when we're talking production, you can tell RZA didn't give no half-assed beats for this project. i remember some interviews from back then and he seemed really excited about it but from what i understand the album was actually recorded around 2000, 2001 but the LP got caught up in label bullshit. i can't say i listen to it very often but i got it in the collection like any other RZA produced album and i just dusted it off today and this shit slams hard as hell. Rakeem always has crazy nice drums and i really like the choices for samples and range of different styles he went through here + the sound is really crisp and clear thanks to Jose "Choco" Reynoso who always do a ill job working with the Abbot.
of course it can be pretty hard to listen to an album full of lyrics that you mostly can't understand but the beats really carries it and the features from Ghost, RZA and U-God is welcome. the French guys got ill flows too. do y'all bang this every now and then and what's your thoughts on it?
(listen how hard those drums knock)
also which part of it do y'all think is better?
The Scandinavian (tracks 2-5)
The French (tracks 7-11)
The German (tracks 12-15 + 19)
UK/Italy (tracks 16, 17, 18)
personally i go with France