I agree with almost all of this review, except for the part about Holocaust. Warcloud had one of my all time favorite verses. Unbelievable track.B.O.B.B.Y.-4/5-This is a dope intro track with simplistic percussion being accompanied by synthesized sounds and the first introduction into the digi persona with the Doodudududududududududoooos and B-O-B-B-Y's Excellent verses and segue into
Unspoken Word-5/5-One of the most incredible lyrics ever laid to wax is not overshadowed by a simplistic looping beat. Forever dissected, these lyrics will stand as a staple of Wu-Tang excellence for years to come.
Airwaves-5/5-The shorter version of the Sway and King Tech song is just as good as it features just the Rza in his glory. classic.
Love Jones-5/5-Top 5 in terms of the greatest love songs the Wu has ever done, Rza's metaphors are powerful and the beat itself is incredibly soothing like a dip in a jacuzzi.
N.Y.C. Everything-5/5-Rza bombards you with a plethora of different sounds on this album from soothing on Love Jones to Spastic on NYC Everything. This is one of the greater underground samples from the Wu and it is backed by pure genius on the mic.
Mantis-5/5-Incredible beat backed by kung fu samples and a really dope verse by masta.
Holocaust-3/5-Warclouds voice is both gutteral and shrill at the same time which over a soft beat like this, just sounds like shit. By the time ghost rolls around in minute 4, i'm so bored with this track.
Terrorist-5/5- Dope beat, and great lyrics by the affiliates, It's like a fam tryout. Kriszy Substance says to up this track, foooooos!
Bobby Did It-3/5-Everything feels a little out of sync here.
Handwriting on the Wall-2/5-nonsense, waste of a guest appearance
Kiss of a Black Widow-5/5-This is all about dirty, misogynistic, crude. I love it.
My Lovin' is Digi-5/5-This is the best song on this or any Digi album. An incredibly addicting "grower" track is as fascinating as it is unique.
Domestic Violence-4/5-Nobody does shit like this. A domestic argument on wax, your neighbors might call the cops if you play it loud enough.
The following are the so called "RZA" tracks which actually when I think about it, makes me glad the cure didn't come out after all. Only lab drunk has anything to offer at all.
Project Talk-1/5- trash
Lab Drunk-4/5-Sick beat. Rza is fire here, and a great hook.
Fuck What You Think-2/5-well I don't like it, thats what I think.
Daily Routine-2/5-lousy beat, lousy lyrics
65-1 for slow grind skits and -1 for horrible ending=63/17=3.7 or above average banger.
If this was trimmed down to say 14 or so songs and cleaned up this would definately be a classic, because the core of the album by itself is classic. He should have kept the 4 Rza tracks to just one bonus track, lab drunk. The biggest problem with this album is that there is just too much skipable shit.
4th Greatest Wu Solo, behind OB4CL, LS, and SC.