Maxim Magazine recently sat down with GZA to discuss the state of hip hop, how the “kids” are different, the importance of paying tribute to ODB on the Wu-Tang Clan’s new album ‘8 Diagrams’, and his plans for ’08. “There’s a lot of money involved now,” GZA said. “When hip hop was started, back in the ’70s, a lot of the young were into gangs, violence, drugs, and things of that nature. So it also gave them something to do other than get in trouble and all that. It was a positive thing when it started.”
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