Using the video as a launching point now that the 2nd Generation WU legacy is well underway with the debut of single â€œ7.O.D.â€ last Fall and now with â€œNew Generation,â€ iNTeLL and PXWER have set off on a new branch of the WU Family Tree by coining their new project GFTD. â€œWhen we launched â€˜7.O.D.â€™ back in November, we had more than just the two of us to represent 2nd Generation Wu,â€ he explains, in response to similarities in the grand â€˜father and kidâ€™ combos that include the Lennons, the Marleys, the Kravitzes, the Dylans, the Coles, the Zappas and the Van Halens among others.
â€œNow, because SunGod [son of Ghostface Killah] is on Tour with GFK and YDB [son of the late Old Dirty Bastard] is on tour with WTC, me and PXWER have decided to be GFTD. Pronounced â€˜Giftedâ€™, also an acronym stating Go For The Dream or Going For The Dome became our music will expand your mind,â€ he continues.
Even though Wu-Tang blood courses through their veins, the aforementioned Method Manâ€™s feature on â€œNew Generation (Remix)â€ wasnâ€™t something that the band took for granted. â€œThis will be my fourth collaboration with Mef, and each time is more epic than the last,â€ explains iNTeLL. â€œThis one was unexpected though because I wasnâ€™t going to reach out to any of the OGs for collabs for this GFTD album we are working on [out later 2020]. However, when I was summoned so he could hear what was being cooked up, I was pleasantly surprised. It didnâ€™t take long. I played him random tracks from the album and when he heard â€˜New Generation,â€™ he was like â€˜that oneâ€™ after hearing the beat for a few seconds.â€ Since the original (upcoming album version) was already on its way for release, they decided to create the remix to make sure Method Manâ€™s contribution was highlighted.
Now, as they continue prep on the upcoming GFTD album, iNTeLL and PXWER are looking forward to the new stage in their continuation of the WU legacy. â€œEvery few years, Hip Hop reaches within itself to bring out something new,â€ he concludes. â€œThis nostalgic sound from the new generation became what we now know as 2nd Generation Wu (Pxwer, SunGod, YDB & iNTeLL) from the gathering of royal hip hop lineage. â€˜7.O.D.â€™ was born and The World was awakened to a different but familiar style that Hip Hop seemed to have found within itself. However, thereâ€™s even more departments within 2GWU just like from â€˜Wu-Massacreâ€™ and â€˜Wu-Blockâ€™ from the original Wu lineage. After digging deeper into 2nd Generation Wu, we unearthed the GFTD. Comprised of 2nd Generation Wu members iNTeLL and PXWER this dynamic duo expresses the greatness embedded in their DNA as they formulate their own ways to uplift and educate the masses through longevity & timeless music.â€