On an interview with the site during Myalansky's release of
his last installation of the mixtape series "AMW vol. 3",
Mya finally agreed after much persuasion to go through this
classic five star album. With this in motion we got in touch
with Napoleon who also agreed to add on to the pot. Enjoy!
Thug War [Produced by dj Devastator]:
Thug war was crazy because at the time i had
just came home from doing a bid. My man Jamakin Peter
was doing his thing and he introduced me to Dj
Devastator at Daryls retaraunt in Norfolk... Dj hit me
with a disc 'Where wuz heaven' track thug war track
etc.. I took the disk and was in the lab bustin my pen
and at the same time in the streets of portsmouth it was
a war going on... My lil homie rip lil steve had got
kidnap for randsome and was killed... It was ugly and
inspired me to come up with that concept for that track.
Just like Mya said when we first got that track
Jamaican Pete was suppose to be our manager at first so
we got wit Devastator, heard the track and wrote
something crazy but when we originally recorded it we
went to a messed up studio so it didn't turn out right
then Jamaican Pete got locked up so eventually we ended
up linking wit Daddy O ...but Thug War was the beginning
and eventually we re-recorded it and it turned out
Pointin' Fingers [Produced by Allah Mathematics]
Myalansky: We recorded this track at sound castle
studio in hollywood.. Math bless us wit the track at Rza
crib kenwood apt in Burbank CA.. We sat down twist up
that shit and the results is pointin fingers.. I'm
Napoleon: This song was recorded during
the time I had left Cali because I had court cases to
attend so while I was gone they just kept it moving but
the song came out crazy typical syndicate murder.
Global Politics feat. 12 o'clock
[Produced by Dj Devastator]:
remember it like yesterday i was sitting at the table
burbank ca writing this vesre and 12 o clock walked in
like yo I'm hoping on that shit.. I mean thats Ol' Dirty
lil bro so we had to show the god love.. Got mad respect
for Brooklyn Zoo.. Popa Chief, Shorty shit stain, Rasan
the Zookeeper they some real NY street niggas no
hollywood shit...dudes get it in.
I remember being in the studio that night Divine
was there that night so I went in the booth last because
I had that crazy verse last and when I came out I went
over to Divine and asked him how my verse was and he
said u killed it god, this joint was one of my
VA Cats [produced by Dj Devastator]
The night we laid this track ODB was buggin at the
studio.. He had a session wit producers ready wainting
on him for hours.. He pull up in the lex truck singing
then pull off never coming back to record his album..we
was in studio b sound castle and just thought on this
track we should rep virginia being that no one had ever
heard of rap artist from va that was connected with
Wu-tang.. VA was the foundation for lot of off the
record events ya dig.
again I was gone back to VA but I had a chance to get on
that track way back but for some reason that track just
didnít grab me so I never wrote to it but it came out
crazy... "Cats be eyeing me, somebody snitching,
somebody dying, see 2500 a big 8 heard he was
buying 3" ...thatís how it was.
Metropolis [Produced by Dj
Lol I was so high off that Cali sticky green that night
I passed out in the studio when I woke up it was day
time and Joe Mafia had murded the track for dolo.. I
heard that shit and was like aint shit i can do to it he
had already said enuff.
thats Joe Mafia at his best of course, he was crazy wit
the bars since he was 12.
Golden Sands [Produced by Dj Devastator]:
This is when all me and Joe Mafia was chosen to be
the only two faces on the cover hodling the brand Wu
Napoleon: I was on this song at first,
when u hear them saying the hook that was my hook even
tho I got omitted from the song I'm glad they used my
Crime Syndicate [Produced by Dj Devastator]
This was like '97 we exchanged versis over the
phone infact micky mirrors was suppose to be on the
track but he had charges in new york....va and new york
had the bridge up crazy.
First song we ever had on the radio they did it on
103jamz Rock it or stop it and we was in NY and people
were calling saying everybody said Rock it and it was on
Were was heaven? [Produced by Dj Devastator]:
You already know this was my life story as a kid.
Virginia brought opportunity for a lot of hustlers, i
seen a lot of blood shed aswell as the glitz and glamor
of the underworld.. My nigga jamakin pete gave me the
track and was like this shit is diamond cut son i will
nerver forget that shit.... I sat down for weeks wit
that track trying to figure out what direction i wanted
to take it...one night at my baby moms crib i was puffy
on some grandaddy purple and the vision became clear as
i listen to the track i could hear and see the pain of
the struggle and the reality of not knowing really if
there was a better place than the hell the ghetto given
us for so many years... Where wuz heaven.
explanatory, classic Mya, classic Syndicate.
Ice Age [Produced by E The Dred]:
Its crazy because actually Napoleon came up with the
concept for this track and me and Joe Mafia just jumped
on it like fuck it.
was my coming out party, I got the track from Dred and
wrote my verse and told Joe and Mya bout it. I didnít do
the hook until we got into the studio and I did it on
the spot and the look on people faces was priceless
because Mya had been doing all the hooks but I came thru
wit that '22 century shit, microchip pole chamber'
now its the best song on the album most say.
Ghetto Syringe feat. 12 O'Clock
[Produced by Dj Devastator] :
Myalansky: This track was
written in Cali, we was at the Kenwood apt.. Burbank
Twelve o clock wasnt even on the track at first but La
the Darkman was but some how through politics that
changed... La the Aarkman murdered the track.
I said 'I pull heist like the Columbos mob lifestyle
speak in codes and hieroglyphics son watch the money
pile' .... Yeah everybody smashed that one.
Young Brothas [Produced by Dj Devastator]:
This was a time when we did lock outs in
sound castle studio hollywood CA from 8pm to 8am. We was
up all night wile devastator was cooking up tracks.. We
heard this shit and was like yo thats it next thing you
know we got verses laid.. Its crazy because that same
morning we couldnt get back to burbank lapd had shit on
lock because of the north hollywood bank robbery when
two dudes was bullet proof down and banged out wit them
choppers..yea we was out there at that time!
Thats my favorite Joe and Mya song, DJ Devastator
murdered that track.
Weary Eyes [Produced by E the Dred] :
Once again I think Napoleon picked this track
and I just hoped on it, we shot the video in Manhattan
while Nas and Puffy was shooting 'you can hate me now'
around the corner...as you notice in the video you heard
Napoleon verse but he was locked in virgina at the time.
One of the greatest songs of all times just imagine if I
was home and not locked up how crazy everything wouldíve
Muzzle Toe [produced by Allah Mathematics] :
This was us saying we married to the mob or in
other words the syndicate... Bobby digital was shooting
his movie at this time.. Mathamatics threw us the track
we puffed on some sticky and splash the shit.
Ask Son [Produced by Dj Devastator]
Damn I was locked up in cali for Rule allah
power equality charges at this time and couldnt complete
my verse. Chick tried to play a nigga but Old Dirty
Bastard, Daddy O and Rza... Took care of that...so when
i got out i finished my vers... You better ask son?
Wings of Life [produced by Dj Devastator]:
Myalansky: We was was expressing the flight we have
from one level of life to the next.... Stair case to
stage type shit figure deal me.
Lutunza [Produced by Smokin Joeh]
Yo I was in Virginia when I wrote this shit P town my
nigga was off the blicka... Niggas cribs was gettin
rushed.. Adt alarms was worthless.. The wolves was
lerkin crazy...jooks was a everyday factor hands down
that was the way portsmouth laid it down niggas
know....should i continue?
Bust a Slug feat. Trigga and ill knob
[Produced by Smokin Joeh]
Myalansky: We wrote this shit
one night at Shaq studio with Trigga from MMO, Him and
his click hopped on it and we shot the video in
The Hit [Produced by Smokin Joeh]
Yea the hit was witten as we exchanged versis over the
phone then we went up in the studio and laid it.. Aint
too many ways to describe the concept of that... It is
what it is.
Napoleon: "Trial of the century,
nosey bitches from 50 states, feds walked in wit 10
videotapes" ..from that moment on the song takes u
inside the minds of mob bosses explaining their thought
processes it was ill.
All in all the album was a
classic and I played a major role in putting it all
together everybody know that deep down inside their
heart. I couldn't be on the cover because I was locked
up but Iím on the inside of the cover but if I was home
trust me we wouldíve been triple platinum. I give shouts
to all that was there tho they need to do an A&E
documentary on it its that real and if done right 9
figures wouldíve been the outcome.