WU TANG CLAN star MATHEMATICS is even more inspired to succeed since the death of legendary rapper ODB, because he has suddenly realised how short life is.

The star, who has been a Wu Tang member since 1993, had a deep love and respect for fellow clan member ODB - but he insists he owes it to the group to turn his grief feelings into positive motivation.

He says, "It's affected everybody, he was part of the family. For me personally it's focused me towards achieving in what I'm doing and providing for the family. It's showed us all how life is. It was sad to see him go."