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  • Audio CD (April 25, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: EPIC/RAZOR SHARP RECORDS
  • Run Time: 49 minutes
  • ASIN: B00005APZM
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,077 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Grits (feat. 8-Off)
2. Super Model (feat. Ghostface Killah)
3. War Rats
4. Bread of Life (feat. Killah Priest & Neonek)
5. Love Is the Message (feat. Raekwon)
6. We Know (feat. Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat)
7. Shake Dat (feat. Jammie Sommers)
8. Big Business (feat. Shyheim & Crunch)
9. Revenge (feat. Timbo King)
10. One Way 2 Zion (feat. Culture)

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The Yin and The Yang by Cappadonna

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On The Yin and the Yang, Wu Tang acolyte Cappadonna shows he has come a long way since he made his first appearance on Chef Raekwon's 1995 masterpiece Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. His 1998 solo debut, The Pillage, was one of the most potent albums from the extended Wu family, and his sophomore release continues to deliver. With a defiant delivery, his breathless flow riding on a pulverizing beat, Cappadonna covers territory from brutal realism ("Why It Gotta Be Like This") to lusty fantasy ("Supermodel"). But, as he explains in "Big Business," his real aim is to provide "the vaccine for Uncle Tom rap." And that's what he does, pitched against a claustrophobic backdrop of flaming horns and baleful strings, on the apocalyptic "Bread of Life," the impassioned "Save The Children," and the pained confessional call for peace on "Revenge." The Yin and the Yang shows that Cappadonna is one of rap's leading exponents. --Gavin Martin

Customer Reviews

I won't say that it [isn't good at all] because there's a few decent beats throughout the cd.
Mishima Triad
Well, I hope Ghosthface: Cuban Linx 2, Chef Raekwon: Cuban Linx 2, RZA: BobbyDigital 2, Wu-tang: THe WW2 are not going to be like this.
David T
I don't know whats up with all the haters sayin this album is crap, but don't don't believe 'em.
"topp_dogg_04"

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "dusty-beats-insomniac" on May 29, 2001
Format: Audio CD
With a slim 10 tracks I was hoping to get cracked in the head with some ear-popping Wu-Bangers. Instead, it was more like being ... on. Not even the slang-slinging efforts of Ghostface and Raekwon could save this forgettable Wu-installment. Personally, it's the WORST material from the immediate Wu-Tang camp to date (with U-God's joint coming in mighty close). Two cuts merit the two stars: "Supermodel" and "Love is the Message". Take a guess at why. I'm stretching with the latter cut so you can only imagine just how unappetizing the rest of the menu is. DonnaCappa Goins' style is bearable in doses. I've never really been that enamored with his arbitrary use of words and phrases. In some instances it works but most of the time he's just dropping words that might sound good together. And that voice...all I'm hearing is a grown man teasing fools in the schoolyard with that whiney, wanna-be B-Real type vocalizing. Then he yanks in Jermaine Dupree and Da Brat to ... on the album after he ... on it??? "The Yin and the Yang" is yet another dent in the Wu armour. This album should've come strapped with a ... pamper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G$ on November 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Don Don Cappachino the Donnamite returns after about 2 and half years to deliver his second solo effort. Though not as good as his classic debut, and slightly below his "Struggle" it has some good songs. There are about 2 songs of the 11 that are definitely skippable and 2 more that are ok, but the other 7 are all tight songs (2 are almost classic material). It starts off maybe stronger than his debut but dwindles halfway through and picks up a little toward the end. Production is decent, mostly by non-Wu related producers. Neonek does 5, Goldfingaz does 2, and Jermaine Dupri, Trumaster, Inspectah Deck and 8-off all do 1. I'd recommend it for his fans or Wu fans but it needs more quality songs. All songs but one feature at least one other rapper.

#1 - 9.5 (f/ 8-Off)
#2 - 9 (f/ Ghostface Killah on the hook)
#3 - 9 (f/ Neonek)
#4 - 8.5 (f/ Killah Priest, Neonek)
#5 - 9.5 (f/ Raekwon)
#6 - 5.5 (f/ Da Brat)
#7 - 5 (f/ Jamie Sommers)
#8 - 9 (f/ Shyheim & Crunch Lo)
#9 - 7.5 (f/ Masta Killa, Royal Fam & Prodigal Sun)
#10 - 4 (f/ Culture)
#11 - 7.5

b. -- Darryl Hill --- Park Hill, Staten Island, NY --- 1969
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "ryuohki2" on April 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Here we are again, another eagerly awaited Wu release followed by dissapointment. If I am not mistaken were we not promised over and over again by Rza and co-horts that this wouldn't be happening anymore. Sure I enjoyed "the W", but what is this mess entitled "the Yin and the Yang"? First off this was supposed to be out the same time Supreme Clientele was released, also it originally had 18 tracks. What do I get when I open it up 11 tracks and the worst zeroxed art work I have every seen. Give me a break the last Killarmy disc got better treatment than this. But alas this is where the problem lays, the records company for screwing Cappa over. Now you'll no doubt read countless reviews how much Cappa misfired on this album, but it really isn't Cappa that went wrong. Poor management and direction killed any chances of a this becoming a Wu classic. I must say his lyrics are a vast improvement and his guests were just as sharp. Shyheim is always right on his mark (too bad "Manchild" was pulled off the shelves, it was the best Wu release in years)Timbo King, Raekwon and Killah Priest also deliver the goods. Make no mistake that that the J.D. track is just about the worst thing I have ever heard...you'll skip it everytime. Most other songs are quite alright and will enjoy repeated play. the problem though is that seven songs are missing which include a brilliant song with Remedy entitled 'Girlfriend', butthey pulled it off so it could be on his album. Sadly enough Real Niggaz, Why it gotta be this way, Love & Hate(mellow drama), If it's all right with you, Taking Drastic Measures and Odd Couple did not grace the album like they were originally intended to.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wangalb@hotmail.com on April 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
First I would like to correct anyone who thinks that RZA did production on the CD. He didn't do a single beat on the CD but as executive producer he merely checked to see the final result. So this isn't like Talib and DJ Hi-Tek type stuff.
On to the CD: Cappadonna is better than his debut in terms of his lyrics which is a wonderful sign at least. I think that his wisdom has grown and his sense of rhyming is smoother, particularly in intricate verse dropping, say in, the song One Way 2 Zion. However, apart from Raekwon, the guest artists don't compare very well.
The Grits is a cool song with horns but when you check out the sample it's a 1997 Latino band. That's rather hilarious because those horns are clean sounding and not dirty like RZA's style. You can't go too wrong however because it is funky all the same.
Super Model is the best track but it needs some scratching or something to break up the beat. True Master has produced a dope banger at least to Wu standards w/ his guitar blues sample.
War Rats was rather impressive with its odd and atonal harp sounds which I liked a lot. The complexity was rather great indeed. Cappadonna drops a wonderful metaphor about ending street violence.
Bread of Life is the most complext song in terms of lyrics. Cappadonna uses a Biblical metaphor to damn the secular nature of today's world... The production is alright and has some dope strings but they are too synth for my liking.
Love Is the Message is the most danceable track on the CD no doubt. The chopped up sample of a disco hit which was rather popular proves that the Wu can have fun no doubt. This hit was banging for me.
We Know and Shake Dat are the worst tracks of the CD. Wu techno music, please no! And jermaine dupri's production can suck my d baby.
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