My Lulu Editorial

I did some old school shit yesterday. I bought an album (on iTunes, how old school is that?) off the strength of the rapper’s brand name. The artist in question? Wu-Tang’s Cappadonna. I copped his new Slang Prostitution album just cus it’s Cappa’s, and the fact that for me, he was always a welcomed surprise on the Wu tracks. A while back my man Blackspot [spotvilleradio.com] and I would talk in code, but in the style of Cappa’s “Slang Editorial.” We even dubbed dudes talking our ears off about bullshit LuLu Editorial niggas, mostly because she just said some wild nonsense at the end of her cartoons for no reason (why we were looking at her cartoon at 3am in Houston, TX is beyond me).

Anyway, I copped Cappa’s latest offering and listened to the album. It’s not the greatest beat wise, but I feel the sincerity in his rhymes. I’ve always liked the honesty that them three dudes on the Ironman cover have in their voices. It’s like pain mixed with cocaine…not that I’ve ever had cocaine, but listening to them talk about the nose candy for all these years I would imagine if pain and coke could talk it would sound like them .

Cappa is the forgotten solider of the Wu, was always kinda questionable as far as his official affiliation. Was he ODB’s stand-in or was he just in? Regardless, I liked him. On “Daytona 500” he spazzed out against incredible Rae and Ghost verses, and I don’t even know how to describe what he did to the “Winter Warz” beat. The dude started a joint called “Homicide” on a project called Wu South with a straight up “Hate y’all.” His reckless speak at the beginning of tracks are akin to 50’s shit talking at the end of tracks. Gotta love it, but somewhere along the trip in the game he tripped. Where did shit go wrong for dude?

How do I feel about Slang Prostitution? Hmmm. Love his energy and passion for rapping. Not feeling some of the beats. A dude like Cappa, with all of his stylish shenanigans, needs sound beds just as fly (the album cover is dope though). “Do You Remember?,” “That Staten Island S**t,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Pistachio,” “Fire” and “Stay Shining” are the stand outs for me, can’t forget all three parts of “You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down.”

Not only has the fact that I heard a majority of Raekwon’s OBFCL2 made me flick over to my Wu catalogue lately, but the fact that some of the artists that I respect in that camp, like Cappa are still putting out music is reason enough for me to at least check their work. No major label push, no big name producers, no famous guest stars, no flashy videos, plus the God use to drive a cab after he was out as a rapper and owned up to it is enough to tip my fitted. Even if he only sold 330 albums last week, I’m saluting him for pushing through. He got my $10. -DT

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    “I’ve always liked the honesty that them three dudes on the Ironman cover have in their voices. It’s like pain mixed with cocaine…not that I’ve ever had cocaine, but listening to them talk about the nose candy for all these years I would imagine if pain and coke could talk it would sound like them .”. . . .” plus the God use to drive a cab after he was out as a rapper and owned up to it is enough to tip my fitted. Even if he only sold 330 albums last week, I’m saluting him for pushing through. He got my $10.”

    Oh really? Your actually believe these 40 year old niggas is drug kingpins, but turn around and drive dollar cabs for a living when they albums flops?

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    You would have been better off spending your money on some chicken wings, fried rice and a bootleg movie than buying that trash.

    Fuck these kung fu movie watching ass niggas!

    • http://xxlmag.com DT the Kingpen

      My man Triple H.
      I knew you were gonna be first.

      Not believing all of the coke tales, but like the way they spit it. They sound like movies from their minds. So the honesty is there. Most of these dudes take the stories and don’t even sound close to real. Plus the realest shit from them are the hard times rhymes. Who you fuck with from the Wu? (If any of them, hahah!)

      • Hate Hate and more Hate

        “Who you fuck with from the Wu? (If any of them, hahah!)”

        King Just. lol

        I couldn’t even type that bullshit with a straight face. But on some real shit I don’t fuck with the WU. I can’t get down with all the mathamatics, kung fu, gods, sons and moons shit.

        The best work they ever did was the music tot he movie kill bill and that only because they didn’t rap on it.

        • http://xxlmag.com DT the Kingpen

          The funny shit is, King Just is on the album.

        • http://xxlmag.com DT the Kingpen

          The funny shit is, King Just is on the album.

  • louie mo

    where is g-unot killa at when you need him??????????

    anyway …….. didn’t know cappa drop some new shit…… i’m check it out this weekend

  • http://dashaunworld.blogspot.com Dashaun From Brooklyn

    The real slept on Cappa joint is Run. The ORIGINAL Run. I was never ok with Ghost doing that song when Cap already had a banger done with that name. That being said I never felt Cap was strong enough for an album. To this day I haven’t heard the Pillage. Slang Editorial was a wack song to me.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Gotta give Cappa props…….just for being in the game this long. Don’t worry Cappa, you’ve had 4 albums and some of the most memorable verses in WU History fuck those niggas talkin shit above me!! Knowledge Knowledge!

  • http://songstar1@gmail.com Songstar!

    always loved the WU Affiliates…..dope music

    i got skills would appreciate a review of my beats

    http://www.myspace.com/songstar1

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Oh yeah, tell Allah Mathematics I said what up??!!!

  • amar

    ironman is my favorite ghost album…i’m not too big a fan of cappa’s verses on there but it’s only cause they’re not as good as rae and ghosts’. Also, every song he’s on, he seems to bring the best out of. Daytona 500 and Iron Maiden are both insane

  • http://www.Nakedwithsockson.com www.NakedWithSocksOn.com

    According to RZA, Cappa was always official Wu, he was just locked up when they got the deal and “no one can replace ODB.” At least that’s what he told me when I spoke to him.

    Where the hell you getting CDs for $10? lol

  • OG Matt Herbz

    “Gimme the 50 thou, small bills, my gold plate, my slang kills…”

    Yeah, I lost dude after that, but regardless…Cappa could ride the beat and his verses on 8 Diagrams were on par with the rest of the Wu–for what it’s worth. Slang Editorial (the song) was a bangin joint, but I can’t say that I remember much of the rest of that album. I believe when Napster was at its prime, I tried collecting all his songs to assimilate them into the entire album, but I abandoned the idea after I heard a few songs that just weren’t that great. Anyway, good for him that he’s still in this shit…regardless of whether or not he’s actually getting paid.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

    • http://xxlmag.com DT the Kingpen

      Respect all of that MH.

    • paychexx

      the pillage was dope as hell, it was like ironman left off but his version. OH DONNA, slang editoral, run, darts, milk this cow,.

      i love that album. i aint from ny but “run” painted a clear picture of the d boys on those bricks.

      will cop cappa shit, just becuz i want real niggas to keep rappin.

      for fam to say he drove a cab and own that shit, nuff respect. that a true hustler. who knows fam was probably gettin it on the side. think about it. peace

  • What the ?

    It’s a sad day when a Wu affiliate/member sells only 300 lazy copies, Cappa is sick always was. If your not some faggot pop-hop dick-rider these days like t-pain, akon, kangay, lil weiner ect.. you can’t sell shit, then again only 12 year old females buy sh1t anymore so it makes sense.

  • $ykotic

    Good look DT.

    All I needed was a review of the project. Never saw one until now.

    “97 Mentality” is another hot drop from Capp.

    • $ykotic

      Damn. I forgot “Run”.

      So hot it was made 2x(Ghostface). You could tell the way Ghost was feeling it in the video that that song was his favorite.

  • Dub Sac

    Never really felt Cappa that much. He had some good verses (he destroys “For Heaven’s Sake”), but can anyone tell me what the fuck happened to him on “Buck 80″? The last few lines of his verse are him just saying random shit. It’s like a train derailing…

    Sorry – didn’t mean to rain on the parade.

  • miles archer

    My boy used to bump into him in Baltimore when he was driving a cab. If you know Baltimore you know there’s other ways of getting money there. You can figure that out for yourself.

    Anyway, his first album had great production which got me to copp his second album. Not coppin his third. Sorry Donna-J-Bird, but like every Wu project the last few years it just isn’t working for me. The ryhmes are there but the delivery and sonic landscape sound really lazy and uninspired.

    myspace.com/fastlifearchitects
    miles archer

  • daz_oc

    Word……..that Winter Warz verse was something else. His and Ghost verses the shit on that joint but Cappa goes harder. just like you said DT cant even describe it.

  • brand-new

    i always said cappadonna was the best lyricist in the wu, butt that was almost 10 years ago….damn

  • brand-new

    i always said cappadonna was the best lyricist in the wu but, damn that was 10 yrs ago……dammm

  • brand-new

    gjl’ hhggggfa

  • http://pimpinpens.blogspot.com enzo

    read it like a novel
    donna cappa goins
    striving my sons need dollers and coins
    whether in New York or Compton Califoirns
    I come correct 22 outfits and a mic check
    one derby Cappuccino the great
    sitting at the table where the Gambino’s ate
    building Wu Tang Clan concentrate

  • Avenger XL

    I feel where you coming from DT. But Cappa Donna never worked his persona correctly. Ever member of the WU that Blew(PAuse). Played a character well and all of the B team didn’t have any character or imaging even if they could rhyme they ass off. The beats in the b team were hella under cooked and I thinked they started to get to the major weight in the clan when RZA went hollywood or started smoking too many dust blunts.

    • http://xxlmag.com DT the Kingpen

      Ha! Your RZA line is raw, but there is some truth. I went to the first Wu album to see if I was bugging, cus some of y’all cats had me thinking. The beats are iller than some of the rhymes! RZA’s passion to get the crew on could be felt in the basslines. I rocked it in the car for the first time in a long time and the bottom on the tracks made me turn it down. With beats like that, you can’t help but go hard. I also feel that with so many MCs to feed beats to (A team and B team and fuck it…D team, it was a lot of niggas!), the quality is bound to suffer at some point…

  • http://www.vetzballin.com DJ Rhude

    Cappadonna is an enigma. One minute he’ll scorch the earth with a verse like on Winter Warz, then he’ll come back on some rambling shit lol. Then he’ll come back with a banger like 97 Mentality. Like I was telling DT, Cappa’s the only MC I know who you can describe as wack and dope at the same time lol

  • SW PHILLY

    Anybody remember GP-WU ?

    • neibo

      ye…GP-WU…i copped that album like 10 years ago…the producton was good.

  • medski the prophet

    Cappa fans shouldn’t sleep on that digital album from 07 the Cappatalize Project.

    Some fire production on that shit.

  • that nigga

    (why we were looking at her cartoon at 3am in Houston, TX is beyond me).
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    Thats some gay shit. But seriously I like Cappa.

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