Legend Of The Wu Tang: Wu Tang Clan's (Explicit Version) CD (2004)

Artist: Wu-Tang Clan

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Product Overview


Label Bmg Heritage
SKU 63910865
UPC 828766164527
UPC 14 00828766164527
Format CD
Release Date 10/26/2004
Author Wu-Tang Clan
Associated Artist/Work Masta Killa
Associated Artist/Work Onyx (Rap)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Wu-Tang Killa Bees
Artist Influence Boogie Down Productions
Artist Influence Cypress Hill
Artist Influence EPMD
Artist Influence Eric B. & Rakim
Artist Influence Funkadelic
Artist Influence Gang Starr
Artist Influence Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Artist Influence Leaders of the New School
Artist Influence Lee "Scratch" Perry
Artist Influence MC Shan
Artist Influence Pete Rock
Artist Influence Public Enemy
Artist Influence Run-D.M.C.
Artist Contemporary 8Ball and MJG
Artist Contemporary All City
Artist Contemporary AZ
Artist Contemporary Brotha Lynch Hung
Artist Contemporary Brothers Grimm (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Capone-N-Noreaga
Artist Contemporary Cypress Hill
Artist Contemporary Da Lench Mob
Artist Contemporary Dead Prez
Artist Contemporary Dr. Octagon
Artist Contemporary Flipmode Squad
Artist Contemporary Goodie Mob
Artist Contemporary GP Wu
Artist Contemporary Jedi Mind Tricks
Artist Contemporary Jeru the Damaja
Artist Contemporary Just-Ice
Artist Contemporary Killarmy
Artist Contemporary LA the Darkman
Artist Contemporary Mobb Deep
Artist Contemporary N.W.A
Artist Contemporary New Kingdom
Artist Contemporary Outsidaz
Artist Contemporary Redman
Artist Contemporary Spectre
Artist Contemporary The Psycho Realm
Artist Contemporary Tricky
Artist Follower Big Punisher
Artist Follower Cappadonna
Artist Follower Childish Gambino
Artist Follower DJ Spooky
Artist Follower Flipmode Squad
Artist Follower GP Wu
Artist Follower Killah Priest
Artist Follower Killarmy
Artist Follower Limp Bizkit
Artist Follower Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Artist Follower Scaramanga
Artist Follower Shyheim
Artist Follower Sleaford Mods
Artist Follower Sunz of Man
Artist Follower The Firm (Rap)
Artist Follower Tyler, The Creator
Technical Info
Producer Prince Rakeem "The RZA"; Allah Mathematics; Gretchen Brennison (Compilation)
CatalogID 82876616452
Lable Name BMG Heritage
Released 10/25/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00828766164527
Musical Guests
Method Man
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Album Notes and Credits
Wu-Tang Clan: GZA , Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA, Raekwon, U-God, Cappadonna.
Liner Note Author: Margeaux Watson.
Wu-Tang Clan records have always reflected the kaleidoscopic nature of the group itself, which consists of nine members, each with at least three identities of their own. It's no surprise, then, that Wu-Tang albums vibrate with the energy of a raucous crowd, as unpredictable rhymes gust back and forth. The collective of NYC-area rappers banded together as a unit to most effectively launch solo records, with 1993's ENTER THE WU-TANG (36 CHAMBERS) acting as the springboard. While many classic albums have emerged from the pact (including Method Man's TICAL and Ghostface Killah's SUPREME CLIENTELE), when the group comes together, something wonderfully chaotic ensues.
Fittingly, Wu-Tang Clan's first hits record, LEGEND OF THE WU-TANG, has a wandering nature, with remixes thrown in haphazardly, adding to the anything-can-happen feel always surrounding the outfit. The album opens with the three tracks that began its reign, "C.R.E.A.M.," "Method Man," and "Protect Ya Neck," the latter two intriguingly reworked. Elsewhere, two of the unit's finest mid-career singles--"Triumph" and "Gravel Pit"--are placed back-to-back. As a whole, the collection is a reminder of the excitement and genius that has made the group so enduring.
Artist Overview
Arriving in the early 1990s, when rap was split between gangstas and bohemian jazz-rappers, Staten Island's Wu-Tang Clan promptly reinvented intelligent hardcore hip-hop. A unique contract deal, allowing the group's individual members--including Ol' Dirty Bastard, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, and chief sonic architect RZA--to pursue solo careers on the side, made them the most prolific rap crew of the late-'90s and beyond. In addition to their various individual projects, Wu-Tang's love of Asian martial arts cinema led to them presenting various Hong Kong classics and to RZA's collaborations with filmmakers Jim Jarmusch (GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI) and Quentin Tarantino (KILL BILL).
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.120) - "This is a quickie reminder of their greatness..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.120) - "The Wu's gritty, lo-fi rhymes sound gloriously anachronistic."
Disc 1
1 C.R.E.A.M.
2 Method Man - (Skunk mix)
3 Protect Ya Neck - (Bloody Version)
4 Wu-Tang Clan Ain't
5 Can It Be All So Simple
6 Shame On A Nuh
7 Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
8 Reunited
9 It's Yourz
10 Triumph - (featuring Cappadonna)
11 Gravel Pit
12 Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)
13 Sucker M.C.'s
14 Uzi (Pinky Ring)
15 Shaolin Worldwide
16 Diesel - (featuring Wu-Tang Clan/Method Man/U-God/Raekwon/Ol' Dirty Bastard)
Product Attributes
Artist Wu-Tang Clan
Label Bmg Heritage
Music Format Compact Disc
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