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SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
09-25-2005, 07:59 PM
GZA/GENIUS-LEGEND OF THE LIQUID SWORD

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B00007FXQF/ref=dp_product-image-only_0/002-5056372-0595213?%5Fencoding=UTF8&n=507846&s=music

RELEASED:December 10, 2002
LABEL: MCA

#1.Intro
#2.Auto Bio
#3.Did Ya Say That
#4.Silent
#5.Knock,Knock
#6.Stay In Line
#7.Animal Planet
#8.Fam (Members Only)
#9.Legend Of The Liquid Sword
#10.Fame
#11.Highway Robbery
#12.Luminal
#13.Sparring Minds
#14.Rough Cut
#15.Uncut Material

LYRICALLY I THINK THE ALBUM IS ON POINT AND ALL THE TRACKS BANG HARD FOR SURE BUT I WISHED RZA AND THE REST OF THE CLAN WE'RE MORE ON THE LP AND RZA DID MORE TRACKS BUT THIS LP IS GREAT A MODERN DAY CLOSE CLASSIC 9/10

Frank Drebin
09-25-2005, 09:29 PM
first time i listened to i i wasnt impressed by the editing of words. but after listening to it more i really fell in love with this album. 7.5/10

wampus
09-26-2005, 04:12 AM
I'm the biggest gza's fan ever, but i wouldn't say it's a classic. it's a gret album but i don't like every production and songs as Rough cut, sparring minds, highway robbery...of course gza comes sharp but it's not enough to reach the LS level, but for sure there are many bangers like autobio, fame, animal planet, fam, luminal (possibly one of the best cd's song)

Beautiful Beard
09-28-2005, 03:54 AM
Nothing will ever touch LS in my opinion.

Legends is pretty good though but not as cerebral or thought provoking as "Beaneath the surface"

at least an 8

num2son
09-28-2005, 10:11 AM
I thought the album was dope when I got it...but as time when on the album didnt stick to much me.

4/5

Ironman Starks
10-01-2005, 01:56 AM
im probably the only person who likes Stay In Line...but w/e i think the LP is tight def not as good as LS but better than LDS BOAP and The Movement as far as that time period goes

Longbongcilvaringz
10-01-2005, 03:03 AM
this album is ill, one of my favourites. close to classic, take out a few tracks and get rid of the editing and it would be classic for certain. (8.5/10)

Dante
10-01-2005, 07:09 PM
1. Intro (NA)
2. Auto Bio (4)
3. Did Ya Say That? (5)
4. Silent ft. Ghostface Killah and StreetLife (3)
5. Knock Knock (5)
6. Stay In Line (4.5)
7. Animal Planet (5)
8. Fam Members Only ft. RZA and Masta Killa (3)
9. Legend of The Liquid Swords (5)
10. Fame (5)
11. Highway Robbery (4)
12. Luminal (5)
13. Sparring Minds ft. Inspectah Deck (5)
14. Rough Cut (2)
15. Uncut Material (5)

Great album

the insignificant
10-01-2005, 10:07 PM
#1.Intro
#2.Auto Bio... 4/5... great opener, feeds off the intro nicely...
#3.Did Ya Say That... 4/5... great beat, one of the best one the album...
#4.Silent... 4/5... slightly draggy because the beat is a bit repetitive... great verses...
#5.Knock,Knock... 4/5... not a huge fan of the hook, but great wordplay otherwise...
#6.Stay In Line... 3.5/5... the beat is a bit basic... is only altered with the chorus, makes it predictable...
#7.Animal Planet... 5/5... my favourite wu song in a long time...
#8.Fam (Members Only)... 4.5/5... great verses, great beat, nice touch with rza playing two alter egos on the same track...
#9.Legend Of The Liquid Sword... 3/5... just can't get past the chorus... a shame because gza has some good stuff to say here...
#10.Fame... 3.5/5... nice, simple older style beat with some nice wordplay by gza...
#11.Highway Robbery... 4.5/5... big fan of this song... just awesome...
#12.Luminal... 4/5... eerie, eerie song...
#13.Sparring Minds... 5/5... the rating says it all...
#14.Rough Cut... 3/5... can't get past the beat... awful... nice verse by armel though...
#15.Uncut Material... 4.5/5... great track, nice effort by gza on the beat too...

THE W
10-02-2005, 09:28 AM
i hardly ever listen to this anymore. Gza killed it lyrically as usual but the beats are so fuckin flat it just kills the replay value.

Ink Is My Drink
10-02-2005, 02:53 PM
8.5/10

i love this album!"!!!

one my fav albums

the lyrics are amazing

and i no alot of people hate on the production but i really like it!

so to me this one amazin album IMO

braindamage702
11-12-2005, 08:13 PM
listen to that song luminal -god damn he is so descriptive and just on point lyrically.
some real good shit on here some real classics to me
8.5/10

leaguer1
03-24-2006, 04:26 PM
GZA never disappoints. He maintains his 1.000 batting average with a solid double to right center field. After a few listens, he manages to steal 3rd while your still picking up new things.

With Legend of the Liquid Sword, GZA takes us to school as he demonstrates that he is not only a superior lyricist but also is the model of consistency. This album, like all of his others, is a very solid unified piece.

The albums flaw is the same thing that makes it so good - its too consistent. It doesn't have a joint or two that stand out. In the end, its what makes the album so good. Cut after cut, its just a good hip hop record in every way. It also has nice showing from the other clan members on it. This album also really grew on me with time. Virtually every song is dope. The only tracks I don't like are rza's track and the title track.

the surgeon
03-24-2006, 04:37 PM
4.5 one of the GZA's best albums in my opinion better than beneath the surface

ShaolinDarts
03-29-2006, 05:05 AM
When I first bought this album I was very pleased. As usual Gza is on point with the lyrics. The album starts of with material mostly based around hip hop and Gza's emceeing credentials. The album mid part of the album I would say is the most entertaining. There is a mix of everything in here from story telling to bread and butter emceeing to lyrical genius.

However as the cd got more and more spins I find myself less and less interested. The problem is that the cd just doesn't hold much charisma in it. Quite honestly it sounds like a a very poorly planned out cd. Like I said, there is a bit of everything in here and the clan appearances are very strong too. But, and for the lack of a better word, there is no 'flavour' to this cd. It sounds like a laboured effort and to me it sounds more like a mixtape than a cd.

For a moment I will go slightly off topic. I think that every emcee has his weakness. In the Wu Tang there are a couple of emcees that just don't have the charisma to pull of straight forward efforts like LOLS. If we take examples like Immobilarity and Uncontrolled Substance then we see that being a top grade emcee simply isn't enough. The album needs to be made more interesting. And like Immobilarity and Uncontrolled Substance, this albums failures revolve around the fact that a highly talented emcee needs some kind of cohesive element to bind his skills to the actual album (more commonly known as Rza but other methods are also possible).

My rating of the cd is 6/10.

Biggbwoy
03-29-2006, 03:43 PM
I love GZA's music...but I didnt feel this as much....
.... 6/10

tha realness
03-31-2006, 01:21 AM
love it 9/10

Poetic Wun
03-31-2006, 02:41 AM
hot ass record 8/10 one of my favorites, Fame...Animal Planet....brilliant. anyone could have thought of that but it wouldn't have been as dope of stories.

Longbongcilvaringz
03-31-2006, 12:10 PM
i dunno, i really feel a good few beats on this album, can't see how the production could be so hated on.

andy_gza
04-25-2006, 04:01 PM
8.5/10 not his best, but fame is a fantaastic track

IRAN
04-28-2006, 01:46 PM
1. Intro (NA)
2. Auto Bio (4)
3. Did Ya Say That? (5)
4. Silent ft. Ghostface Killah and StreetLife (3)
5. Knock Knock (5)
6. Stay In Line (4.5)
7. Animal Planet (5)
8. Fam Members Only ft. RZA and Masta Killa (3)
9. Legend of The Liquid Swords (5)
10. Fame (5)
11. Highway Robbery (4)
12. Luminal (5)
13. Sparring Minds ft. Inspectah Deck (5)
14. Rough Cut (2)
15. Uncut Material (5)

Great album

You only gave Fam (Members Only) a 3???? That track is banging!

Dante
04-28-2006, 02:46 PM
You only gave Fam (Members Only) a 3???? That track is banging!

The editing bugs me, if it didn't have that i would give it a 4

Wamukota X
06-21-2006, 03:17 PM
Nice album. Lyrical Genius at work.

Grongle
06-21-2006, 03:32 PM
Dope album

Leo Angel
06-22-2006, 07:46 AM
it's nice, 7,5/10 album. Lyrics are really magnificent, but beats usually are worse, so the album's replay value is quite low. Favourite tracks: Fam, Silent & Knock Knock.

famenchuan
06-22-2006, 11:59 AM
Really Good Album.

Fav tracks are auto bio, fam memebers only, animal planet, luminal, fame, uncut material

BGS
07-04-2006, 02:35 PM
damn good album...i love uncut material
What you know about mcing?
I know a lot
Can you demonstrate sumthin'
why not?

Just love this hook!

Ink Is My Drink
07-04-2006, 03:00 PM
i LOVE this album i know alot of people dont think much about it but i dont care its one ym fav albums you prob thinking wtf but o well i think it a very good album!

Robert
07-04-2006, 03:14 PM
I love GZA's music...but I didnt feel this as much....
.... 6/10
What was it that you werent feeling? the beats?

num2son
07-04-2006, 03:25 PM
What was it that you werent feeling? the beats?

I thought the album was hot the first week, but after awhile the beats made it a little boring

Dante
07-04-2006, 05:48 PM
After listening to this album a few more times these past few days, i came to realize this is my 2nd favorite GZA album after Liquid Swords; yes, the production could be better, but the rapping is very nice, and the lyricsm is aboslutly MAGNIFICENT

Ink Is My Drink
07-04-2006, 05:53 PM
I thought the album was hot the first week, but after awhile the beats made it a little boring

i really dont mind the beats i think they alright and som are pretty good i love animal planet

famenchuan
07-04-2006, 05:56 PM
Love this album. GZA never dissappoints

MrBrown
07-04-2006, 08:58 PM
After listening to this album a few more times these past few days, i came to realize this is my 2nd favorite GZA album after Liquid Swords; yes, the production could be better, but the rapping is very nice, and the lyricsm is aboslutly MAGNIFICENT

I could not agree more. Legend stays in my car CD player.

o.d.b. rest in peace
07-05-2006, 03:24 PM
Gza/genius- Legend Of The Liquid Sword is very good album

Rebel_INS
11-23-2006, 05:35 AM
1.Intro
2.Auto Bio - 4.5/5
3.Did Ya Say That - 4/5
4.Silent - 5/5
5.Knock, Knock - 5/5
6.Stay In Line - 5/5
7.Animal Planet - 5/5
8.Fam - 4.5/5
9.Legend Of The Liquid Sword - 4.5/5
10.Fame - 5/5
11.Highway Robbery - 5/5
12.Luminal - 5/5
13.Sparring Minds - 4.5/5
14.Rough Cut - 4.5/5
15.Uncut Material - 4.5/5

Dope GZA album, some of the production could have been different to make it better imo.

IrOnMaN
11-24-2006, 04:23 PM
This album is CLASSIC!!!!:mmmyah:

IRAN
11-24-2006, 04:26 PM
Strictly Fam Members Only.

jony wu tang
11-25-2006, 07:02 AM
the best solo wu tang joint out there


when a mothafucker steps out of his place
then gets slapped in his mothafuckin face
just because mothafucka wanted to base
with god

whipsandfullclips
11-27-2006, 03:28 AM
great lyrics, weak beats

num2son
11-27-2006, 12:19 PM
great lyrics, weak beats

Co-sign, dope lyrics cant make an ablum any better with average beats.

Sean
12-17-2006, 12:19 PM
I really like the beats on pretty much every song. Pretty sick album in my opinion, Gza never disappoints.

I was just wondering though, is every copy censored, or did I just buy the clean one?

SaqurakiHanamichi
12-20-2006, 03:02 AM
4 out of a 5 for me.

bad boy T
10-02-2007, 10:13 AM
This looks like a pretty good album

The 13th Jewel
10-02-2007, 11:54 PM
When I first bought this album I was very pleased. As usual Gza is on point with the lyrics. The album starts of with material mostly based around hip hop and Gza's emceeing credentials. The album mid part of the album I would say is the most entertaining. There is a mix of everything in here from story telling to bread and butter emceeing to lyrical genius.

However as the cd got more and more spins I find myself less and less interested. The problem is that the cd just doesn't hold much charisma in it. Quite honestly it sounds like a a very poorly planned out cd. Like I said, there is a bit of everything in here and the clan appearances are very strong too. But, and for the lack of a better word, there is no 'flavour' to this cd. It sounds like a laboured effort and to me it sounds more like a mixtape than a cd.

For a moment I will go slightly off topic. I think that every emcee has his weakness. In the Wu Tang there are a couple of emcees that just don't have the charisma to pull of straight forward efforts like LOLS. If we take examples like Immobilarity and Uncontrolled Substance then we see that being a top grade emcee simply isn't enough. The album needs to be made more interesting. And like Immobilarity and Uncontrolled Substance, this albums failures revolve around the fact that a highly talented emcee needs some kind of cohesive element to bind his skills to the actual album (more commonly known as Rza but other methods are also possible).

My rating of the cd is 6/10.

I agree, but I rate it a 7.5/10. Good, but not great. Good for the first few spins, but like good pussy, it gets old after awhile. Every once in a while though Ill be in the mood for this album however.

hom1e
10-03-2007, 10:43 AM
I think i'm only one person who rate it as a classic, it's third GZA's album and it has still genius lyrics, the beats are very great no as good as Liquid Swords, but it has some mainstream flavor mixed with classic Wu-Tang beats style. How many artist's comes witch third albums on their level that is so great like Legend Of The Liquid Sword? not many...

Dominus Santorini
10-09-2007, 10:42 PM
Modern Day Classic to me

To those that didn't like the beats:

What's your opinion on songs like Fam, Rough Cut, Sparring Minds, Animal Planet, Did you say that, AutoBio, and of course Silent. To me, these joints bang front to back.

High Replay Value for me

Hollow Dartz
12-19-2007, 09:01 PM
poll

11th Chamber
12-19-2007, 09:05 PM
I voted Banger based on lyrics alone, in which GZA is prolly the only artist that can pull that off. Some of the beats on the album were REALLY lacking.

3.75/5 stars

IrOnMaN
12-20-2007, 12:57 PM
The Source magazine gave it four mics.}:| I thought it deserved 4 1/2 mics. LLS is one of his best albums because I can relate more to it.

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
12-20-2007, 02:04 PM
The Source magazine gave it four mics.}:| I thought it deserved 4 1/2 mics. LLS is one of his best albums because I can relate more to it.

it's definately an underated album

FiRe WaTeR
12-21-2007, 09:35 AM
The best production GZA has had other than Liquid Swords. 9/10.

ShaDynasty
01-11-2008, 01:53 PM
The best production GZA has had other than Liquid Swords. 9/10.

I totally disagree, I think this is his worst album with the beats. I recently got the GZA/Muggs joint as well as 'Word From The Genius' and they both slay this in terms of beats. Lyrically its as good as you would expect with a couple nice beats and guest appearances but overall it was disappointing (it was always going to be with that title). Also all the curses are edited, and yet my copy has the PA mark in the corner still?

Maccabee Ridah
08-17-2008, 10:25 PM
Damn, I just finished listenin to the whole album, and all I can say is that this shyt is dope as hell! Damn, there are soooo many sick track! Absolutely fav track is Did Ya Say That! That track is real classic, along with few more tracks!

I voted Superior, cuz personally, I don't find it classic tho' it's really great album!

P.E.A.C.E.

staycreepin_n_silence
03-26-2009, 07:52 PM
mediocre

Don Universo
04-02-2009, 12:20 PM
7/10.....average
Gza shined lyrically, but some of the production was so so.
too much fast forwarding for a gza album, sum songs were a 10 and others were a 4 or 5

killabee313
05-24-2009, 12:41 AM
I liked it juss wish there wuzz more guest appearencez.I'd say it wuzz equal to "Beneath The Surface" but it aint shit compared to "Liquid Swords" lol

Cloudy Inc.
06-06-2009, 05:21 PM
9/10, big improvement over Beneath the Surface. The only thing I have against the CD is the fact that he just sounds lazy- but maybe that's just me.. Oh and Highway Robbery; the chorus is annoying.. Really annoying actually.

Clipse of Doom
03-01-2010, 01:36 AM
listening to this today, I think I like it more than BTS. I think the beats are better here. Luminal is some phenomenal story telling and I'm really feelin that Sparring Minds joint with Deck.

sickdog
03-01-2010, 04:30 AM
Average

dret.izm
03-01-2010, 04:38 AM
did ya say that?!?!

killabee313
05-02-2010, 11:15 PM
I think all of GZA's soloz after Liquid Swords sounded like shit compared to Liquied Swords but they all top everything u hear on tha radio.Overall good album my fav song on here wuzz "Animal Planet".

Chris Stylez
05-23-2010, 09:05 PM
my favorite gza albums

1) Liquid Swords
2) Legend of The Liquid Sword
3) Beneath The Surface
4) Grandmasters
5) Pro Tools

this album is really dope but having one of if not the best wu solo ever you cant compare to it. it really is a solid album though i still bump it from time to time

wutangclan97chamber
08-14-2011, 09:03 PM
is every copy censored? why does it have the parental advisory sticker?

Creepshow
08-15-2011, 01:54 AM
I don't mind GZA not having to rely on cursing on his records but why bother adding it in just to have it censored out and ruining the flow? I hated that shit.

jsofunky
08-19-2011, 12:36 PM
gza neva disappoints. he consistent

KJR
09-19-2013, 08:05 AM
Personally, I think this is one of the top 10 Wu solos of all. SO good.

truemath4th
02-03-2014, 12:36 AM
According to me its worst album of gza
1 liquid sword
2 beneath
3 grandmaster
4 protools
5 legeng

Why????
Too much chorus shit ruins thus album
( high way robbery was perfect but the reaggae chorus is wack , the same for stay in line...

Lots of beats are not a wu vibe , but some classic track thought

1 fame only members 5
2 silent 5
3 rought cut 5
4 luminal 5
5 sparring minds 5

The rest is cool but its not the same level of others album of gza