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Emerging in 1993, when Dr. Dre's G-funk had overtaken the hip-hop world, the Staten Island, NY-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s -- and only partially because of their music. Turning the standard concept of a hip-hop crew inside out, the Wu-Tang Clan were assembled as a loose congregation of nine ... Read more in Amazon's Wu-Tang Clan Store

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  • Vinyl (17 Dec 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Loud
  • ASIN: B00005UCG2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,483,876 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In The Hood
2. Rules
3. Chrome Wheels
4. Soul Power (Black Jungle)
5. Uzi (Pinky Ring) Dirty
6. One Of These Days
7. Ya'll Been Warned
8. Babies
9. Radioactive (Four Assassins)
10. Back In The Game
11. Iron Flag
12. Dashing (Reasons)

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What would we do without the Wu-tang Clan? Not only are their individual albums superb, (Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, et al), but Iron Flag shows Rza's sonic adventures behind that production desk get ever more sublime, sci-fi and sexy. Obviously touched by his Ghost Dog: War of the Samurai off-key zen noir experience, Rza kicks off with a great celluloid touch, then gets so jiggy on your arse that even those "righteous" backpacking notebook geeks will have serious ants in their pants. Rza's has marichari horns, dancehall rhythms, squelchy, fat funk and serious "I Testify (to the spliff)" gospel divas as well as 60s soul singers, Ann Peebles and Ron Isley on Wu's fantastic fourth album. Not only is this a straight-up party rap with thought-provoking, entertaining lines, it's a jive-ass hip-hop roadshow of an LP. Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, Gza and the rest of the crew are on phenomenal form. Prolific they may be, but there is no holding back on the quality, subject matter and delivery of these rhymes. It don't matter whether they are representing their name/hood with a very fine Flavor Flav on "Soul Power (Black Jungle)" or licking the competition on the electro funk of "Uzi" (Pinky Flag"): Iron Flag shows the doubting Thomases out there why there has never been a better rap posse than the Wu-- Flav's alma mater included. --Reuben Dessay

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Dec 2001
Format: Audio CD
First came 36 chambers. Raw, rugged, gritty...perfect. Then Forever was released, and hated by many although I believe it was an excellent album. The W, Wu-Tang's third album was flawed yet still had potential. And now with Iron Flag they have constructed an album that can be fit to be compared with their glorious debut. On Iron Flag we have lots of brassey, banging samples, and urgent, from-the-heart lyrics. We go from the sample of 'Jingle Bells' on 'Dashing' to the furious funk of 'Uzi (Pinky Ring)'. And the Wu have learnt their lesson, dropping all guest stars but Flava Flav and Ron Isley. One of the best cuts is 'Rules'...it starts off with sampled, scratched classic Wu lines from previous albums including the banging 'Wu Tang, Wu Tang' chant and Ghostface proceeds to tell George Bush to 'sit down, we're in charge of the war'. In short, we have gone back to basics - rugged production (although more brass, less piano), Kung-Fu samples and ILL lyrics. Buy this album...
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Bassett on 16 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
With yet more below average Wu solo albums sandwiched in between 'The W' and 'Iron Flag', feelings were mixed at to whether this would be the first bad album to carry the entire Wu Tang Clan. Despite some below par performances from the Wu's big-hitters recently (stand up Rza, Method Man and Gza), when the Wu have a family get-together they continue to produce some of the finest hip hop around. Their previous LP, 'The W' was an attempt by the Wu to retread the mystic hip hop that they perfected on their debut. I think it was a terrific album, the record buying public didn't and 'The W' suffered at retail. 'Iron Flag' is unmistakably a more commercial effort than their last release, but perhaps strangely, it doesn't suffer a jot.
By 2001, Ghostface Killah had unquestionably stepped up to become the Wu Tang empire's most valuable commodity. He is simply untouchable on every line of every track. On 'Rules' Ghostface gets in his two cents on the 9/11 attacks, "Who the f**k knocked our buildings down? / who the man behind the World Trade massacres, step up now / where the four planes at huh is you insane b****? / fly that s**t over my hood and get blown to bits." Later he sensibly suggests, "Mr. Bush sit down, I'm in charge of the war." In fact 'Rules' is one of the highlights on the album, featuring a rejuvenated Method Man chanting the, "How the f**k did we get so cool?" chorus line. Another highlight, 'Pinky Ring', really shouldn't be a decent record but somehow is. Taking the sample from 'Sesame Street' it somehow manages to remain credible. 'Pinky Ring' follows 'Gravel Pit's' lead by being a Wu track aimed squarely at chart domination. It didn't set the UK singles chart alight, but it remains a hip hop club favourite two years after it's release.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Jan 2002
Format: Audio CD
Since it drooped, this album has been slated everywhere. The truth is, that it isn't another 36 chambers, it's a progression from it. There aren't as many dark tracks as seen on 36 Chambers (C.R.E.A.M, Tearz,), but instead, Iron Flag sees the rise to prominence of musically tight tracks, with dope rhymes dropped over the top - eg. Reunited off of Forever.
Re-enter the Wu-Tang - Iron Flag.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Dec 2001
Format: Audio CD
In my oppinion this is the best wu album to date, it contains Pinky Ring which would be my song for the year. There are several good rhymes on here and although the cover art maybe lame, never judge a cd by its cover. Dashing is a clever remix of the christmas carol which is funny. I would say only hardcore wu tang fans would enjoy this album because it is so much heavier compared to Ja Rule or Jay Z with respect to them both, So basically if you like wu tang a lot, go get this album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bubo on 23 Oct 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a rewarding album to listen to. The production, sampling, beats are second to none and rate high even within the Wu's own very high standards. On Media Player I rated the tracks 'Rules', 'Uzi', 'Y'All Been Warned', 'One of These Days' and the closer 'The Wu' all five stars. Four stars were given to 'Chrome Wheels', 'Radioactive', 'Back in the Game', 'Iron Flag', 'Dashing' and a fair/neutral three stars to Soul Power and Babies. The other good thing about this album is NO SKITS which I always find an unnecessary distraction.

A must own for Wu enthusiasts, this album has a long shelf life.

Four stars and a half.
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Format: Audio CD
The Wu is back in style. After the dissapointment that was "The W" This albums out shines most hip-hop releases this year apart from DMX great depression an Cypress Hill Stoned Raiders. This album is nowhere near their Best though 36 Chambers takes that title but the wu are back with an album that doesn't contain any of that garage and r&b cap that alot of modern rap acts are turning into in order to get more popular. The wu deserver more respect and with this album they will get introduced to new hip-hop fans and old alike.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Dec 2001
Format: Audio CD
THIS is what the people wanted. But it's not just that which makes this LP so awesome. It's more that the Wu has finally done what so many artists have had a hard time doing- combining the best of their past with the best of their present.
Most importantly, they played to strengths- there's lots of GZA. Ghost was always paired with Rae. INS kept his flow upbeat. Meth was his usual charismatic self. RZA wasn't all over the LP lyrically. Masta Killa improved on his flow. Even U-God came correct. And in a shocker- they avoided the excess of most hip hop LP's today. At 55 minutes, this is trimmed of all fat. Just the meat. No skits.
Incredible.
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