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Mathematics, or Allah Mathematics, is a DJ and producer who has been part of the Wu-Tang Clan since before there was a Wu-Tang Clan. He DJ’d for GZA in the early 1990s, back when the rapper was known as “The Genius.” At the same time, Mathematics kept seeing a young rapper named Rakeem around town. That guy, Rakeem, would soon become the RZA, and would assemble an all-star team of MCs to form one of the most influential rap groups of all time.

Mathematics DJ’d for almost all of the Wu members at different points, as well as spinoff groups like Red and Meth. But starting in the mid-1990s, he really made his mark as a producer. Mathematics produced some of the best-loved songs from Wu-related projects, including “Mighty Healthy,” “Cobra Clutch,” “Wu Banga 101,” and more. He also designed the crew’s famous “W” logo.

In recent years, he’s been heavily involved with group albums like Iron Flag and A Better Tomorrow. All of this culminated in his new album, Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues. The record features contributions from almost every member of the Clan, and is executive-produced by RZA himself.

Tracks featured in this episode:

  1. Big Daddy Kane, “Groove with it”
  2. Barry DeVorzon, “Theme From ‘The Warriors’”
  3. The Warriors (3/8) Movie CLIP - The Warriors Did It! (1979) HD
  4. Lord Jamar, “Supreme Mathematics (Born Mix)”
  5. Digable Planets, “9th Wonder (Blackitolism)”
  6. Breakestra, “Show and Prove”
  7. 50 Cent, “Ghetto Quran”
  8. 50 Cent, “Many Men (Wish Death)”
  9. Grandmaster Vic - 6-10-95 Side A
  10. Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick, “The Show”
  11. The Classical Two, “Raps New Generation”
  12. Boogie Down Productions, “The Bridge Is Over”
  13. MC Shan, “The Bridge”
  14. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, “It’s a Demo”
  15. The Honey Drippers, “Impeach the President”
  16. Melvin Bliss, “Synthetic Subsitution”
  17. Dennis Coffey, “Scorpio”
  18. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, “I Can’t Stop”
  19. Bob James, “Take Me to the Mardis Gras”
  20. Bob James, “Nautilus”
  21. The Genius, “Words From a Genius”
  22. Mpc 60 Akai S950 Classic Combo Beat
  23. Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine - Overview
  24. Prince Rakeem, “Oooh I Love You Rakeem”
  25. Beat Kings (2006)
  26. Beat Kings (2006)
  27. Ghostface Killah, “Fast Life”
  28. Raekwon f/Ghostface Killah, Method Man, & Cappadonna, “Ice Cream”
  29. Wu-Tang Clan, “Bring Da Ruckus”
  30. Wu-Tang’s RZA talks to Kotori about his producing history
  31. Method Man, Rik’y Waters, “Win Some, Lose Some”
  32. Gennaside II, “Narra Mine (Wu-Tang Clan Remix)”
  33. Wu-Tang Clan, “40th Street Black / We Will Fight”
  34. Wu-Tang Clan, “America”
  35. Ghostface Killah f/Trife & Twiz, “Theodore”
  36. Ghostface Killah, “Cobra Clutch”
  37. Ghostface Killah f/GZA, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, & Raekwon, “Wu Banga 101”
  38. Ghostface Killah, “Mighty Healthy”
  39. Wu-Syndicate, “Pointin’ Fingers”
  40. Cappadonna, “Oh-Donna”
  41. Ghostface Killah, “Strawberry”
  42. GZA, “Mic Trippin”
  43. Mathematics, “Shorty - Instrumental”
  44. Mathematics, “Dollar $ Bill - Instrumentals”
  45. Wu-Tang f/Inspectah Deck & Redman, “Lesson Learn’d”
  46. Curtis Mayfield, “The Makings Of You”
  47. Sam & Dave, “Soul Man - LP/Single Version”
  48. MFSB & The Three Degrees, “T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)”
  49. Isaac Hayes, “Walk On By”
  50. Beyonce, “6-inch
  51. The Notorious B.I.G.,”Warning”
  52. MF DOOM, “Dead Bent“
  53. 2pac, “Me Against The World
  54. Isaac Hayes, “Walk On By”
  55. Mathematics f/Method Man, Ali Vegas, & Eyes Low, “Cocaine”
  56. Wu-Tang Clan, “Do You Really (Thang Thang)”
  57. Method Man & Redman f/Mally G & Jamal, “Dat’s Dat Shit”
  58. Method Man & Redman, “BO2 (Intro)”
  59. Killarmy, “5 Stages of Consciousness”
  60. Keni Burke, “Risin’ to the Top”
  61. Redman, “How To Roll A Blunt”
  62. Allah Mathematics (Wu-Tang Clan Dj) Presents Art Of Entertainment Documentary: About The Music Industry In The State Of Confusion [Trailer]
  63. Wu-Tang f/Method Man, Killa Priest, & Chris Rivers, “Frozen”
  64. Wu-Tang f/Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA, & Sean Price, “Pearl Harbor”
  65. 40 Cal., “Ten Stacks”

Show notes:

  1. The Warriors (3/8) Movie CLIP - The Warriors Did It! (1979) HD
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