Boot Camp Clik & Wu-Tang Clan Join Forces On A Song That Makes You Duck Down (Audio)
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Today (August 8) marks the release of Sean Price’s Imperius Rex. This is the album that the MC formerly known as Ruck was fast at work on when he died of a heart attack two years ago today (August 8, 2015). One of the highlights from that Duck Down Music LP (a label where Sean spent his entire 20-plus-year career) is “Clans & Cliks.” That track unites three members of Wu-Tang Clan with 4 MCs from Sean’s Boot Camp Clik, including P, himself.
Wu and B.C.C. burst onto the scene as peers. Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage and the Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) were released one month apart in 1993. Both had strong Brooklyn contingents, including Sean Price, who later appeared on Wu’s Chamber Music and Legendary Weapons compilation. P famously rapped on “Like You”: “Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nuttin ta f*ck wit’ / Boot Camp Clik ain’t nuttin ta Wu-Tang / Ni**as seem shocked by the way that I do things / Song with Destiny’s Child, I still ride the 2 train.” Price admired the Shaolin MCs and their infrastructure and even rapped that his squad was inferior. On “Clans & Cliks,” that is put to the test as the bond is booming. Sean is joined by brethren such as Smif-n-Wessun (General Steele and Tek) and his longtime Heltah Skeltah band-mate Rockness Monstah (fka Rock) for the Boot Camp side. On the Wu half of the song, it’s Method Man (a fan and friend of Sean’s), Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck. The song, produced by Nottz, brandishes its vocal sample. The track features a number of album and song titles from both camps, and more references to show that they are forever soldiers on the same side.
In addition to new Sean P!, the playlist has been updated with highlights from Action Bronson and Jay Rock. Together, these artists join A$AP Ferg, Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Nas, Joey Bada$$, Busta Rhymes, Evidence, J. Cole, Saukratess, XXXtentacion, Snoop Dogg, Big Sean, Freddie Gibbs, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, David Banner, Tyler, The Creator, Meek Mill, Jidenna and a host of others.