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Legend of the Liquid Sword [PA]


  • 1. Intro
    2. Auto Bio
    3. Did Ya Say That
    4. Silent - (featuring Ghostface Killah/Streetlife)
    5. Knock, Knock
    6. Stay in Line - (featuring Santi White)
    7. Animal Planet
    8. Fam (Members Only) - (featuring RZA/Masta Killa)
    9. Legend of the Liquid Sword - (featuring Allen Anthony)
    10. Fame
    11. Highway Robbery - (featuring Governor Two's)
    12. Luminal
    13. Sparring Minds - (featuring Inspectah Deck)
    14. Rough Cut - (featuring Armel/Prodigal Sunn/12 O'clock)
    15. Uncut Material
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 113083

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerDragan "Chach" Cacinovic

    Personnel: Genius/GZA, Ghostface Killah, Streetlife, RZA, Masta Killa, Anthony Allen, Governor Two's, Prodigal Sunn, 12 O'Clock ,Inspectah Deck, Armel (rap vocals); Santi White (vocals); Jay "Waxx" Garfield (programming).
    Producers include: Jay "Waxx" Garfield, Boola, Bink, Arabian "Q-Base" Knight, Tyquan Walker.
    Recorded at Liquid Sword, Sound On Sound and 36 Chambers Studios, New York, New York.
    Personnel: Genius/GZA, Ghostface Killah, Streetlife, RZA, Masta Killa, Anthony Allen, TSanti White, Prodigal Sunn, 12O'Clock, Governor Two's, Inspectah Deck, Armel (rap vocals).
    Producers includes: Jay "Waxx" Garfield, Boola, Bink, Arabian "Q-Base" Knight, Tyquan Walker.
    Recorded at Liquid Sword, Sound On Sound & 36 Chambers Studios, New York, New York.
    Audio Mixer: Doug Wilson.
    Recording information: 36 Chambers, New York, NY; Liquid Sword Studios, New York, NY; Sound on Sound Studios, New York, NY.
    Photographer: Hassan Jarane.
    Wu-Tang elder statesman Genius's mind runs at a dizzying pace in numerous and often inscrutable directions. It's ceaselessly fascinating to watch his Shaolin-meets-hip-hop world unfurl on 2002's LEGEND OF THE LIQUID SWORD. While a discernible logic is apparent throughout LEGEND, Genius's records always retain the tinge of madness and unpredictability that made the best of the Wu-Tang collective recordings so captivating.
    The record can shift from blithe earnestness (aptly titled "Auto Bio") and righteous posturing ("Fam (Members Only)") to outright goofiness (the bizarrely fascinating "Fame"). In fact, few would have either the ingenuity to write or the guts and lack of self-consciousness to release the latter, a bouncing track laced with puns on celebrity names such as "used Bernie's Mac to search Veronica's Web" and "Pete's Rose lay on Vanessa's Red Grave." However, Genius/GZA is nothing if not his own man, a rapper with a remarkably complex world to draw from, making LEGEND OF THE LIQUID SWORD ever a provocative listen with new revelations to offer upon each listen.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.66) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...GZA's voice cuts like years of indignation and injustice."
    Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.66) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...GZA's voice cuts like years of indignation and injustice."
    Vibe (12/02, p.208) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...he backs his steady, measured flow with enough production power to rouse the world from its slumber..."
    Vibe (12/02, p.208) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...he backs his steady, measured flow with enough production power to rouse the world from its slumber..."
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