"Who's the best: Pac, Nas and Big?"
- Dec 8, 2015
A continuation of my "Favorite Track off a Classic or Great album" threads. Yesterday I covered Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" in which the majority voted for "Incarcerated Scarfaces". Today it will be another certified & instant classic, GZA's "Liquid Swords". If there's an album that I can listen to forever it's definitely Liquid Swords. Some people consider it the best Wu solo album , as well as one of the best albums of all time. If someone would tell me they prefer LS over OB4CL I wouldn't be mad considering they're both immaculate albums & I myself prefer to listen to LS during the winter. RZA again produces every track on the album except for BIBLE which was produced by 4th Disciple. The fact that RZA produced 5 classic in under 18 months still blows my mind & shows why he's on of the GOAT's. The movie samples used for LS are some of the best I've ever seen, the intro to "Liquid Swords" still gives me the chills. My favorite track on here is a tie between "4th Chamber" & "Shadowboxin'". The beat on "4th Chamber" is just I've never heard something like that at the time & is a top ten beat. shyt sounds like the apocalypse. Everyone on the song provides dope verses in which RZA arguably & surprisingly has the best verse & probably RZA's best verse of all time. "Shadowboxin'" showcases why RZA is possibly the GOAT. The dudes ear for samples is unmatched. The track gets me hyped for anything. The track also has possibly Method Man's best verse. GZA also provides a verse that is on par with Method's. The fact that we will never get anything like this again is . I'm gonna listen to LS right now & Ironman to get ready for tomorrow's thread. What's your favorite track off this classic? & if you can, explain.