of The Liquid Sword
GZA returns with a Legend of The Liquid Sword. In stores Dec. 10.
Cameos from WU-TANG CLAN members Ghostface Killah, RZA, Instpectah
Deck, & more.
"Dubbing his latest disc Legend of the Liquid Sword, which borrows
its name from his classic debut Liquid Swords, puts GZA's hard-earned
rep right on the line. Laying on each track like a mattress, GZA
performs metaphorical orgies that'd put Hugh Hefner to shame. And
by keeping the guest appearances to a minimum, GZA does well to
live up to his own legend."
"On his latest, Legend Of The Liquid Sword, the Genius goes right
back into his chamber with his tried-and-true recipe: extra-hard
bass beaters, organic instrumentation and sharp lyrics."
"GZA backs his steady, measured flow with enough production power
to rouse the world from its slumber. The album's most eye-opening
track, "Animal Planet" layers the rising and crashing of heavy drums
under a smoky vocal sample as GZA introduces a world where giraffes
'play lookout for gorillas in the mist.' But unlike some of that
wild kingdom's inhabitants, GZA is far from extinction. He's still
"The head of the Wu-Tang Voltron known for his dense lyricism and
precise flow returns to put a bullet through our thinking caps."
"GZA's new album Legend Of The Liquid Sword has everything you used
to love about hip-hop and nothing you did not; no silly pop hooks,
no backpack rap posturing - just straight -up saturnine tracks of
hard beats and baroque orchestrations, and conspiratorial lyrics."