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Ghost lays the foundation for the return on the Wu. It’s been ten years since the Wally Champ’s Supreme Clientele, which saved the Wu during their sophomore slump. In the aftermath of Mighty Healthy the Wu thrived, releasing music on major and independent labels. RZA ventured into the post alternative movement of beat aesthetics. However, it didn’t coincide with the group’s first aesthetic, and at times it couldn’t support the lyrics and artistry of the other 8 Millies, so everyone went for dolo. And now, Dennis Coles puts it all on blast. Here it is people, the next chamber.
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1988. Critical Beatdown. Four cats out of South Bronx put together a futuristic soundscape of raw breaks, sonic noises and scientifically constructed verses. With a name like Ultramagnetic MC’s, these kids were way ahead of their time, and the best part is that they knew it. Kool Keith and Ced Gee, along with their DJs Moe Love & TR Love, create a battlerap anthems that take on the whole game. Each song crushes competition with groundbreaking rhythms and flows, furthering the already progressing boundaries of late 80’s hip hop. In this song, “Ego Trippin”, the group direct their blows to “nursery rhyme rappers” (mainly referring to Run DMC), chastising these sucka mc’s for not putting enough effort into their work. Ced Gee’s revolutionary use of the E-mu SP 1200 would forever change how rap song were created by introducing a true sampler into the art. Melvin Bliss’s classic break “Synthetic Substitution” loops though this track, laying the foundation for the MC’s to flip the script. The Ultramagnetic MC’s proved that the future started in ‘88, and ever since we’ve been living in their bizarre musical world.
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1995. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Niggaz. Birth of Wu Gambino. Rza (aka Bobby Steele) explores the sounds of his “coke” phase, interpolating soul samples over explosive drums and grimey overtones. Lex Diamonds (Raekwon the Chef) and Tony Starks (Ghostface Killah) connect flows using the braggadocious lexicon of New York drug lords. A story is developed between the two men, who through coded terms discuss their unrelentless hate of the drug game. From naming biters (Biggie gets his shout out at the end of the song: “beef with White”, White being Biggie’s drug alter ego Frank White) to supplying their city with that which kills them, OB4CL masterfully creates a sound that encapsules the spirit of a spiritless world.
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