Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)


5.0
classic

Review

by TheeLAMadMan USER (7 Reviews)
August 6th, 2010 | 49 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Simple Production+Raw Lyrics= Hip-Hop Gold.

Out of all the albums I own, this one blow them out of the water. You can listen to it 100 times and still find something great every time. Whether it's realizing the horns in the 7th chamber pt. 2 or how they go hard on every song. I admit the first time I heard the first song I wonder why I was even listening to it, but as the album progressed I was amazed by the lyrics and how refreshing all the piano loops were. The album is split into 2 parts: Shaolin Sword and Wu-Tang Sword. While Shaolin Sword is a good group of songs none of them are really remembered as classic songs to many people. However I very much enjoyed "Can It Be All So Simple". Now after you have just finished the first part you begin to wonder what’s so great about this album. While the first part showed unique style with their lyrical ability and martial art samples. First time listeners will wonder if this style is good or bad. And sadly some people stop right there and go on with their lives without realizing they missed anything.

Wu-Tang Sword comes out swinging with "Da Mystery Of ChessBoxin'". After a great first verse and chorus we discover the crazy mind and singing ability of ODB. Now you start to see their greatness (This is the only song with Masta Killa). "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit" shows how the Wu tang can hold their own to any haters. And then there's the hip-hop masterpiece "C.R.E.A.M.". Raekwon and Inspectah Deck takes us inside in their lives and are truthful. At if everyone could be truthful and go hard like this we would have many more hip-hop masterpieces. The next masterpiece "Method Man". His voice was a breath of fresh air and his lyrical ability made this song another classic. And it's no wonder that "Tical" became a classic. After that is their underground single "Protect Ya Neck". It begins with a man requesting it on the radio. I thought that was very clever. This song includes everyone in the Clan (-Masta Killa). Next is one of my personally favorite "Tearz". It showed of RZA not only can make insane beats that work but has incredible lyrical skills, and Ghost again goes hard. I also enjoyed Ghost's cameo of "O.P.P.". The Album ends with Wu-Tang: 7th chamber- Part II. It ok but you would think Wu could end it off better.

The last point I got to make is the Production. RZA just knows what works, even at his young age. And this is just his first masterpiece and continues to make great productions today.

I can understand why some people don't enjoy this album and call it a classic. I would like it if they could cut off the intro of the ones that have them. And neither part is perfect, however Wu-Tang Sword comes so close and there was nothing like it back then and I don't think there anything like the Wu and probably never will be. This group of All-star rappers don't play their best in the first half. But speak the truth in the 2nd half and get major support by the RZA. And end up making a true landmark in Hip-Hop.



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vanderb0b
August 6th 2010


3473 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Didn't read the review, pos'd for the rating alone.

LaCosaNostra13
August 6th 2010


860 Comments


And that's why there's something wrong with this site

bloc
August 6th 2010


35024 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Album ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOLZ

Maniac!
August 6th 2010


26257 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

And that's why there's something wrong with this site [2]

BigHans
August 6th 2010


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This jumped from 4.5 to 4.6 today.

Terrifyer
August 6th 2010


3403 Comments


still need to hear this

Inveigh
August 6th 2010


25210 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

#1 for 1993 --- word.

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Counterfeit
August 6th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

album is a 5

vanderb0b
August 6th 2010


3473 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Read it. Gonna keep the pos cause it's a first review, but this needs some work. Plenty of grammatical errors:

this one blows them out of the water

Whether it's realizing the horns in the 7th chamber pt. 2 or how they go hard on every song. Incomplete sentence

I wondered why I was even listening to it

First time listeners will wonder if this style is good or bad, and

And this is just his first masterpiece and he (?) continues to make great productions today.

I can understand why some people don't enjoy this album and don't call it a classic

etc.

On top of these errors, you don't really say what the album sounds like. If I never heard of the Wu-Tang before, I would barely be able to tell even what genre this is from your descriptions. Also, you say that the lyrics are good, provide examples to support your points. Read staff/featured reviews to see what you should aim for.



Psilocyanide
August 6th 2010


1823 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Agree with vanderb0b. You really gotta describe the sound more, review gives me no idea of what it sounds like.

KILL
August 6th 2010


72285 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

YA'LL

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Ire
August 6th 2010


41829 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

its at a 4.6


OMG

Maniac!
August 6th 2010


26257 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

heh


heh

hehhh....

Prolapse
August 6th 2010


4370 Comments


what the fuck maniac?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?

Maniac!
August 6th 2010


26257 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

teehee

RosaParks
August 6th 2010


15053 Comments


4.5

Dryden
August 6th 2010


13285 Comments


Album Rating: 4

EM EE TEE AECH OH DEE


MAAAAAN


Emim
August 6th 2010


26675 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good, but overrated.

Tulannical
August 6th 2010


2051 Comments


nope.

a 3? c'mon.

also review is very difficult to get through

Maniac!
August 6th 2010


26257 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

good but overrated



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