Masta Killa was first introduced to the world on the Wu-Tang Clan banger “Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’” in 1993 from the Clan’s classic debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. Due to the fact that he was incarcerated at the time, Killa was unable to appear on any other songs from 36 Chambers, but that memorable verse was enough to secure him a starting position in the seminal supergroup. After his release, Masta Killa appeared on every Wu-Tang Clan album, many Wu solo projects, as well as projects by Afu-Ra, Bounty Killer and Public Enemy. After years of paying dues, Masta Killa feels his time has finally come.
The most quiet and mysterious Wu-Tang member, Masta Killa rarely speaks during public appearances and very little is known about him. “I know I seem serious and quiet to a lot of the fans. That’s because I take my work seriously. It’s not a game. The Clan and I work hard to give you the best,” explains MK. His classic debut album No Said Date was released in 2004, making him the last Wu-Tang member to release a solo LP. Featuring production from RZA and appearances by the entire Clan (including the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard), No Said Date reminded fans that the days of classic Wu albums are far from over.
Masta Killa’s second album, Made In Brooklyn (also featuring the entire Clan) was released in 2006, and his latest full-length is due out in late 2010. Although he may not have emerged as quickly as his brethren, MK has become one of the Wu’s most reliable foot soldiers in the 21st century. “I’m bringing back that original Wu-Tang sound,” he says. “I’m bringing the family and fans back together like how everyone remembers…the whole Wu-Tang movement.”