What are your top 5 album from the Wu Tang Clan? When we say that, we’re talking about group and solos projects. Last week, we listed the top 5 album from Ludacris, but now it’s all about the Wu Tang Clan. Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man, GZA and ODB put out great projects to go along with the group efforts. As a group, they’ve released seven albums and countless projects as solo artists. Last year, the group celebrated the 25th anniversary of their debut album. The Wu Tang Clan is still putting out hits till this day and touring also. Check out my top 5 albums from the Wu Tang Clan as a group and solo.
Raekwon- Only Built for Cuban Linx
The Purple Tape from Raekwon the Chef put him in the discussion of King of New York. The group solo album started to bring New York back, this elevated it more. Only Built for Cuban Linx is looked at as one of the dopest hip hop projects ever. Ghostface Killah was featured on the album heavily as he also appeared on the cover. The album had all the members of the Wu except ODB and also introduced two new members. Masta Killa and Cappadonna made their appearances on the album with the verse by Cappadonna on Ice Cream which was a classic. The album is one of those that I listened to from the start to end without skipping a track. Knowledge God, Incarcerated Scarfaces, Rainy Dayz, Verbal Intercourse, Ice Cream and Heaven & Hell are my favorite ones.
Wu Tang Clan- Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
This is the album that started it all. From a hip hop standpoint, this album is regarded as one of the best rap project ever. RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard were the original members. The RZA have always been the master behind the Wu Tang sound. When the album dropped, Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah and ODB highlighted the album. Shame on A Nigga, Can It All Be So Simple, C.R.E.A.M., Method Man and Protect Ya Neck are all-time classics. This album helped usher in a new era of hip hop in New York and added to the ongoing 2nd Golden Era of hip hop. 25 years later, Enter the Wu Tang: 36 Chambers still as good as it was it dropped.
GZA- Liquid Swords
While GZA aka the Genius isn’t the big name from the Wu Tang, but he may be the best spitter. Once again, this was another project that could be played from the beginning to end without skipping. Liquid Swords featured all the member of the Wu Tang. The RZA once again proved why he was the hottest producer on this album. Liquid Swords, Living in the World Today, Cold World, Labels, 4th Chamber, Shadowboxin, Investigative Reports and B.I.B.L.E are my top tracks. It’s crazy that an album this great went on to sell a million copies. Either way, this is one of my favorite albums out of the Wu Tang Clan.
Ghostface Killah- Supreme Clientele
My fourth ranked album from the Wu is the Supreme Clientele project from Ghostface Killah. For me, Ghostface have the best overall catalog of all the members of the Wu Tang Clan. Supreme Clientele is my favorite album from Ghostface barely edging the Ironman joint. When it comes to storytelling mixed with lyricism, you’re not getting any better than Ghostface. Once again, the RZA put together a masterpiece with the production for this album. Coming into this album, many people didn’t think Ghostface couldn’t do it own his own. Ironman featured Raekwon, so the perception was that Ghostface haven’t done a complete solo album by himself. After the album was done, all that talk was gone, and this is my favorite Ghostface project.
Wu Tang Clan- Wu Tang Forever
Wu Tang Forever was the follow up to their debut album, Enter the Wu Tang. After the release of their debut album, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface and GZA dropped solo projects. All those albums were well-received and anticipation for Wu Tang Forever was crazy. The first single, Triumph made the album buzz even bigger when it dropped in February. Inspectah Deck’s opening verse on Triumph is one of the best verses you’ll ever hear. The track is amazing, and the album would be a double album. The verse was so good that Inspectah Deck became one of the most sought after member from the Wu for guest appearances. Wu Tang Forever was the best selling album from the Wu as it sold four million copies within four months.
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