U-God Seems Engaged, Happy, and Satisfied During Release Of New Venom Album
U-God is releasing his new solo album Venom on a wave of new popularity and interest generated by his autobiography RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang which has already stirred up controversy when he called RZA a "dictator" which spurred RZA to respond in Rolling Stone Magazine. Nonetheless, RZA said that he could see on interviews that U-God was "engaged and happy and satisfied" these days and that's what an artist needs. RZA also commented on U-God lamenting in his new book that he felt "looked down upon", saying that U-God's just realizing now what we've all known, that he's always been a good artist, that the fans love him, and that he's always been an important piece of the puzzle.
Here's what U-God has to say about his brand new album Venom:
The essence of that classic Wu-Tang sound we love so much comes full circle on the God's fifth studio album, Venom. Led by the gritty DJ Green Lantern produced single, “Epicenter” featuring Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Scotty Wotty, U-God wastes no time setting the tone for what’s to come on the album. "Wu-Tang is forever and will always represent the epicenter of hip-hop, me and my brothers throwing darts back to back that's that Park Hill $h*t, watch out we causing Tsunamis of swagger up in this motherfucka," says U-GOD
Venom features 13 tracks with guest appearances by three fellow members of Wu-Tang: Method Man, Raekwon and Inspectah Deck. U-God also gets additional contributions from Scotty Wotty and Nomdiq. Production is handled by Large Professor, Lord Finesse and DJ Green Lantern, among others.