During an interview with the People’s Party, Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck reveals how Tupac apparently hated on his verse which led to him being cut off ‘Got My Mind Made Up.’
In the nineties, Wu-Tang Clan was making their mark on hip hop as a group and for some of its members as individual solo artists. Inspectah Deck had aspiration of succeeding on his own just like members Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.
For this reason the New York City born rapper was “hungry” and eager to showcase his skills. Deck along with fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man were ready to collab with Death Row records. The two recorded verses for the Daz produced track ‘Got My Mind Made Up.’
“He [Method Man] said, ‘Yo I’m going to Daz house later on tonight’. Meth was like come through. So, I said ok. I rolled up with Meth and Red. Got there, Daz, RBX, Lady of Rage — its heads in the building.”
After Meth and Redman laid their verses down, others were taking too long. But, for Deck, he was ready. “I get on the mic say my thing. It wasn’t even a plan for me to be on the track, its just like I got in there, the mic is open.” Inspectah Deck said on the People’s Party. Lady of Rage and RBX followed on the track that originally was suppose to feature only Daz, Kurupt, Method Man, and Redman.
That would all change when Tupac Shakur joined the Death Row records family. Tupac fresh out of jail has ready to drop his Death Row records debut album. Suge Knight made sure Tupac had the ability to create the best records, even songs that were not originally intended for Tupac.
“That was kind of weird because Pac came home and then he jumped on that record,” Method Man when he appeared on Established with Angela Yee. “When he came home n—– gave him everything they had and ‘Pac put verses on their stuff.”
This was true for the song “Got My Mind Made Up” which made Book 1 of Tupac’s double album ‘All Eyez On Me.’ Lady of Rage and Inspectah Deck did not make the final cut. “Recently I heard Pac was hating,” Inspectah Deck said laughing on The People’s Party. “It is alright. Rest in peace to the soldier. I wouldn’t have wanted no problem with me on the track neither at that time. At that time I was super hungry.” Thanks to Daz Dillinger who produced the record, Deck still had a small piece of the song, as he is heard at the end of the official release.