Hey there hip hop heads, been going back through old Wu-Tang solo albums today and they are just so good. The music, beats, samples, lyrics.. and
each one has a completely different sound/atmosphere to it- but the best Wu solo albums are immaculate start to finish.
My top 5 Wu-Tang Solo albums in order are (and this is no easy feat):
1. Method Man-- Tical
The first Wu solo album to be released, Tical is Method's best work lyrically and who could forget hearing You're All I Need, What the Blood Clot, PLO
Style for the first time-- there was nothing else like it around.. It was pruduced by RZA and is gritty and raw, sounds perfect turned up as loud as
the speakers could handle. What's that sh#$ that they be smokin'?
2. GZA-- Liquid Swords
Oh man, I loved the samples GZA used for this album. It had such an ominous feel to it. But the tracks were on fire. I wore this cd out when it
dropped in '95.
3. Raekwon-- Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Incarcerated Scarfaces. So so dope. Raekwon be cookin up some marvelous sh13 lol
4. Ghostface Killah-- Ironman
Just loved this album when it dropped. Camay, Iron Maiden, Daytona 500, Wildflower, dope track after track.
5. Ghostface Killah-- Supreme Clientele
Dropped in 2000, showing the world that Wu-Tang was still the BEST (as Ol' Dirty put it in the original Kanye moment)
Honorable mention goes to RZA's Bobby Digital work.
So which are in your top 5? What do you think about Wu-Tang solo projects?
RIP to ODB.
edit on 25-3-2017 by zosimov because: (no reason given)
Don't get me wrong, you could interchange any of those in the top 5 and I wouldn't complain much. I discovered Wu-Tang my junior year of high school
before anyone in my circles even knew who they were. All of my friends were into west coast gangster rap like Dre, Snoop, Pac, and Warren G and never
paid much attention to east coast hip-hop. I listened to it all but always leaned toward the raw, lyrical east coast artists.
In college, I wore out all those albums in your top five. That was the golden age of hip-hop to me. Just when you thought a Wu-Tang solo album
couldn't be topped, out comes another classic.
I just realized (again) I really miss the days of the music album.. waiting for one to drop, going out to the record store to pick up a copy as soon
as it hits the shelf.. that beautiful PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT Black and White Rectangle on the front of the CD.. Ah the days.
There isn't even a close second to 'Only Built for Cuban Linx' - unless the entire clan's '36 Chambers' is an acceptable (i.e. if the OP is limiting
to just invidual clan member albums) album, if so '36 Chambers' is my #1...I'd have the exact list you ordered.
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