CHilla’s Hiphop Spotlight - Artist of the Day: INSPECTAH DECK
No doubt, the Wu-Tang Clan is filled with BRILLIANT emcees. When you’re in a group with the likes of Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, GZA, and Method Man, you think it would be difficult for your rhyming skills to standout. Somehow, the Rebel INS has managed to be the Wu’s secret, and arguably, most lyrically menacing weapon. Inspectah Deck’s delivery is in a class of its own, first being recognized on the classic “C.R.E.A.M.” and continued throughout the Wu’s tenure, not to mention features on individual solo projects - owning eaCH track.
Although he may not have enjoyed the mainstream success as his fellow Wu brethren (Method Man, ODB), Deck consistently murks every track he laces. Since being exposed to the Wu’s music some 15 or so years ago, Inspectah Deck has always remained my favorite due to his sinister, slick flow, and brute lyrical metaphors. Peep this “Thundercats Freestyle” over the Bad Meets Evil “Scary Movie” track - FIRE