Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sunz of Man

sunz_of_manSunz of Man is a Wu-Tang Clan affiliated group that currently consists of Prodigal Sunn, Hell Razah, 60 Second Assassin, Shabazz the Disciple and Killah Priest. The group’s first incarnation also included 7th Ambassador and Supreme. It is one of the earliest and most successful of Wu affiliates along with Killarmy, basing much of its lyrical content on biblical stories, social issues, conspiracy theories, and a dose of Five Percenter teachings.

Prior to being affiliated with Wu-Tang, Sunz were initially known as Da Last Future and included Shabazz the Disciple, 7th Ambassador and producer Su-Preme, but not 60 Second Assassin,. Upon their induction into the Wu-Tang family, the group became the first group signed to Wu-Tang Records. In 1995 and 1996, the group released a number of singles, including “No Love Without Hate”, “Soldiers of Darkness” (a collaboration with Killarmy), “Five Arch Angels” and “Bloody Choices”. These tracks were to be included on the group’s planned debut album Nothing New Under the Sun, originally scheduled for release in 1996.

Due to label complications, the album was eventually shelved. It has been rumored that this album was actually completed, due to the appearance of several ads featured in various Hip Hop magazines such as The Source. It has been said that this album had a much darker atmosphere than the group’s later work, with the bulk of the production coming from 4th Disciple, with additional beats by RZA, True Master, Allah Mathematics, Su-Preme, Y-Kim the Illfigure and the late Grym Reaper. By the time the group switched record labels, Shabazz and 7th Ambassador had left the group.