* indicates required
Okayplayer News

To continue reading

Create a free account or sign in to unlock more free articles.

By continuing, you agree to the Terms of Service and acknowledge our Privacy Policy

Video: RZA "Unspoken Word" + "Protect Ya Neck", Decoded

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

The good folks of L+T go inside the rappers studio, so to speak as The RZA decodes his lyrics from the Bobby Digital track "Unspoken Word" as well as his verse from the original Wu-Tang classic of classics "Protect Your Neck." Some of the lines are not so deeply coded that you couldn't decipher them with, as the RZA-rector points out several times, "common sense." But it's still fun to hear him break down lines like "We have 10 times ten men [trans. "that's a hundred men"] /Commitin' mad sin [trans. "We was criminals"] / Turn the other cheek, we break your f**kin chin [trans. "No soft shit. We snuff n**gas. All that."] To peep the secrets, unroll the holy scrolls below: