|Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever|
|Music Disc Reviews Audio CD|
|Written by Jason Karsh|
|Tuesday, 03 June 1997|
| Performance 9 | Sound 8.5 |
If you like rap--not bouncy radio-diluted hip-hop, not some guy rapping a remake of a seventies hit, but actual M.C.-ing you should, at the very least appreciate the Wu. Think about actual raps over tightly mixed beats, think about buying this album. The only act in rap that can not only field nine M.C.'s, but juggle them successfully finds record store shelves with their second album and it is simply too good to be ignored. Yes it is a double-disc, but the Wu's got rappers to fill the bill. Hardly a number passes without a verbal display of microphone mastery by one or more Wu brother, superior RZA production, or both.
Disc one carries music as well as interactive CD-ROM material for your recreational enjoyment, but disc two is over sixty minutes of swarming skills. This is one of the best rap albums of the last three years. We're not kidding. Buy it and study it well, you may need to remember this one for years to come.