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8 Diagrams (Advisory) Limited Edition, NTSC, Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics


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  • Audio CD (Dec 11 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, NTSC, Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000XQ1YPG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,016 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Campfire
2. Take it Back
3. Get Them Out Ya Way Pa
4. Face the Problems
5. The Heart Gently Weeps
6. SKIT
7. Wolves
8. Gun Will Go
9. Sunlight
10. SKIT (Robin Harris)
11. Stick Me for My Riches
12. Windmill
13. Weak Spot
14. Life Changes

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Limited CD/DVD combo. The highly anticipated 2007 album from the Wu-Tang Clan. The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York-based, all-star lineup of nine American rappers who are Grammy winners, multi-platinum-selling solo artists, multi-platinum record producers, film stars, screenwriters, TV stars, product spokespersons, business owners and, most recently, major motion picture composers. Emerging in 1993, the Staten Island, New York-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s and only partially because of their music. All nine members work under a number of pseudonyms but they are best known as: the RZA, Genius/Gza, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God, Inspecta Deck, and Masta Killa. 17 tracks including the singles 'The Heart Gently Weeps' (featuring Erykah Badu), 'Take It Back' and 'They Wanna Stick Me For My Riches'.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nick on July 2 2008
Format: Audio CD
Ever beat and lyric is great and is bangin! Wu-Tang Did an exceptional job on this album. Too Many Favorites to name them all. Some include "Take It Back", "Rushing Elephants", "Life Changes", "Sunlight" & "Stater" (Ft. Sunny Valentine & Tash Mahogany). RZA Holds down production just like the some of the Legendary such as DJ Premier. I bought this album, not too sure about it just cause i thought they're was gonna be too much tension not to work to all their potential, but amazingly did better than usual!. Lyrically, one of the stronger albums out in 2007. The only 2 songs I dislike I believe Is "Wolves" (Ft. George Clinton) & "The Heart Gently Weeps" (Ft. Erykah Badu & Dhani Harrison & John Frusciante). Cop this album, It's a must have for all Rap & Hip-Hop Listeners alike !
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Format: Audio CD
Great album, like any Wu album you will have difficulty puttin this down the lyrics, the beats, the vocals just everything is so on point. Alot of Meth,ghostface,U-God,inspectah and Raekwon, Gza showcases on a couple tracks. Rza's beats are kept simple and just laced wit that new york sound that they are knwon for they keeps it true. Just everything about this album to me is classic this album is an excellent addition to any Wu/Hip-hop fans discography.

Just listen to the 1st track Campfire if you're not into that then don't buy this album because every track just escallates and campfire is just a taste of the greatness that is imbued in this album.
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By Vincent Grant Laporte on Sept. 9 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This sounds great. Good lyrics, good beats. Wu material with same good old recipe.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Grown Man Music Dec 11 2007
By Andrew Franklin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
After reading the mediocre reviews, hearing Raekwon and Ghostface disown the album, and seeing the mostly negative discussion regarding 8 Diagrams on message boards, I was prepared to be disappointed. I bought the album anyway because I love Wu-Tang, but my expectations were low.

So I came home, put it in the stereo, and prayed it wasn't too depressingly bad. I had no idea what I was in store for. The production on this album is simply incredible from start to finish. People have been calling it experimental...no, no. RZA's arrangement of somber chants, cascading guitars, rolling pianos, weeping violins, and ominous samples on this album is deliberate. He knows what he's doing, and he does it very well. The sound is dark and threatening, and beats switch up fluidly yet unpredictably. Anyone who really understands music will at least appreciate what RZA has accomplished, if not fall in love with it. I haven't been this excited upon first hearing an album since Stillmatic.

My biggest worry was based on people's complaints about the singing on this album. Let me say this: I HATE R&B hooks on Hip Hop songs with a passion. "Back Like That" was the worst song on Fishscale in my opinion. But the singing on 8 Diagrams fits the mood perfectly. It adds to the atmosphere without sounding corny or over the top.

This is grown man music, and I suspect this album is poorly received because too many people are expecting another 36 Chambers. That's what RZA tried with Iron Flag, and we saw how that worked out. Rae's complaint was that the fans are looking for punch-you-in-the-face music. This is creep-in-the-night-and-steal-your-soul music. Besides, I can't think of anything more punch-you-in-the-face than Unpredictable, and Inspectah Deck absolutely destroys that track with a verse reminiscent of his legendary Triumph break-out. Speaking of lyrics, all the members come correct here...even U-God is in top form. If 8 Diagrams is the last album from Wu-Tang Clan, which in all likelihood it is, it is the perfect closing chapter to their legacy, and a testament to the musical genius of RZA. Bong bong!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Gun will go............ Dec 11 2007
By Darth Maul - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
clack on weak MC's!!!! I read all the pre-reviews. I had doubts. I still went out to lunch to cop this. Man, do anyone know what REAL HIP HOP is anymore? This is fire. Nothing but. Grown hip hop just like NAS hip hop is dead. Gun will go is just unbelievable. I am 30+ I am going to be chanting that hook like a 16 year old. And Campfire, that is a way to kick off of the race. I think everyone is concern because they are not jumping around and screaming like they did in the 90's. C'mon now, neither is NAS, Jay Z, Scarface, even Redman. This is an unbelievable 'dark' album and I usually do not like all dark albums. This is an exception. It is also great that it was released around this time of the year. Get em out the way Pa had me about to drive in a ditch!!! I love it!!!! What a time to be a WU-Tang fan!! "WU-TANG,WU-TANG!!!! Keep it going brothers, R.I.P. to ODB.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Hip-hop elders create a bleak marvel Jan. 29 2008
By Daniel Spratlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Hip-hop is no country for old men. Pop music in general doesn't take kindly to fogies, but if you're a rapper, the options are especially slim: There's no Starbucks to help get your Paul McCartney on, no casino where you can get your Celine Dion on, no Broadway where you can get your Billy Joel on, not even a Rick Rubin to help you get your Johnny Cash on. For the majority of hip-hop's seniors (roughly, MCs age 35 and up) there are just varying shades of death to choose from: crankiness, irrelevance, Celebrity Fit Club and plain-old, unglamorous death itself.

There are probably kids doing the Crank That who have never even heard of the Wu-Tang Clan. Unlike the Notorious B.I.G., their early-'90s contemporary, the Staten Island Crew didn't suffer a tragic, legend-making end, nor did they inspire a generation of Wu-Cadets the way Christopher Wallace inspired so many Little Biggies. No nine-man, numerology-obsessed posses have sprung up in their wake: Nobody has dared to be that bizarre.

And yet, despite the odds, their fifth album is arrestingly, chillingly good. It doesn't include any overblown claims of invincibility; instead, it's a haunted house where samples shiver, floorboards creak and the scariest ghosts of all are the flinty-eyed MCs telling decades-old tales of desperation and violence with smoldering immediacy, like they're cursed to relive them endlessly. Here, Wu-Tang don't defy death; they fall into a grim lockstep with it.

8 Diagrams might be the quietest hip-hop album ever made. RZA, who produced 13 songs and coproduced the other two, cultivates a sinister hush throughout; gone are the spine-snap snares and street-mob chants of 36 Chambers, the synth sleaze of Forever and the brassy funk of The W and Iron Flag. The beats are ashen and skeletal, like the charred remains of a fire, and come laced with fantastic details: rattling chains, spindly guitar peals, warped toms and on and on. RZA has always been hip-hop's reigning minimalist, but his work scoring films--Kill Bill, most recently--seems to have strengthened his ear for ambiance and texture. "Gun Will Go" opens with some exuberant soul, then gives way to an icy two-note bassline and Method Man's evocation of some nightmarish urban nature preserve: "This is Poverty Island, man, these animals don't run/Slums where the ambulance don't come."

Method Man, who spent the past decade mutating from group hotshot into a poor man's Wayans brother, sounds especially rejuvenated. His voice is a corroded, serrated wonder, and for the first time in years he delivers rhymes to match. Raekwon, long negligible, returns to form, too, with thrilling true-crime raps. Unsurprisingly, the most virtuosic turn belongs to Ghostface, who's enjoying a seven-year hot streak. On "The Heart Gently Weeps," which ingeniously jacks the Beatles, he stages a chaotic shootout in a Pathmark that moves from the dairy section--"Damn, I got milk on my Clark's"--to the cleaning- supply aisle--"Shots was whizzing, hitting Clorox bottles!"

Which leaves the Other Guys: GZA, whose brags unfold in careful paragraphs, excitable Inspectah Deck, dead-calm Masta Killa and rumbling U-God. Like affable cousins at a family reunion, you don't want to get stuck in conversation with them for too long, but it wouldn't be the same party without them.

Someone, of course, isn't here, and it's easy to read the album's ghostly fog as a response to Ol' Dirty Bastard's fatal 2004 overdose. After the final song, an ODB freestyle from the early '90s revs up unexpectedly and, for a minute, it's as though that rowdy MC has cheated death. In hip-hop, it's tough to grow old, but that doesn't mean you can't live forever.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
8 Diagrams Of The Sun Dec 11 2007
By Patrick (Old School) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Now I am a huge Wu fan, always been, always will. And when i recieved my copy of 8 Diagrams yesterday I was not expecting a 36 Chambers or another Wu-Tang Forever. Because if I wanted to hear a remake of 36 Chambers I would just save my money and listen to 36 Chambers. So when you buy this album and you put it into your player, expect a new album, not an old one. Now lets get down to business. This albums production is experimental, but I dig it. Its different but still always have the Wu-Tang style martial arts cuts, and hard hitting beats. One thing thats absolutely perfect on this album (not suprising) are the lyrics, they kill it. Now if I had a complaint, it would be there are only a few stand out tracks, but the plus to that is there isn't a song that is bad, except maybe "Starter". The production might be different, but it's still 100 Percent Wu-tang flavor. And like RZA said, Wu-Tang Clan is a family, and family goes through quarrels, but at the end of the day, that's your brother, and Wu-Tangs always forever.

My Favorite songs:

Heart Gently Weeps

Take It Back

Rushing Elephants

Wolves

Gun Will Go

Sunlight

Life Changes.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The Wu Are Back!!!! 8 Diagrams Dec 10 2007
By DJ BMW08 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When I first heard Wu-Tang were making a new album I was skeptical but also thought they still had something up their sleeve. I was not disappointed. The Wu are back with a bangin' album WAY better than Iron Flag!! I don't think it's a secret that we're not getting another 36 Chambers but this is an album that should leave Wu fans more than satisfied. RZA creates a template with the classic creepy, off key and dense Wu-Tang sound with expansion into a broader range of music. Much of the album sounds different than what's on the radio which is what we all loved about these dudes when they came through. The lyrics are vivid, unique but with an unmistakable more mature and slower pace, this works but I know some will hate it. Method Man kills it on every track he's on, Deck sound as tight as ever, and the lack of Ghostface on like half the album is filled with the rest of the Clan in top form. Standout tracks include Campfire, Take it Back, Get them Out Ya way Pa, Rushing Elephants, Unpredictable, Heart Gently Weeps (Ghost KILLS IT!!) Wolves, Weak Spot, Life Changes, and 16th Chamber!! The reviews will definitely be mixed because there is a bit too much experimentation and possibly not enough rugged raw Wu. But in about 2 years this will be able to stand tall in the shadow of Wu-Tang Forever and even Enter the Wu-Tang. HATERS NEED TO SIT DOWN AND KEEP LISTENING TO THEIR SOLDIER BOY AND QUIT BAGGIN ON THE GROUP THAT PAVED THE WAY FOR HARDCORE HIP-HOP MORE THAN ANY OTHER!!! IF YOU WANT REAL HIP HOP IN ITS PUREST FORM COP THIS ALBUM!!!! WU-TANG FOREVER!!! END OF STORY!!! R.I.P. ODB


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