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GZA/Genius - Beneath the Surface  Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Karsh   
Saturday, 12 June 1999

Beneath The Surface,
MCA Records
| Performance 8 | Sound 7.5 |

This album may need to grow on you. Whereas The GZA’s first album, the gem ‘Liquid Swords,’ was an instant sensation for hardcore rap fans, ‘Surface,’ seems to be more intricate--even for a man they call The Genius. There are obviously some instant successes here. "Amplified Sample," "Crash Your Crew," and "Publicity" hit so hard they make your head hurt. However, The GZA’s lyrical content at times is so thick, dripping with meaning from each and every side that one is occasionally forced to literally look ‘Beneath The Surface’ for the true meaning.


There is no reason to let this album slip past your fingers if East Coast rap is where your heart lies. Excutively produced by The GZA himself as well as his Wu brethren The RZA, this album is appears to live up to any and all hype that accompanied it before it hit the streets. Remember, if you pick it up, give it a quick listen and feel like you don’t get it immediately, don’t worry--after all, they don’t call him The Genius for nothing.








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