Originally Posted by THE W
you honestly think that album is the best of the bunch?
i went with the pillage.
No, but I do feel it deserves a mention. That's Raekwon at his best.
Originally Posted by RADIOACTIVE MAN
Ok I'll explain why I love beneath the surface...it's like this..liquid swords was a gritty classic album on vintage wu esque beats..the playing field was built in a way that Gza would come out on top no matter what, it's one of those albums u hear and u think to yourself..can't he top that..can he keep me Interested after this? Then came BTS which is actually the total opposite of liquid swords sound wise..it's more crisp with more modern quality and a different lane from what u were used to hearing from Gza and he executed the album with might, the album was well done..skits, features, the length..not too long..not too short...every track carried bars and flows u could repeat for days and not get tired, the arrangement of the album was in a way where it got better with the listen, it was the perfect mordern wutang album but MOST IMPORTANTLY, GZA threw in that track mic tripping...a track I played so much I prolly was rapping it in my sleep..easily one of the greatest tracks ever recorded to me...flow...lyrics,beat..science..all impeccable
Couldn't agree more. Beneath The Surface is also my favorite if we are not including Supreme Clientele and even if we did I think Supreme Clientele is a bit better than Beneath The Surface. GZA improved his lyrics and flow on Beneath The Surface and he got even better on Legend of LS.
I just remember listening to Amplified Sample & Beneath The Surface a lot and also his verse on Hip Hop Fury stuck in my head:
I laid the first verse and quenched a dry ass niggas thirst, who drank my wisdom up like water, till his stomach burst