Entries in wu-tang (2)
Monday, July 2, 2012 at 2:36PM
After the Wu-Tang Clan reunited for 2007's "8 Diagrams", it lead them to the albums they've always wanted to do. In 2009, three of the members returned with their long awaited albums after an extended hiatus. Method Man linked up with Redman to record the sequel "Blackout! 2". Next, Raekwon finally released the long talked about "Only Built For Cuban Linx...Part II" on his own label Ice H20- after a dispute over creative differences with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainmnent. Lastly, Ghostface Killah recorded his much talked about R&B album "Ghostdini- The Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City". After the successes of each album, Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon decided to capitalize off the momentum of their respective recordings. So in 2010, they released the collaborative effort "Wu-Massacre". Outside of the studio albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface and Raekwon are no strangers to recording an album together. In fact, their debuts "Ironman" and "Only Built For Cuban Linx..." were basically group albums in all but name.
On this new album from the trio, most of the songs don't feature the entire trio- despite the album's billing. In fact, they only appear on four songs together in "Wu-Massacre". As a trio, they are on the relationship themed RZA produced "Our Dreams", the sexually charged "Miranda", "Dangerous" and "Criminology 2.5"- a song that was supposed to be on "Only Built For Cuban Linx...Part II". Method Man and Raekwon record the sequel to "Meth Vs. Chef", while Ghostface Killah gets a solo track in the form of "Pimpin' Chipp". Fellow Wu-Tang member Inspectah Deck appears on the music industry rant "Gunshowers" while Sheek Louch- one third of hip hop trio The LOX- appears on "Youngstown Heist". The album's most left of center appearance comes from eccentric comedian Tracy Morgan and his twisted speech on relationships on the brief skit "How To Pay Rent". Overall, the "Wu-Massacre" album from Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon isn't bad, but it could have been improved in a myriad of areas. It seems as if they went into the project to do an album just for the sake of doing one. If they had taken more time on it, it could have been a lot better than what it was.
Written by lucky Seven