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Sorry for the cliched review title, but this is the "Sgt. Peppers" of Gangsta Rap,
This review is from: Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (Audio CD)
While not my favorite rap album (that award goes to either Tribe Called Quest's "Low-End Theory", Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back", or Beastie Boy's "Paul's Boutique"), this is by far the best example of gangsta rap I have ever heard, not to mention some of the best production ever in an album, rap or otherwise. If you like intelligent and political rhymes, you should look elsewhere. However, if you want intimadation, excellent production, or need to check out your new car stereo system, pick up this East Coast classic. In all honesty, I'd take this over "The Chronic" anyday. Every rapper makes an important contribution, and none stand out as being more talented than others. They all work well as both individual rappers and as a collective whole. The main reason why this is a classic though is the production. Minimalist without being too sparse, RZA knows where to put certain beats. The beats mesh perfectly with the rhymes, inhancing the feel of them. The only complaint I can think of for this album is the skits, but even those add to the overall atmosphere. Classic gangsta rap, a must for anyone with a fleeting interest in the genre.
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Initial post: May 30, 2007, 7:15:50 AM PDT
36 chambers is NOT gangsta rap. It came as a breath of fresh air when gangsta rap was the norm
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2007, 5:06:26 PM PDT
Hamza Dawud says:
Agreed, this is not even close to gangsta rap. This is lyric-oriented battle rap. Two completely diff types of hip hop.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008, 4:49:31 AM PDT
Well these boys have already said my piece.
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