Deep in the dark with the art to rip the charts apart
Wu-Tang albums (especially this one) generally have a very dark, unpolished sound
But they still rip the [Billboard] charts, selling a lot of albums (Wu-Tang Forever, 4x platinum, was their most commercially successful album)
‘Deep in the dark with the art’ is referring to graffiti.
See next line re: vandal
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit "Protect Ya Neck" by Wu-Tang Clan Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box