he can flow "straight" whenever he wants. evidence on "Silkworm (Holocaust)", "Bastard Swordsmen", etc. fact is tho, anyone could master that style of flowing with a bit of practice. it's old. the fact that 'cloud chooses not to and instead rocks his experimental, hypermetrical flow just makes him that much cooler. and more genuinely creative for that matter.
I love the Blue Sky Black Death beats they did for Holocaust, but his rhymes for the most part aren't very good. I laughed when I heard all the World of Warcraft references he makes on the album, there's tons.
man, this dude was str8 firet up until he went crazy with his robo tank shit
btw it wasnt random facts he was spitting. he was linking different stories that tie together thematically - its called abstract reasoning. the way he put them together was his talent - he's on another level.
Step 1. Go to wikipedia
Step 2. Find random facts about fucked up things no one cares about
Step 3. Try your hardest to make them rhyme.
Step 4. Tell people you are from Wu-Tang so they will want to work with you.
Step 5. Release an album and sell 257 copies
Step 6. Start collecting welfare checks