The Wby Wu-Tang Clan
With a classic debut, Enter the Wu (36 Chambers), a canny collective ethos, a clothing line, and an acknowledged production genius in the RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan seemed unstoppable. But in time, the strength of Shaolin's warriors was diluted by lackluster solo careers, glossy pop songs, and jail time. So it's especially satisfying to report that The W is as much a rebirth as a reunion. The RZA reels in the Clan members -- an unbelievable assemblage of proven talents including Method Man, Ghosface Killah, Raekwon, and Ol' Dirty Bastard -- to bring the ruckus on an album filled with soon-to-be classics. The head-bobbing first single, "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)," picks up where 36 Chambers' streetwise anthem left off, while the dizzying "Gravel Pit" takes the Wu into up-tempo territory with ferocious results. Bolstered by the soulful croon of Isaac Hayes on "I Can't Go to Sleep," the Clan deliver their most wrenchingly emotional performance on record. It's arguable whether a starting lineup as strong as this needs guest shots, but Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Redman put icing on the cake -- as does Snoop Dogg in a surprise duet with (the incarcerated) Ol' Dirty Bastard on "Conditioner." A must for thugs and the clubs. Ryan Crosby
- Release Date:
- Epic Europe
Performance CreditsWu-Tang Clan Primary Artist
Junior Reid Track Performer
Snoop Dogg Track Performer
Busta Rhymes Track Performer
Isaac Hayes Track Performer
Ol' Dirty Bastard Vocals
Method Man Vocals
Ghostface Killah Vocals
Technical CreditsRZA Producer
Dennis Coles Executive Producer
Robert Diggs Executive Producer
Oli Grant Executive Producer
Jose "Choco" Reynoso Engineer
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Wu-Tang Clan's junior album seems to be as good a classic as was their freshmen album, which very few artists can claim. The Clan delivers a usual head banger album. Very few album are ever contain a track line up that gets you hooked in every track and where no songs are skipped, and The W, The W is one of those albums you can just play all the songs over and over and you won't get tired or feel the need to skip any song. The clan had a fantastic performance and is as strong as ever. The Clan turned back to the streets, to the ghetto, to that raw flava. Ghostface hits again with an emotional lirycal spit, while Meth and O.D.B. blazes the joint up with Snoop Dogg in ''Conditioner''. Everyone plays their role and adds their grains of sand to the effort. If you don't already own this album, you ought to cop it quick. Show ya support for the Clan. Knowledge.
Wu-Tang Clan's junior album seems to be as good a classic as was their freshmen album, which very few artists can claim to have achieved. The Clan delivers a usual head banger album. Very few album ever contain a track line up that gets you hooked in every track, and The W, The W is one of those albums you can just play all the songs over and over and over and you won't get tired or feel the need to skip over any song. The Clan had a fantastic performance and is as strong as ever. The Clan turned back to the streets, to the ghetto, to that raw flava that crowned them as kings and baptized them as the Black Liberace. Ghostface hits again with an emotional lirycal spit, while Meth does his thang in his songs, and O.D.B. blazes the joint up with Snoop Dogg in ''Conditioner,'' a classical thug anthem. Everyone plays their role and adds their grains of sand to the effort. If you don't already own this album, you ought to cop it quick. Show ya support for the Clan. Peace to the Clan, mad love. Knowledge.
I will never buy another wu-tang album again. The W is the worst! I will neer support the Wu again. Ever!
THIS IS ANOTHER WU-BANGER. THE LYRICS ARE RIDICULUS- IF U KNOW WHAT I MEAN. THIS IS REAL HIP-HOP... TIGHT TRACKS THAT MAKE U WANT TO BREAKDANCE
it is the best cd he has ever made
2 EVERYONE WHO NOT GOT THIS ALBUM: BUY IT! JUST BUY IT! GRAVEL PIT AND REDBULL R THE BEST SONGS!
I think ''The W'' was a weak cd. I have enjoyed past Wu Tang cds like ''Wu Tang forever'' and ''Enter the Wu'' but not this one. Right when i popped this cd into my cd player i noticed right away that i would probably not enjoy it. The sound quality was low. It sounded like listening to an old vinyl record. You can hear the popping and static noises in the background. Some of the beats within the cd are cool though as well as some of the rhymes. I liked 2 songs out of this whole cd and to me that is not worth buying. The songs i liked were ''protect ya neck'' and ''gravel pit''. Everything else was weak to me. I think i will stick to buying these two singles instead of the whole cd. My advice to everyone is to listen to the cd before buying it.
Wu Tang has officially lost hold on its domination as the lyrically superior rhymes artists. The W tracks are soft and not as tightly hard hitting lyrically as previous Wu joints. It's open season now, the title for rap lyrical domination is up for grabs. Word!
The W is another example of The Wu Tang Clan's forever love of Hip-Hop. Every few years, another Wu album comes out and raises the bar of the definition of hip-hop. This album's goin classic, it ain't becomin famous before it comes out, like that mainstream bull. Be in it for the love of music not money! It will slowly gain respect, and work it's way up. It already has my respect and my stereo jammin time. Big thanks to the Wu for keepin their raps real! The white kids respect you too!
wu tang is the best hip hop group ever. this wu cd showcaces hip hop excellence. i love wu............. peace to all my shaolin people