Sunday, July 20, 2008

Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords (1995)

Released in 1995 during the first round of Wu-Tang solo albums, this solo debut from Wu-Tang member GZA (pronounced 'Jizza') is often regarded as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. Almost all of Liquid Swords was produced by Wu-Tang leader RZA, whose dark, ominous, and brooding beats perfectly set the gritty atmosphere of the album. GZA is simply the most talented lyricist of the group, and while his delivery might not be quite as interesting as some of his fellow clansmen, the depth and intricacy of his writing certainly makes up for it. Every Wu-Tang member makes a cameo here, but I think Method Man's appearance on the excellent Shadowboxin' stands above the rest. A must listen for fans of hip-hop.

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1 comment:

Blake said...

top hip hop album of all time? So dark, so haunting, so incredible. For me B.I.B.L.E is tops, and I love Ghostface on 4th chamber.