RIYL: RZA, GZA, ODB, Method Man
Label: Get On Down
Me and my friends in high school watched a lot of kung fu movies (Chris was a big Jackie Chan fan, I preferred Jet Li), and we listened to a lot of hip hop. It should be no surprise then that we listened to a lot of Wu Tang, and a LOT of 36 Chambers. When the opening movie sample hits I’m just filled with nostalgia and my head starts bobbin’.
I already own this album, but I’m a sucker for 7″ box sets. And if I own it then I’ll be able to put Wu Tang in my non existent jukebox someday, which is, frankly, enough for me.
This release is a pre-order and its release date is TBA, whenever that is. What’s your favorite Wu Tang album?
PROTECT YA NECK! This absolutely unique, deluxe edition of this classic album β which has been created in full collaboration with The RZA β is presented as a "Casebook" hardcover book, which houses the albumβs 12 full songs that are divided into six 7-Inches. And beyond the 56-page liner notes, six additional pages have a Wu-Tang logo picture sleeve in which to put the vinyl. A bonus 7-Inch, "Protect Ya Neck / Tearz" is housed on the exterior of the outer leatherette slipcase, in its own picture sleeve. Besides the vinyl, the centerpiece of the Casebook is a 56-page Shaolinology book, featuring input by RZA, written by journalist Chris Faraone. Beyond many never-before-discussed Wu-Tang nuggets, the book also includes rare photos of the group, lyrics for all album songs, as well as other images and advertisements from the Enter The Wu-Tang era. If you are a Wu-Tang Clan fan β and what self-respecting hip-hop junkie isnβt? β this is a trophy that you will be proud to have on your shelf, to celebrate the influence of one of music's most influential groups.
Wu-Tang's classic 1993 debut presented as a 6 x 7" set w/ bonus 7" "Protect Ya Neck (Bloody Version) / Tearz"
housed in deluxe casebook created in full collaboration with The RZA
premium leatherette outer slipcase
outer slipcase holds the unique hardcover "Casebook," with six 7-inches as book pages, in addition to liner notes book
56-page in-depth liner notes book (aka The Shaolinthology) with new RZA input / interviews, extensive research by journalist Chris Faraone, album lyrics, rarely-seen photos and other rare images from the Enter The Wu-Tang era
release date: TBA
music label: Get On Down 2017
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive