Enduring rap classic and many a person's odds-on favourite for best Wu-Tang solo record, it is called Liquid Swords and it's by GZA/Genius. Known as a continuation on the grainy, filmic sequences of 36 Chambers, this record continued to switch dialogue and snarling snare beats for GZA to impose his narrative on. It was produced by RZA like all good Wu things.
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10/10 Effie the cat 20th April 2017
I tend to only review albums that I love, who wants to spend their time talking about music that's mediocre? I don't really like a lot of rap to be honest. I wish I knew where more of the good stuff was, but I don't ( the only rap albums I own are this, illmatic and summertime 06).
Anyway this is a great album because of the beats, because of the lyrics, because of the delivery, the genuine fury behind it, because of the weird clips from Shogun Assasin that somehow work, but mostly because it represents a time and place and shows you what it looked and felt like.
Made me pleased to have grown up in the suburbs.
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