Urban Vault caught up with Staten Island based emcee and eldest son of the Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God, iNTeLL, to ask him some questions about his music, collaborations, and inspirations
It would seem that the proclamation ‘Wu-Tang is for the children’, Is finally in fulfillment. iNTeLL, a young Emcee from Staten island and the eldest son of U-God, is releasing his debut album and it doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before. iNTeLL has been on the come up the last few years doing several records with Method man and landing placement on his last album ‘The Meth Lab’ as well as building with the Hip Hop super collective The SnowGoons. He also landed placement on their latest album ‘Goon Bap’, along with other artists such as Token & Chris Rivers, and his upcoming project That Was Then, This is Now is set to drop August 25Th through their label Goon MuSICK. In collaboration with Nah Bro Entertainment. iNTeLL may be new to the scene but he can definitely hold his own lyrically with the legends and the featured guests on his album from Inspectah deck & Mickey Factz to Fred The Godson & Nitty Scott. This Album will exceed any expectations you have about this progeny of the WU.
What is your name?
Peace, I go by iNTeLL….
Where are you from?
I was born & raised in Staten Island New York.
How long have you been making music?
I have been making music since I was in High School, around age 16 or so, so I’d say about ten years now.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
I’ve been pretty active musically over the last couple years, I dropped a bunch of mixtape and projects from 2010 till now and you can download all my previous music on my website iNTeLLmakesMusic.com
Can you tell us about your new album, the background, and inspirations behind it?
My new album ‘That Was Then, This Is Now’ is an amalgamation of my thoughts and emotions played out over some dope production. It was inspired by the trials & tribulations I had to face over the past year. Battling depression whilst also trying to find my true path.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your Career?
A bunch of really dope artists, but to name a few I’m most proud of …. Methodman, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Mickey Factz, Fred The Godson & Nitty Scott
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I’d definitely like to work with DJ Premiere, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West.
What inspires you when you make your music?
The way the world makes me feel and how I perceive every experience of everyday.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
Talent + Determination x Persistence.
What do you think of the music industry in 2017?
I think some changes need to be made in order to allow for more artist’ to thrive.
What have you got planned for 2018?
MORE MUSIC. Definitely, more music and I’m planning to hit a stage near you
What’s your favorite track at the moment?
From my Album? Today it’s ‘GET BUSY ft Nitty Scott’.
What do you do when your not making music?
I make movies. In addition to the music, I’m also a filmmaker.
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In a few words sum up your thoughts about Urban Vault and what we’re trying to do?
I think you guys are doing a great job keeping real music alive.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making dope, fresh music….
Thanks for having me.