Ghostface Killah - The Sun (feat. Raekwon, Slick Rick, & The RZA)
Allow me to introduce you to my favorite Wu-Tang (related) track of all time. First of, it’s a song….about THE SUN. Yea, really. It’s a rap song devoted to THE SUN and how awesome it is and how it radiates energy and gives life and “can never be pussy, always come out, [and] sits right there even if you pull your gun out”.
In fact, it just might be one of my favorite songs, in general.
Secondly, Slick Rick’s verse kills everything. His flow in this song hasn’t aged a bit and his lyrics are nothing short of poetry. The way he says “it’s haaard to go back to work when your lunch break’s finished” is perfection.
Third, come on it’s a song about THE SUN!!! Maybe RZA was in the studio one day listening to The Velvet Underground’s Loaded and was like “yo you know who loves the sun, Lou Reed? Wu-Tang love the sun…BONG BONG…doodoodooodooot”. One can only imagine how the genius mind operates. The only bummer is that RZA couldn’t get this sample cleared so it never made Ghostface’s album. But thanks to the internet it’s here, and it’s been one of my favorites since I first heard it.
ED. NOTE: Based on “I wish we had three more of you”, I suspect Rae does not believe in global warming.