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Audio CD, Import, Limited Edition, November 19, 2008
Limited CD/DVD combo. The highly anticipated 2007 album from the Wu-Tang Clan. The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York-based, all-star lineup of nine American rappers who are Grammy winners, multi-platinum-selling solo artists, multi-platinum record producers, film stars, screenwriters, TV stars, product spokespersons, business owners and, most recently, major motion picture composers. Emerging in 1993, the Staten Island, New York-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s and only partially because of their music. All nine members work under a number of pseudonyms but they are best known as: the RZA, Genius/Gza, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God, Inspecta Deck, and Masta Killa. 17 tracks including the singles 'The Heart Gently Weeps' (featuring Erykah Badu), 'Take It Back' and 'They Wanna Stick Me For My Riches'.
On Wu-Tang Clan's sixth album, 8 Diagrams, producer RZA still knows how to drop the bottom out of listeners' expectations. A minute and a half into opener "Campfire," for example, he abruptly switches keys just as the accompanying vocal downshifts from a melodic Curtis Mayfield sample ("Gypsy Woman") into Method Man's merciless first verse. From then on, despite the contentious instrumentals (Raekwon practically disowned the final product), RZA's never lets his fun get in the way of the MCs' speaking largely for themselves. Unsurprisingly, they still have a lot to say, though much of it treads firmly in the most stereotypical of hip-hop posturing: self-adulation, rough-edged with a syncopated litany of more or less violent, casually sexist bravado. Of course, those who tend toward hip-hop with a heart of gold would never be listening to the Wu anyway. Erykah Badu, John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and George Harrison's own son Dhani can't resuscitate "The Heart Gently Weeps," but then "Take It Back," "Wolves" (with George Clinton), and especially he timpani-pummeled "Weak Spot" show that even at loggerheads, the Wu still rocks an eccentric, charismatic funk. In the end, it seems, a gaggle of irreverent rappers this talented and volatile ages well almost in spite of itself. Keep 'em coming. --Jason Kirk
This album like all the others are classic you have to understand there style mad props to the Wu!!!!!!!!!!
It was Nice how they did a shout out to ODB as well.
I love this album, I don't understand what the commotion is all about, the lyrics r sick and the beats r rad too ,with a couple exceptions.... Read morePublished 6 months ago by excellent
Well this is Wu-Tang man. I don't know about you, but man you can never I mean NEVER go wrong with a Wu-Tang albumPublished 8 months ago by Sonia M Klinger
grrrrrrr good stuff you can keep that wolf thing track off of it but I do appreciate the RZA's depth of experimentation .. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cinco
CLASSIC, just about everything that these cats drop or spit on is raw Hip-hop in its most purest form!!! If you don't own this your probably wack!Published 11 months ago by John Wright
classic wu album over rza beats. if you like the wu this is the best collective work since wutang foreverPublished 11 months ago by Jim Carter
Apparently 8 Diagrams is a highly divisive album. Word is that Ghostface and Raekwon both disowned this album which I find fairly unlikely but who knows these days? Read morePublished 20 months ago by L. Goings
not the typical commercial crap taking over mainstream music..
good music with good lyrics is a definite...refreshing to hear good mc'n....
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I agree see my review
Dec 30, 2007 by Mr. T | See all 7 posts
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I cant wait to get the album myself. I have tried not to listen to much of the album so I could review it myself when it arrives. The only issue I have is that they should have put out the 17 track album for everyone. I ordered my album originally from Deepdiscount.com but i had to cancel it and... Read More
Dec 12, 2007 by Amazon Customer | See all 2 posts
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