Just like any burgeoning culture, hip-hop is inundated with corruptions and false promises. Lately, the MCs in commercial leadership are too busy basking in their new found riches to uplift the starving streets that supported their talent in the first place. But while the false prophets are shopping at Chanel and sipping Cristal, there's a growing number of MCs that are dead set on pulling hip-hop music out of fantasy rap mode and back into potent reflections of real life.
As a member of one of the most significant musical collectives in recent history, Inspectah Deck, born July 6, 1970, has never fallen victim to the ill powers that be. Inspectah Deck was one of the featured rappers on many of the Wu Tang Clan's major hits like: Triumph, C.R.E.A.M., Pinky Ring and more.
With albums like 1999's Uncontrolled Substance, 2003's The Movement, 2006's Resident Patient, and 2010's Manifesto/Manifesto Redux (Dubstep), Deck is known to merge both the deep soul and righteous posturing of the decade's urban legends seamlessly with today's current events.
By challenging both conventional big business standards and popular hip-hop principals, Inspectah Deck is poised to enrich the rap game with one his most thought provoking and lyrically cohesive works to date. "I'm not trying to save the world; I'm just trying to save the music. The music I grew up with educated you. I'm trying to take it back to when you got respected on the weight of your thoughts and character and not your material possessions."