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Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
As a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard's bizarre, free-form rants added both comic relief and a dangerous unpredictability to the group's chemistry. ODB's RZA-produced solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers stretches his schtick over a full album, which if anything makes him sound even more unbalanced. Long before the album ends, it's clear that ODB has emptied his bag of tricks -- loose, off-the-beat raps that sometimes don't even rhyme, unbelievably graphic vulgarity, gonzo off-key warbling which sounds a little like Biz Markie as a mental patient, and general goofing off. Yet within that role as hardcore rap's clown prince of psychosis, ODB is pretty damned ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
As a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard's bizarre, free-form rants added both comic relief and a dangerous unpredictability to the group's chemistry. ODB's RZA-produced solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers stretches his schtick over a full album, which if anything makes him sound even more unbalanced. Long before the album ends, it's clear that ODB has emptied his bag of tricks -- loose, off-the-beat raps that sometimes don't even rhyme, unbelievably graphic vulgarity, gonzo off-key warbling which sounds a little like Biz Markie as a mental patient, and general goofing off. Yet within that role as hardcore rap's clown prince of psychosis, ODB is pretty damned entertaining. His leaps in association are often as disturbing as they are funny, whether they're couched in scatological detail or not; they certainly don't make his widely publicized erratic behavior seem at all surprising. And, despite the unstructured feel dominating most of the album, there are a fair share of hooks, and two absolutely killer singles in "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and "Brooklyn Zoo." Certainly, there's no reason for the album to be as long as it is, considering the dull filler toward the end. But, even though Return to the 36 Chambers might not be the most earth-shattering piece of the Wu-Tang puzzle, it's an infectious party record which proves that, despite his limitations, Ol' Dirty Bastard has the charisma to carry an album on his own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/1995
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596165921
  • Catalog Number: 61659
  • Sales rank: 29,711

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (4:47)
  2. 2 Shimmy Shimmy Ya (2:41)
  3. 3 Baby C'mon (3:32)
  4. 4 Brooklyn Zoo (3:40)
  5. 5 Hippa to Da Hoppa (3:14)
  6. 6 Raw Hide - Raekwon the Cheff (4:04)
  7. 7 Damage (3:00)
  8. 8 Don't U Know (4:41)
  9. 9 The Stomp (2:29)
  10. 10 Goin' Down (4:23)
  11. 11 Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie) (4:16)
  12. 12 Snakes (5:26)
  13. 13 Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane) - Ghostface Killah (7:20)
  14. 14 Proteck Ya Neck II: The Zoo (4:00)
  15. 15 Cuttin' Headz (2:32)
  16. 16 Dirty Dancin' (2:42)
  17. 17 Harlem World (6:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ol' Dirty Bastard Primary Artist, Vocals
GZA Track Performer
RZA Track Performer
Method Man Track Performer
Buddah Monk Track Performer
Technical Credits
Tim Latham Engineer
RZA Producer
John Wydrycs Engineer
Jimmie Lee Engineer
Alli Art Direction
Jack Hersca Engineer
Ethan Ryman Producer, Engineer
Big Dore Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best odb debut you'll could hav

    I think this is like a very orginal album odb rockz tha house . I'm white, not from tha ghetto bud still i buy the craziest records odb is number one in dirty music man fo' real

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