- Audio CD (Aug. 24 1999)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import, Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
- Label: Sony
- ASIN: B00001IVOR
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
|3. For Heavens Sake|
|4. Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours (Still Don't Nothing Move But The Money)|
|6. As High As Wu-Tang Get|
|7. Severe Punishment|
|8. Older Gods|
|10. A Better Tomorrow|
See all 11 tracks on this disc
|4. Little Ghetto Boys|
|5. Deadly Melody|
|6. The City|
|7. The Projects|
|8. Bells Of War|
|9. The M.G.M.|
|10. Dog Sh*t|
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Album Highlights: The entire album EXCEPT the intro, and Maria.
Production: Thumbs up
Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs up
Originality: Thumbs up.
Album Highlights: Triumph, Impossible, Deadly Melody, Projects, Bells of War, The M.G.M., Duck Seazon, and Hellz Wind Staff
Lyrics, Subject Matter, and Originality: The same as above
The Last Word: This album is AWESOME. ALthough some of the songs should have been left off, this is still a tight effort from the Wu. Strongly recommended.
Their first style- probably the most trademark, The Kung-fu sampled, dark/ chamber style beats introduced by the infamous Rza. There are many examples of this - Enter the Wu, Cuban Linx, umm Liquid Swords, Pillage ( yuck).. anyway- this seems to be the most popular, and definetly was reconizable. The rugged beats with dark lyrics seemed to have faded away...
2nd style - THIS album - kind of their inbetween, its very weird, i can't really have a grasp on the sound they were going for on this album, we really caught them in the midst of experimentation - you can tell by such songs as, Older godz, Triumph ( kinda), MGM, Cash rules, Projectz especially, they were slightly leaning toward glamour and MGM type apollo sounds ; lyrics werent rugged, more of a ghetto pride, superior black supremist who obtains the glitter and glamour of money and respect --- SIDE NOTE: if you want to see the final result of this style, check out Ghostface killah - supreme clientele ( wow, great album- good job ghost)
3rd style ( cuz i only got 1,000 words)
now i like this the best, RZA did more experimenting with Soul, mo-town samples, with that classic Wu-sound mixed in... kind of hard to explain but you can see examples with " Hollow Bones" off " the W" and RZA - " Be a man" he kind of slowed down the beats, and made the lyrics more rugged like the first style, but it sounded tight mixed in with the samples.