Wu-Tang : Wu-Tang Forever (Loud / RCA, 1997)
"I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies and hypotheses can't define how I be droppin these mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery"
"Not a role model, I walk a hard role to follow, I sold bottles of sorrow then chose poems and novels"
Inspectah Deck steals the show on this one. Widely considered as the unsung hero of the Clan, Deck takes a step back, inspects, lets the others drown hard and fast in their image, style and persona defined quicksand, and comes out on top with maturity, fineness, and an efficacy of language which results in single lines speaking volumes. His rhythmic sophistication allows him to put it where ever he wants, in front, behind, or dead on, Deck dances around the beat like a boxer. "Words attack like british bulldogs", but Deck has more to give than just attacks, he remains humble, capable of great compassion, even sadness concerning his background and the plight of his peoples.
Hats off also to Street Life and Ghostface also for their ripping performance on Hellz Wind Staff, plus the superb frankenstein monster beat stitching RZA who by this stage could use whatever he wanted and make it sound amazing.
Wu-Tang : Wu-Tang Forever (Loud / RCA)
Enregistrement : 1994-1997. Edition : 1997.
2 CD : CD1 : 01/ Wu-Revolution 02/ Reunited 03/ For Heavens Sake 04/ Cash Still Rules / Scary Hours 05/ Visionz 06/ As High As Wu-Tang Get 07/ Severe Punishment 08/ Older Gods 09/ Maria 10/ A Better Tommorow 11/ It’s Yours CD2 : 01/ Intro 02/ Triumph 03/ Impossible 04/ Mittle Ghetto Boys 05/ Deadly Melody 06/ The City 07/ The Projects 08/ Bells of War 09/ The M.G.M. 10/ Dog Shit 11/ Duck Seazon 12/ Hellz Wind Staff 13/ Heaters14/ Black Shampoo 15/ Second Coming 16/ The Closing 17/ Sunshower
Will Guthrie © Le son du grisli