Label: Universal Motown - B0010556-02,Street Records Corporation - B0010556-02,Universal Motown - B0010378-02,Street Records Corporation - B0010378-02 • Format: CD Album DVD DVD-Video All Media Limited Edition Best Buy Edition • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Thug Rap, Conscious, Hardcore Hip-Hop
Wu-Tang's four previous albums were all released on Rifkind's now-defunct Loud Records. On Sunday, August 5,at the Virgin Festival in BaltimoreRZA announced that the release date for Sunlight - Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams album would be November 13,noting that this is the third anniversary of the death of Ol' Dirty Bastard.
However, the date was delayed to Dakota Star - Dakota Star 11, In a released statement, group leader RZA commented on the need for the group's return, stating "This is the perfect time for us to come back; the stars are aligned.
Sunlight - Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams like when we first started with Steve. We brought the focus back to the music in its rawest form, without studio polish or radio hooks People want something that gives them an adrenaline rush.
We're here to supply that fix. How could hip-hop be dead if Wu-Tang is forever? We're here to revive the spirit and the economics and bring in a wave of energy that has lately dissipated". Prior to the album's release, Loud. Unlike Wu-Tang's previous albums, which used the "darker, sinister, and street-oriented, signature Wu sound", RZA utilized a more experimental, orchestral, and more universal choice of music production for the album.
Ghostface Killah and Raekwon stated in interviews that they weren't comfortable with the album's release as it did not contain the signature "Wu-Tang sound". Wu-Tang " without input from RZA. Wu-Tang would be Raekwon's fifth solo album, and that it would feature guest appearances from several other group members, with no contributions from RZA.
I wanted to give some other producers a chance. We can stand on our own. However, it was rumored that the song's producer DJ Scratch was unable to get a sample clearance, which resulted in its omission on the final release of the album. Originally thought to be a sampled track, it was later revealed as an interpolated version, sampling Jimmy Ponder 's cover of the song.
RZA also confirmed that Stone Meccaone of the newer Wu-Tang-affiliated groups, contributed backing music to the track. Upon its release, 8 Diagrams received generally positive reviews from most music critics.
At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73, based on 33 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Part of what's made RZA and the rest of the Clan thrive is their unpredictability and inventiveness, and so to create something expected would be counterintuitive to the group's ethos, Sunlight - Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams to what's made them so revered and respected across nations and genres and generations.
However, Entertainment Weekly ' s Neil Drumming commented that the album is Alcazar - Young Guns That word has never been more appropriate than with 8 Diagrams. RZA taps into his Ghost Dog and Kill Bill experiences to create imaginary film music, moody would-be scores to Westerns, martial arts, sci-fi and gangster films.
On record at least, Wu-Tang have made the comeback of the decade. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the studio album.
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