He had a sword and an axe with cuts
Here, GZA tells a tale with two meanings. On the surface the story is one that is set in ancient times of a samurai type warrior who had many battles, but this is actually a metaphor for GZA as a young MC taking part in battles in New York.
Here, he talks about a warrior who used an axe which made cuts. The wordplay here is that when GZA talks about his ‘sword’, he is talking about his Liquid Sword, i.e his tongue, which when in motion moves like water. In hip-hop slang, a ‘cut’ is another word for a song or a track.
The axe reference is to his lyric on the classic Wu-Tang cut, ‘Bring Da Ruckus’– ‘'more deadly than the stroke of an axe, chopping through your back, giving by standers heart attacks’
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