Just the idea alone will have die hard Wu fans slinging samurai swords. Trust me, Wu Tang Fans aint nothing to fuck with.
But seriously, this new Wu record is defiantly the best cut we’ve heard from them in a while. On their 5th studio album 8 Diagrams, the Clan attacks again with the classic gritty rhythms and kung fu samples yet on this record RZA’s production seems to have gotten even better with a much more refined sound and smooth transitions between artists. The record’s feels more laid back then past joints and the lyrics reflect a more mature sound. This might also be due to the pound of weed smoked in a seven day recording session.
Either way the disc has a lot to offer for both die hard fans and new comers.
With huge anticipation from the hip hop and music communities the album is worth the wait. One stand out track is the first single, “As My Heart Gently Weeps” which samples the Beatles song, “As My Guitar Gently Weeps” and features Erika Badu, John Frusciante of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and George Harrison’s son Dhani Harrison.
The track Wolves features strange improves by the Prime Minister of Funk himself, George Clinton. Each song demonstrates a definite group effort musically; RZA’s beats seem to compliment the styles of his fellow Clan members seamlessly.
In a genre ran by artists who were just turning ten years old when C.R.E.A.M was released it’s dope to see a classic group like the Wu Tang Clan evolve to compete yet still stay true to the style that made them the Clan.