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Wu Tang Clan/ Enter The Wu- Tang (36 Chambers)

Posted by Guy Fawkes

Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Method Man, Masta Killa, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Prince Rakeem, Raekwon, and U-God make up Wu-Tang Clan... arguably the most influential rap group of the 90's (like how I eliminated almost all arguements). It's obvious how much of an effect this had on early 90's hip-hop, and still on today's hip-hop... NaS, AZ, Cormega, and many others have visible influence from Wu-Tang, even Jay, and especially Big L. As a warning beforehand, I'm not a Wu fan, and "respect" and "acclaim" can't buy me... so you Wu heads who think that God gave birth to "The Genius", I'm sorry.

The Good:

1. Bring Da Ruckus- Not a bad start, this track is actually really good, I wonder why I didn't like this album...

2. Shame On A Nigga- And we drop off a little bit, still a pretty good song. Never been a fan of ODB, average lyricist with a unique voice.

3. Clan In Da Front- And GZA picks it up, this track is straight fire.

4. Wu Tang: 7th Chamber- And some more heat, even ODB comes true. Methodman kills it, and RZA comes with another great instrumental.

5. Can It All Be So Simple- The bass takes away from the beatiful instrumental, but Ghostface murders this track.

6. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'- ODB's moaning would later be sampled in a song I think everyone has heard (I'm not saying). The only negative is the poppy beat which takes away from the gritty rhymes.

8. C.R.E.A.M.- Even my 7 year old sister has heard this song.

10. Protect Ya Neck- The single... and it's actually really good. All the verses are sick as fuck.

12. Wu-Tang:7th Chamber-Part II- Didn't U-God already use the "fallopian tube" line before on the first part? Otherwise, this track is fire, other than the jazz sample that RZA inserted for no reason.

13. Method Man (Skunk Mix)- This version is a lot better than the original... but still only an average track. Why Method Man had two songs named after him, I'll never understand...

And that concludes this review... and what did I think? I enjoyed this album for the most part, by no means was it "amazing" or "classic". There are some great songs, great examples of lyricism, and great instrumentals throughout the whole album.

0-20: Terrible listening experience
21-40: Maybe one good song
41-60: A few good songs
61-80: Half are good songs, half are weak
81-100: Great listening experience, almost all are great songs

I give this album a 87. Now I need a nap...

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Were Read 2 Def said...

GZA sold 6,000 units 1st week. No 1 is lookin 4 him these days, but he spit flames. BTW...da Wu is Hip Hop, in case ya didnt know.

Anonymous said...

not a classic? Are u on crack?

Anonymous said...

How you dont like the 36 chambers are you crazy. Name one group that has 9 members that every nigga can rap. I know groups with two niggas and one sucks.DMC was hot RUn sucked. Eric was hot and Parish sucked.even NWA who could rap better than CUBE.So WU TANG Needs to get some love from you.The double album smashed all rap groups even Tribe.