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RZA Hits
     

The RZA Hits

by RZA
 

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RZA is the most important hip-hop conceptualist of the decade, an innovative paradigm-shifter with scary skills. Like Public Enemy producer Hank Shocklee -- a kindred spirit and important predecessor -- RZA understood early on that hip-hop ears are more likely to accept dissonance and loopy bricolage than your average rock fan, and his

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RZA is the most important hip-hop conceptualist of the decade, an innovative paradigm-shifter with scary skills. Like Public Enemy producer Hank Shocklee -- a kindred spirit and important predecessor -- RZA understood early on that hip-hop ears are more likely to accept dissonance and loopy bricolage than your average rock fan, and his work with the Wu-Tang Clan and its various solo offshoots are the most venturesome experiments in avant-hard rap ever. RZA conjures up the spookiest tableaux with spare brushstrokes -- Cecil Taylor-like piano clanks, ghostly bells, the forlorn thump of an 808 drum. If you missed out on RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan's counterrevolution the first time around, this collection will set you straight. Some of RZA's definitive production work is included here: Ol' Dirty Bastard's eerie "Shimmy Shimmy Ya," Method Man's autobiographical roughneck manifesto "Method Man," the Wu-Tang's midnight creep "C.R.E.A.M.," plus cuts from GZA, Raekwon, and the rest of the crew. The RZA hits? Harder than a battering ram, yo.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974830122
catalogNumber:
748301
Rank:
46442

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

RZA   Primary Artist
Booster   Vocals
4th Disciple   scratching

Technical Credits

John Carr   Art Direction
Berry Gordy   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Steve Neat   Engineer
RZA   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Ol' Dirty Bastard   Producer
Method Man   Producer
True Master   Producer
Mitchell Diggs   Executive Producer
Ethan Ryman   Engineer
C. Smith   Composer
Denaun Porter   Composer
R. Jones   Composer
G. Grice   Composer
F. Perren   Composer
D. Richards   Composer
D. Coles   Composer
L. Hawkins   Composer

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