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Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version [Explicit Lyrics]

Ol' Dirty Bastard Audio CD
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1. Intro
2. Shimmy Shimmy Ya
3. Baby C'mon
4. Brooklyn Zoo
5. Hippa To Da Hoppa
6. Raw Hide
7. Damage
8. Don't U Know
9. The Stomp
10. Goin' Down
11. Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)
12. Snakes
13. Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)
14. Proteck Ya Neck II The Zoo
15. Cuttin' Headz
16. Dirty Dancin' (Bonus Track-CD Only)
17. Harlem World (Bonus Track-CD Only)

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Certified gold by the RIAA. (6/95)


Return's title and various lyrics acknowledge Wu-Tang's self-built mythology, but Ol' Dirty Bastard's solo debut, like the man himself, runs on its own idiosyncratic power. Rapping forcefully and on point--mumbling, singing, allowing weird wordless sounds to escape his throat in an assertion of his right to make random noise--ODB slips from mode to mode like Marvin Gaye juxtaposing the gruff and the smooth in the same song. The production, mostly by the RZA, sets the man down in the middle of funky, shape-shifting tracks to scream for blood, shout out to the Temptations and "you other grooops!" and threaten "any MC in any 52 states." "I love that guy," ODB secret identity Russell Jones declares of his alter ego at the outset; after a listen to this disc, it's likely at least part of you will, too. --Rickey Wright

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Format:Audio CD
Hardcore Rap would certainly be one way of describing ´¿Old Dirty Bastards´¿ music, as virtually every track has a multitude of expletives, Off-beat raps, rhymes that sometimes don´¿t rhyme, incredibly graphic references of Sex & Violence that will shock & offend those not used to O.B.D (Old. Dirty.Bastard)´¿yet his music has that certain infectious slant to it´¿how can anyone not listen to ´¿Shimmy Shimmy Ya´¿ and not recognise it as a club anthem??´¿.or how about the incoherent rap ramblings of ´¿Brooklyn Zoo´¿, or the full on Wu-endorsed (several ´¿Wu-Tang´¿ members make an appearance) on the exceptional ´¿Proteck Ya Neck II in The Zoo´¿, that in amongst O.D.B´¿s more incoherent vocal assaults ´¿Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)´¿ gives his album surprising diversity´¿so you have your ´¿Anthems/Hardcore Raps/Humorous/Interludes /collaborations/bizarre ballads/, to deliver an album, that is undeniably both musical & lyrical unbalanced´¿.but given the sheer charisma of O.D.B is one that he is more capable than most to push to its limits´¿his best album, period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wu Tang Saga-Dirt Magert Style Aug. 23 2003
By mc
Format:Audio CD
This album is in a way a new rap style. Nobody bites ODB and nobody could sound like him if they learned every lyric off by heart. Many may hate this because in a way it is to dirty for hip hop, but why would you buy it for this style and throw it away for the same reason. I just don't understand it. How could you buy this if you knew what you were getting. Stop critisizing this hip hop if you are not a hip hop fan. So preaty much what I'm trying to tell everyone is that if you have 36 chambers and didn't like Ol Dirty then you won't like this one now. But me on the other hand couldn't stop listening to his part in da mystery of chessboxing and loving it. I said I must have an Ol Dirt album cus Ican't get enough of him. So I found his second album and didn't get it and still haven't and never will. I don't know if his first album is good or not, I havn't heard it. But when I found this I had to get it. Fans will love this. But if you are not a fan of him why would you buy it in the first place? Represent the GZA, Abbott RZA, Shakwon, Inspectah Deck, Dirty hoooeeee getin lowww wit his floooowwww, introducing the Ghost Face Killaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh, no one could get illa. Pick this up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 A DIRTY MASTERPIECE July 14 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
... See, "Return to the 36" is a bit of a paradox. It features some of the worst MC-ing of all time, and truly sloppy production, yet somehow manages to come out sounding nice. Just like the old Kung-Fu flicks that inspired the Wu-Tang, Ol' Dirty's album is so bad that it's good. In fact, it's real good.
... Method Man and Raekwon show up on "Raw Hide", and both blaze the track. Although it's not one of Rae's better verses, Method Man shows what an amazing MC he was way back before he started appearing on every single hip-hop LP ever released. GZA appears on "Damage", and even though it's probably the worst beat on the album, GZA is obviously borrowing some of Dirty's intensity to deliver what is easily the wildest, most energetic verse of his career. Ol' Dirty and RZA make an amazing team when they trade verses, and they prove it on "Cuttin' Heads". Ghostface, 60 Second Assassin, Buddah Monk, Killah Priest, and others appear as well. But, as is expected, not one of these cats comes CLOSE to stealing Ol' Dirty's spotlight.
"Return to the 36 Chambers" is like a musical mind warp. There is so much crazy audio experimentation happening here, and when you combine that with Ol' Dirty's trademark insanity, you literally feel like you've lost your mind by the time the album's finished. They may have tried to recreate this experience with the "...Please" album, but "Return to the 36" is completely unlike anything else. It won't suit everyone's taste, that's for ...sure, but it's certainly unique, and a trip that should definitely be taken at least once.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Complete insanity -- BANGIN' Oct. 25 2001
Format:Audio CD
Some people are just not ready for Ol' Dirty Bastard.
NO ONE was ready for him when this album came out. They only knew him as the guy who did a little screaming and a little rapping on "Enter the 36 Chambers." Little did they know that Russell Jones would go on to become the next Clown Prince of Hip-Hop. "Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version" is bangin', offensive, noisy and hilarious all at the same time.
Almost entirely RZA-produced, the tracks on this album are unlike any other. Melodies shift and mutate into one another, sometimes changing into totally different entities. Some beats roll along; others are choppy and distorted. Similarly, Dirty's flow goes from sing-songy to balls-out roaring in seconds.
He pays homage to soul-crooners of the past on "Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)," name-checking Gladys Knight, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye while he rants and raves and practically has an orgasm mid-song. He leads insane sing-along chants in songs like the single, "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and the BANGIN' "Brooklyn Zoo," where he lets you know, "Shame on you/When you step through to/The Ol' Dirty Bastard/BROOKLYYYYYN ZOO!"
There are plenty of great songs here. "Baby C'mon" shifts from hardcore and grimy to a slick bass loop midway through, and "The Stomp" is just what its title suggests: a hardcore, concrete-breaking beat and some typical Ol' Dirtyisms: "Baby girl/Tell me why, tell me so/I ask you to go hiiiigh, you ask me to go low/So I go low/*SLURRRRP*/Taste the sheeeeit/*SLURRRRP*/Taste it again, I like it!" ...what do you say about lyrics like that??
Some of the best songs pair Dirty with fellow Clan members, however.
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4.0 out of 5 stars DIRTY,STANKIN, AND CRAZY
Published on Jan. 28 2004 by steven williams
5.0 out of 5 stars SHIMMY SHIMMY YA!!!
good cd. go out and get it sometime. wont be dissapointed.
Published on Sept. 25 2003 by Def Jam 4 Life
5.0 out of 5 stars jesus we're rollin with u
this is hardcore hip-hop and was my first rap tape i owned, i got it in 95 and know every word on it and i still listen to in in 03 odb is just so oringnal and this ablum stands... Read more
Published on July 31 2003 by j-man
5.0 out of 5 stars Shimmy Shimmy Ya'll
In a time when comercial rap is predominant, [50 cent, Nelly, Jay Z, etc...] is good to know that there still is some classic stuff around, enter ODB aka Russel Jones, whom might... Read more
Published on July 2 2003 by David
5.0 out of 5 stars This is something old . . . and dirty . . . and dirty
If this CD isn't one of the top five greatest accomplishments of mankind, then I can't imagine what is. Top to bottom, front to back, it is pure auditory pleasure. Read more
Published on April 10 2003 by Justin N. Voorhees
5.0 out of 5 stars An odd classic (as in one of the finest rap album)
Pros: Anybody making a remake of this album will only stumble and make a wack album. There is no way this album can be redone (not even by ODB himself). Read more
Published on Jan. 11 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars DAMN!
ODB is tha man. Outta tha whole Clan, ODB is tha man. Outta tha whole fam, ODB is tha man. Just get this cd... Read more
Published on Jan. 5 2003 by DJ Cypha
4.0 out of 5 stars You want ...Entertainment..
ODB is the battery behind the Wu-Tang Clan. This MC always seems to have fun on the mic just as rap pioneers intended it to be. This album is hot! Read more
Published on Dec 30 2002 by Anthony Hanes
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars
there's something about this cd. it's not that great but it hooks you. it's one of those cd's that you have to listen to like once a week. Read more
Published on Oct. 2 2002 by Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Drunken Style
Old Dirty Bastard is the G.G. Allin of Hip-Hop he dosn't give a rats a$$ what any one thinks. He says whats on his mind and a whole lot more if your new 2 the whole Wu-tang scene... Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2002 by Fetus420
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