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Legend of the Wu-Tang: Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits
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While creating a comparison to 36 Chambers would be impossible, Legend of the Wu-Tang: Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits (BMG) serves a dual purpose: both as a Wu-Tang primer for the uninitiated and necessity for the diehard fan. Predictably, Legend draws heavily from the group's seminal debut 36 Chambers. Few groups, including Wu-Tang itself, would be able to top the success of 36 Chambers and it contributes nearly half the songs on Legend. To sweeten the deal for owners of 36 Chambers, alternate mixes of "Protect Ya Neck" and "Method Man" are provided. While the former is virtually indistinguishable from the original, the latter replaces the original with alternate verses and proves to be a highlight of the album.
In addition to the usual suspects from the "other three albums" - crowd bangers "Triumph," "Gravel Pit," etc. -- three more obscure songs previously released on non-Wu albums show up. The group sleeps through "Diesel" from the Soul in the Hole soundtrack, but fares slightly better on "Shaolin Worldwide" from the soundtrack to Next Friday and a cover of Run-D.M.C.'s "Sucker M.C.s" from 1997's In the Beginning...There Was Rap compilation.
In a perfect world, 36 Chambers goes the Ready to Die/Illmatic route and gets re-issued with remixes and rarities. But as it stands, Legend provides a solid overview of the Wu's career to date. Just make sure 36 Chambers is in your collection already.
1. C.R.E.A.M. 5/5- their biggest hit. nothing to say but classic
2. Method man 5/5- method man's classic solo
3. protect ya neck (bloody version) 5/5- another classic. ODB spits the best lyrics he ever rapped.
4. wu-tang clan aint nothin to f' wit 5/5- amazing
5. can it all be so simple 4/5- ghostface and raekwon do amazing together
6. shame on a n***a 5/5- another song with ODB at his best. meth and raekwon also do great
7. da mystery of chassboxin' 10/5- best wu song ever!!!!
8. reunited 4/5- good song but their newer songs arent as good as the older ones.
9. itz yourz 3.5/5- havnt listened to it much but its okay
10. triumph 5/5- great
11. gravel pit 5/5- the beat makes this song amazing
12. protect ya neck (the jump off) 5/5- not as good as the original protect ya neck but still deserves a 5
13. sucker mc's 4/5- not as good as the run DMC version but still good
14. uzi (pinky ring) 5/5- first didnt like it but now i think its GREAT
15. shaolin worldwide 5/5- another amazing beat with more amazing lyrics
16. diesel 5/5- great, great song
I love all the tracks, but my favorites are:
Track 1: C.R.E.A.M. = I particularly like how the song starts -- quietly, with O.D.B. warming up, and then BOOM, that classic beat. Utterly awesome.
Track 2: Method Man (skunk mix) = I would prefer the original that appeared in the 36 Chambers album, but this remix is still good, and showcases Method Man's lyrical ability
Track 3: Protect Ya Neck (bloody version) = this is a really good posse song, in the "Scenario" (T.C.Q.) vein
Track 4: Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuhting ta F' Wit: Another awesome posse song, that features a lot of Wu members on the mic
Track 6: Shame on a Nigga: Just listen to O.D.B.'s verses and if you're like me, you'll be like DAAAAYUMMMM....Read more ›
2. Method Man (5/5)
3. Protect Ya Neck (5/5)
4. Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthin To F' Wit (5/5)
5. Can It All Be So Simple (4/5)
6. Shame On A N***a (5/5)
7. Da Mystery of Chessboxin' (5/5) BEST
8. Reunited (3.5/5) good song but hook ruins it
9. It's yours (4/5)
10. Triuph (4.5/5)
11. Gravel Pit (5/5)
12. Protect Ya Neck The Jump Off (5/5)
13. Sucker MCs (4.5/5)
14. Uzi (5/5)
15. Shaolin Worldwide (5/5)
16. Diesel (5/5)
ALL THE OLD WU-TANG SONGS ARE GREAT BUT THE NEWER ONES ARENT AS GOOD. BUT MOST OF THEM ARE STILL GREAT.
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I bought this as a Christmas gift for my sister. It was brand new and sealed in plastic, however when she went to play it, the record was noticeably warped and unable to be played. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The bootleg era has ended! it's time for passing digital CDs and DVDs around! the bars, metpahors and flow is just to great. best rap group in the history of hiphop!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was truly surprised how excellent this is and how well it's put together. represents the clan perfectlyPublished 5 months ago by Joseph McGuinness (Ray Ray's Records)