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By A Customer
This review is from: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Audio CD)
Ok, let's start with track 1.
Bring the ruckus is a real old school track with one of the best beats on the album. A banging chorus by the Rza, but all the rappers are outshined on the 4th verse by Gza.
The next track, "shame on a n***a" is short and sweet. The tune is slightly more in the times and the beat is dope. Ol dirty Bza shines on this track coz it suits him perfectly.
Track 3 "Clan in da front" starts with a slightly drawn out intro from Rza but smashes through with a great beat and the genuis/gza. This song is one of the best I've heard from the wu..and i've heard alot! nuff said.
Track 4 is a group effort with all 8 members trying to out do each other. After another fairly long intro a real skeletal rza beat takes the wu through the 7th chamber. I would say ghost face and gza shine most on this track, but they're all great.
Track 5 is another classic. "Can it all be so simple then" is very deep lyrically. Both ghost face and Raekwon shine on this track.
Track 6 is the first real fast pace track on the album, started off by a classic kung fu sample. All rappers shine on this track and the beat is one that will always have a place in my heart.
Track 7, 'co produced by method man' is another classic wu banga which finally gives the rza a chance to explode on the mike. Great beat, great lyrics, great tunes. great track.
Track 8 is the deepest and most well thought out track on the album. "C.R.E.A.M" (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) has a perfect piano loop and ace beat that helps Raekwon and Inspektah Deck spit rhymes about life in the hood. A classic Wu banga. Play it loud!
Track 9's intro is one you don't wanna play to your mummy. After reciting torture methods, the man himself, Method man, just spills rhymes out on to the mike like he was born to do it. The best beat on the album, funny lyrics and a great intro.
Track 10 "Protect ya neck" is a clean version, (no swearing!) but don't worry. The swearing isn't what makes this track the ground breaking first single from the wu...it's the eerie Rza beat and one after another perfect revised verses from all 9 memebers. (ghost and odb really shine on this track) Great!
Track 11 is the best, without a doubt, ghost/rza collaberation of all times. With a classic 70's sample for the chorus, and ghost and rza on point through out the whole track, you can't go wrong with this one.
The other tracks are remixes. This album is the best hip hop album you're gunnu here for a long time. So play it loud and proud. Enjoy