Boot Camp Clik & Wu-Tang Clan Show No One Has Your Back Like Family (Video)
Sean Price represents one of Hip-Hop’s most resilient stories. He burst onto the scene as one-half of Heltah Skeltah, making powerful impact on the charts as a key extension of the Boot Camp Clik. However, a series of events made the MC formerly known as Ruck nearly have to hang up his Rap dreams in the 2000s. But instead, through grassroots releases on Duck Down, Sean built a sizable solo profile. He became a figurehead of Underground Hip-Hop in the digital age, and an embodiment of Brooklyn realism, gruff wit, and technical rhyme mastery.
Once rapping that, “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 thangs / (Did a) song with Destiny’s Child, I still ride the 2-train,” Sean Price put Clan in the front, even in spite of his own Clik. That was in 2006. In the next decade before his death, Price put Duck Down and Boot Camp on his back. He worked with various Wu members and recruited them for Imperius Rex inclusion “Clans & Cliks” ahead of his death. Featuring Sean’s B.C.C. comrades Rockness Monsta and Smif-N-Wessun, it also taps Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon, Method Man, and Inspectah Deck in a true possé cut.
This song appears on last month’s Imperius Rex album. Ambrosia For Heads is proud to present the “Now You See Me” version of “Clans & Cliks,” featuring Rock, Tek, General Steele, Meth’, Rae’, Rebel I.N.S., and Master Foul. Speaking with Duck Down staff and folks close to P!, this video reveals an intended guest who missed the cut, Sean’s teenage job, and some Hollywood super-fans of “the Barbarian.” Produced by Nottz, this song is a testament to New York City MCs that built 20-plus-year-careers by staying loyal to their families.
About Now You See Me: “Now You See Me” is Ambrosia For Heads’ video series that uses graphics and animation to tell artists’ stories as their music and videos play. “Now You See Me” will allow even the deepest fans to see the artists in ways they’ve never been seen before.