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Top 5 Wu-Tang Solo Albums

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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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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.
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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 07:58 PM
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I can't argue with your top 5 except for order. Here's mine:

1. Only Built For Cuban Linx
2. Ironman
3. Liquid Swords
4. Tical
5. Supreme Clientele

Honorable Mention:
ODB - Return To The 36 Chambers
Cappadonna - The Pillage
Ghostface - Pretty Toney or Fishscale
RZA - Bobby Digital
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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

Awesome, thanks for posting. I know that Tical is an unconventional choice for 1.

It was the first solo album I heard, I still remember the night actually lol.

Great choices, though. And ODB definitely should get a shout out.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Love this thread - been listening to Raekwon's "The Wild" album which he just dropped - Wu and Wu Affiliates are timeless. Thanks for putting this together



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Hey Fam!

Thanks for posting about Raekwon's new album.. I did not know! I'm so far behind these days lol..
I'll go check it out and thanks again for the info!



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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Wow. I forgot about this band. I loved Wang Chung when I was in college.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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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.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: SBMcG

Oh wow, thanks! Just what this thread was missing!




posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

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.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Never let it be said that I can't #$%&-up even the best of threads.




posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version


edit on 25-3-2017 by dashen because: Shame on a ninja who try to run game on a ninja



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:28 PM
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originally posted by: SBMcG
a reply to: zosimov

Never let it be said that I can't #$%&-up even the best of threads.



Ha, lol! Ima take that last bit as a wonderful compliment, and you are always welcome in my threads, cr@ppy music and all



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: dashen

That is (hands down) the best meme I've ever seen. You win the meme prize again dashen..



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: zosimov




posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: zosimov
a reply to: dashen

That is (hands down) the best meme I've ever seen. You win the meme prize again dashen..


I studied meme-fu with the oldest dirtiest bastards on 4chan



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: dashen

lol

Also that song by ODB.. pure ear candy, thanks for posting!

jump on stage and then I dip down..



edit on 25-3-2017 by zosimov because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

thats why wu tang is forever.
because wu tang is for the children




posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: dashen

Makes perfect sense..




posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

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.

Love the thread!



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: BeefNoMeat

I really can't argue with you.. I know Cuban Linx is legit straight through.
36 Chambers of course belongs in the Hall of Fame

Found this the other day:



Thanks for posting!




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