[ Sony / LP ]
Release Date: Friday 12 October 2018
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+ Special limited edition on yellow coloured vinyl.
Critically acclaimed debut album, released on 'Loud Records' from American hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Originally released in November 1993, this is a 12 track, yellow-coloured vinyl LP with a download code insert.
The classic debut from the Shaolin gang is one of the most important rap albums of all time, wrestling the initiative back from the West Coast gangsta crews and G-funk sound and taking hip hop to rawer, dirtier place altogether. The RZA's mix of kung fu movie samples and twisted soul loops gives a unique backing to the en masse duelling of Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Genius, Masta Killa et al. "Bring Back Da Ruckus" sets their stall out and things continue at a neck-breaking pace through the graceful "Can It All Be So Simple", the complexity of "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'", threatening "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit", the scarily prescient, piano-backed street poetry of "CREAM", Meth's evil signature theme, all the way through to the fist-flinging team workout "Protect Ya Neck" and "Tearz".
A blockbuster celebration of hip hop in all its strange, multifaceted glory.
Few rap albums can match the vivid fantasia of looped soul, kung fu clips, and dextrous rhyming rendered on Wu-Tang Clan's scene-shaking debut. Armed with defacto leader RZA's sumptuous beats (and a hungry, hustler spirit that saw the nine-strong crew reportedly pay for a studio session with $300-worth of quarters), it bustles seamlessly from piano-backed street poetry ("C.R.E.A.M.") to fist-flinging team workouts ("Protect Ya Neck").
1. Bring Da Ruckus
2. Shame On A Nigga
3. Clan In Da Front
4. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
5. Can It Be All So Simple/Intermission
6. Protect Ya Neck
7. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
8. Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing Ta F' Wit
10. Method Man
12. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Part II