A lot of people don't know this about Wu-Tang, it started from a focused mind. I was given total autonomy to do whatever I want with them... They agreed, to me, to be a dictator for five years. And in those five years, it's considered some of our best work.
I keep all my work and files and kung-fu movies on my laptop because sometimes you travel, and the Internet is slow.
I love the Bee Gees, and I love Barry Gibb and Andy Gibb. I listen to them almost every day.
I wrote a big animation scene for 'Iron Fists,' but we couldn't afford all that.
The influence of the Shaw Brothers films on my work has been profound. In addition to the richness of Asian culture, we at Wu-Tang were fascinated with the struggles between the oppressed Chinese villagers and the repressive Manchu authority and how it mirrored our own experiences growing up as black kids in America's inner cities.
I got a bad habit of creating.
Art - the beautiful thing about art, from my standpoint, is that it has no discrimination.
Parenting is something that I got early, because when you grow up without a father being there, and you see a single mother struggle to feed the kids, you do not want to put your own blood through that.
A wise man has to always listen to the peers he surrounds around himself. That's why you surround yourself with other smart people. Captain Kirk keep Mr. Spock right beside him.
I'm a big fan of technology; I've been a geek since 1986... and I was spending all my paper money on gadgets.
The history of black America was from slavery, oppression, civil rights, and you felt kind of isolated as an entity in our country.
The black community has for a long time been a part of the Hollywood community, and of course we would love to have a more proportionate ratio of films that tell our stories.
I didn't learn black history in school. I had to go find Malcolm X books.
In the past, when Jay-Z did 'Best of Both Worlds' with R. Kelly, I thought it was a great album, but the campaign went south because of personalities.
When I was eight or nine years old, my older cousin took me to the St. George Theatre on Staten Island to see a Bruce Lee movie and a Jim Kelly movie. Those were my first martial-arts films, and I fell in love with the genre back then.
One of my illest villains was the Butcher from 'Gangs of New York,' Daniel Day-Lewis.
I tell my sons, I say, if you're going somewhere, you don't have to wear a hoodie - we live in New York, so a hoodie and all that is all good. But sometimes, you know, button up your shirt. Clean up.
I thought about doing '36 Chambers' on Broadway.
Wu-Tang Clan's first album, '36 Chambers,' there wasn't a lot of money given to make that album.
The way you have to think in chess is good for everyday thinking, really, especially for brothers in the urban community who never take that second look, never take that second thought.