
Is which mop-topped pop singer's doppelganger?
John. The leader. The smartest
His talons were the sharpest with his talent as an artist
A creative engine, a mystical wizard
A dark brooding visionary, John is the RZA
But Lennon was sentimental and sensitive
Just a wordplayin' eccentric gent who'd give
A stream-of-consciousness touch to his songs like Ghostface
They had close tastes, I'd double 'em up post-haste
I'd also place Dirty in the mixture
They were both clownish and mischievous tricksters
And John said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus
And Ol' Dirty's nickname was "Big Baby Jesus"
George may be the easiest
He'd be the GZA, the Genius
Pensive, intense, and serious
Plus it's "GZA" and "George..."
Alliteration Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit
Who would Paul McCartney's counterpart be?
I'd say Method Man in a heartbeat
They're the cute ones making ladies scream "hey"
Not the most profound, but great in a mainstream way
Paul would be Raekwon too though
Cause Rae and Ghost were a duo
Like Paul and John were
But, overall, I think Paul and Raekwon were
Less powerful than their partners. Moving onward!
Who's left? Bingo! Ringo.
Treated like a joke, he gets less respect
So he and U-God would be neck and neck
But U-God's kind of a defective wreck
Whereas Ringo is more like Inspectah Deck
He's great but underrated, phat though overshadowed
By comparatively-massive attention centers
But an undoubtedly-essential member
And I skipped Masta Killa! Correct -
But only one verse on "36 Chambers?"
And NONE on "Protect Ya Neck?"
His status isn't identical
Like a fifth Beatle, he's the ninth General
But the Wu analogies to the Beatles?
These don't halt at the alter egos.
British invasion, bees on the swarm,
Beatle boots or Timbos for the uniform,
Whether "All Together Now," or "All In Together Now,"
"Big Apple, rotten to the core," Apple Records,
Shaolin to Merseyside,
It all hurt when we heard that John, George, and Dirty died
Cause they're reverse sides of the same dang thang!
The lads and the gods, the yin and yang
Forming like Voltron, Wu-Tang Killa Bees and the Beatles -
To be the Wu-Tang Killa Beatles.
36 Chambers: Wu-Tang's recording studio in Manhattan
Abbey Road: Studio in London where the Beatles famously recorded many of their albums
"All In Together Now": Wu-Tang precursor group consisting of GZA, RZA, and ODB; also the title of one of their songs
"All Together Now": Title of Beatles song from "Yellow Submarine"
Apple Records: The Beatles' record company
Beatle boots: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatle_boot
"Bees on the swarm!": Wu-Tang battle cry
British invasion: nickname for the wave of UK bands that swept the US in the 1960's
"Enter the 36 Chambers": Wu-Tang's classic debut album
"Forming like Voltron": Phrase used by Wu to describe its individual members combining and joining forces
General: One of the original Wu-Tang Clan members
God: Five Percent Nation nickname for a black man
Killa Bees: The Wu-Tang Clan and its many affiliates
Lad: British slang for a young man - the Beatles have been referred to as the lads from Liverpool
Merseyside: Name of county in England where Liverpool, the Beatles' hometown, is located
"Protect Ya Neck": Wu-Tang's debut single
Shaolin: Staten Island, NY - birthplace of the Wu
Timbos: Timberland brand boots (Raekwon: "Rough like Timberland wear. Yeah.")
"Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27zhsc...