Rap is something you do…Hip-hop is something you live.
In a recent interview RZA explained that several Wu-Tang Clan members have been slacking on recording the new Wu album. He said that Ghostface Killah was only 20% interested in recording, while Raekwon has yet to record any of his verses, which is delaying the album release date. He claims there’s no beef though, just frustration.
Earl Sweatshirt - Molasses (ft. RZA)
This track, in addition to Between Villains, shows first hand that Earl is a unique and evolving artist. I’ve been a fan of his since he was 16, and he only keeps getting better. I can see him being a legend one day if he continues sharpening his skills in this fashion. He’s only been in the game for a short time, so consider what a decade of experience can do to his already potent abilities. This is one of my favorite songs off of Doris, but it still would’ve been better if RZA had a full verse; however, RZA’s contribution is surprisingly effective for how few words he has to use. Molasses is off of Earl Sweatshirt’s new album Doris, which officially releases tomorrow. My other favorite tracks on this album which I’ve also reviewed include Sasquatch, Hive, Whoa, Chum, and Knight.
"99 problems all gone in that one joint."
My Song Rating: 8.5 out of 10
The Man With The Iron Fists
Written by RZA and produced by Quentin Tarantino? Holy shit.
Bliss N Eso - Smoke Like A Fire (ft. RZA)
This is what I call a hip-hop song with variety. I’ve bumped this song quite a lot, and it’s never gets old. The production is top notch with that Wu-Tang sample.
My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Kendrick Lamar - Ronald Reagan Era (feat. RZA)
This is what I call a well produced sound. His whole album Section.80 is a joy to listen to.
My Song Rating: 9.6 out of 10