Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage pinata Cook Kindle Music Deals Store Cycling Tools minions
Legend Of The Liquid Swor... has been added to your Cart

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Legend Of The Liquid Sword
  • Sorry, this item is not available in

Legend Of The Liquid Sword

Price: CDN$ 15.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
24 new from CDN$ 6.01 9 used from CDN$ 6.59
Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Try Amazon Student

Frequently Bought Together

Legend Of The Liquid Sword + Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... + Liquid Swords
Price For All Three: CDN$ 36.08

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (Dec 10 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00007FXQF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,029 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. AutoBio
3. Did Ya Say That
4. Silent (feat. Ghostface Killah and Streetlife)
5. Knock, Knock
6. Stay In Line
7. Animal Planet
8. Fam (Members Only) (feat. RZA and Masta Killa)
9. Legend Of The Liquid Sword (feat. Anthony Allen)
10. Fame
11. Highway Robbery (feat. Two's)
12. Luminal
13. Sparring Minds (feat. Inspectah Deck)
14. Rough Cut (feat. RZA and Armel)
15. What You Know About?

Product Description

Bouncing back from the deplorably mediocre Beneath the Surface, GZA reasserts his position at the head of the Wu-Tang corpus. The most obvious improvement is in the production, masterminded by various Wu-Tang acolytes of RZA's dissonant funkalistics. Beats are kept simple--one- and two-bar loops sampled from across the musical spectrum--but despite their austerity, they're impressively efficient sonic packages that complement GZA's own powerfully compact lyrical style. The self-proclaimed "ill rhyme kicker / with no parental sticker" rolls with almost nonstop braggadocio on the album, flashing his virtuosity with metaphorically inspired songs like "Fame" and "Animal Planet" and wordplay parties such as "Knock, Knock" and "Sparring Minds." The album's main liability is that it's consistent to a fault. The 15 tracks begin to sound like variations on one another and, despite the individual qualities of any given song, the overall album begins to get monotonous halfway through. --Oliver Wang

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Cusack on Feb. 22 2003
Format: Audio CD
GZA's (or Genius, Gary Grice...whatever) latest release boasts some of the best production I've heard in a long time. It includes a roster of Jay "Waxx" Garfield, BOOLA, Bink, Arabian "Q-Base" Knight, Tyquan Walker, Allah Mathematics, Jaz-O, DJ Muggs, RZA, and GZA himself on the cuts. If you think you've heard good usage of strings before, wait until you hear "Auto Bio."
"Legend of the Liquid Sword" features usual guest appearances from the extended Wu-Tang family, and this includes originals Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, and RZA. Sadly, O.D.B. is nowhere to be found, and Method Man must be off making more "Friday" rip-offs and bad deodorant commercials with Red Man.
While the guest emcees are solid, one is never allowed to forget that this is GZA/Genius' show. He sounds focused and ferocious throughout the album. As he brags, his lyrics speak "with non-additive slang. It's all actual thang." Such is all the more refreshing when compared to those currently topping the charts.
The only glaring slip-up on "Legend of the Liquid Sword" is a gratuitous attempt at recreating "Wu-Tang Clan [tune]" on a collaboration with RZA, "Fam (Members Only)." It just sounds like they're trying too hard.
The standout tracks are "Stay in Line" and, especially, "Fame." The latter has a much more classic Wu-Tang feel than any faux throwback; it ventures into the promised land of celebrity name word plays. You will need to look no further than here to find out about "Abraham's Lincoln" or "Brad's Pitt," and that is something in which I surely find comfort.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By SID on Jan. 31 2003
Format: Audio CD
Gza has long been one of the most understated members of the Wu-Tang Clan. While the other members enjoy drawing attention to themselves with fat chains, pointy jewelry, or by getting so high they lose their ability to rhyme coherently, the Genius has always been the quiet one in the background - a silent bomber.
However this relatively quiet persona did not stop the rapper from becoming one of the most respected artists in Hip-Hop. The elder statesman of the Wu, Gza has been killing mics for over ten years, even pre-dating the legendary Shaolin rap clan. His sophomore album, Liquid Swords, is widely regarded as a classic, even despite the fact that his third album did not quite live up to expectations. Though the lack of Rza's production fingerprint does hamper his latest release, Legend of the Liquid Sword, the album indeed comes remarkably close to recapturing the appeal of rapper's seminal work.
Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Auto Bio
3. Did Ya Say That
4. Silent feat. Ghostface Killah and Streetlife
5. Knock Knock
6. Stay In Line feat. Santi White
7. Animal Planet
8. Fam (Members Only) feat. Rza and Masta Killa
9. Legend of the Liquid Sword feat. Anthony Allen
10. Fame
11. Highway Robbery feat. Governor Two's
12. Luminal
13. Sparring Minds feat. Inspectah Deck
14. Rough Cut feat. Armel, Prodigal Sunn & 12 O' Clock
15. Uncut Material
After a short, child narrated introduction reminiscent of the one on his Wu-debut, Gza jumps into the aptly named "Auto Bio," a lyrical autobiography on his prolific existence as an emcee. Shortly afterward he attacks the corrupt rap industry and half-stepping artists with "Did Ya Say That.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Audio CD
Legandary material by the GZA! You wonder why it takes GZA so long to put out albums? Lyrics like these would take rappers like Birdman and P. Diddy decades to write. Whether you're a Wu Tang fan or not you have to cop this album because lyricists like GZA are extremley rare in hip hop today. Not to mention his flow is off the hook along wit his beats. It makes you wonder why the clan hardly ever uses him. We all know he should have been on CREAM, Gravel Pit, I Can't Sleep ect. Just listen to his verse on The Jump Off, one of the illest verses of all time. Besides Method Man, GZA blows away the other Wu members. So if you're a Wu Tang fan you already know GZA's tight. So it's great to see his flow matched wit dope beats like on this album. The dopest tracks include: "Auto Bio"- the beat is perfect for GZA's flow. "Did ya say That"-GZA attacks the industry over another incredible beat. "Knock Knock"-Tight but the hook is kinda weak. "Animal Planet"- Crazy!!! The beat makes it an instant classic along wit the lyrics where GZA uses animals to describe certain people.(hustlers to chimps, feds to dogs, snitches to parrots ect.) "Fame"- GZA tells a story using celeb's names. The bass is crazy. "Uncut Material"-great beat produced by GZA himself. The hook is off the hook. Bottom Line: you need to cop this album! -Da Func Deezy, Holla at ya boy! And remember what GZA said: "A rhyme is a terrible thing to waste." Peace out yo!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Audio CD
As always, the revolution will not be televised - if you cannot look for youself and see Legend of the Liquid Sword is the most lyrical album that has come out in the last 10 years without a magazine article giving it 5 stars, 10 pigs or whatever, you might as well not listen to hip hop any more, because you're not going to find anything better than this. Plain and simple, there are no gimmicks here - no king of this or that, no "come to my hood and I'll murder you" talk, no flashy pimp hats, no bling-blinging, no back from the dead lost tracks, no fast talking of nonsensical gibberish, no remix of some 80's pop song beats, no crip dancing - none of that. This is just beats and rhymes - experimental beats (as was the first Liquid Swords) and precision crafted rhymes. Every verse Gza drops is super compact and dense - the majority of Gza's lyrics are much more than just rhymes, they are almost always commentary on the business practices of the industry and/or the development of hip hop, past and present. Subtle lyrical variations are abound, from the sarcastic hook on 'Did Ya Say That' to the clever wordplay on 'Silent' to flow changes on 'Stay in Line.' This guy says so much in such a brief amount of time it's both amazing and scary. One of my favorite rhymes, which accurately describes the hip hop of the last couple years is from 'Did Ya Say That.' He ends the song offering an observation concerning the "I'm richer than you" mentality which has invaded hip hop over the last couple years:
Gimmicks and radio
The god don't chase but I replace
Yo, wackness it shows in your flows
Immatureness is all in your ho's
Case closed!
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most recent customer reviews