I am a confirmed alternative music addict. Recently i have checked into the flow and feel of the hip hop universe. RZA was the first stop on my journey. His production is truly one of a kind.
I bought RZA's latest work wich happened to be this cd. My favorite track on this disc is "Chi Kung": Real mellow samurai sound. I also think that "the Grunge" kicks, with the synths going off scale, creating great disharmonic gnarly grooves.
"Fast Cars" is rocking. "Bob N' I" is chill. "We pop" is a hit. And "the Whistle" is a real ride along song (im a snowboarder).
First half of the album delivers the grooves. The other half is misssing the touch (except "Koto Chotan"). I should really liked to hear RZA's personal sound all the way trough the album.
I won't give it a hi5. But it truly have some good beats.
Re edit: After Ive listened to the disc a while I think "The Birth" & "You`ll Never Know" are the best tracks. They carry out the RZA wisdom as he call it. But I agree with Eric R. that this disc has some really annoying tracks. Spesially "The Drop Off" & "Cherry Range".