"Liquid Swords" Appreciation vol. My priority is that I'm first priority....

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Been on a Wu binge for the past few weeks...This is a pinnacle of lyricism.I'm just listening to "Labels" and it's DEAD on point...this _sliterally The Genius for a reason...




1. Liquid Swords
2. Duel Of The Iron Mic
3. Living In The World Today
4. Gold
5. Cold World
6. Labels
7. 4th Chamber
8. Shadowboxin'

9. Killah Hills
10. Investigative Reports
11. Swordsman
12. I Gotcha Back
13. B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
 

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Yup, a couple weeks ago I went back and listened to the whole album again just analyzing the lyrics carefully and
dude is literally a genius. Definitelytop 5 DOA lyrically.

How you not gonna highlight 4th chamber though ?

The banks of G, all CREAM downs a vet
Money feed good, opposites off the set
It ain't hard to see, my seeds need God-degree
I got mouths to feed, unnecessary beef is more cows to breed
I'm on some tax free !%$* by any means
Whether bound to hit scheme or some counterfeit CREAM
I learned much from such with cons who run scams
Veterans got the game spiced like hams
And from that, sons are born and guns are drawn
Clips are fully loaded, and then blood floods the lawn
Disciplinary action was a fraction of strength
that made me truncate the length one tenth
with the stump, treat his hips like air pumps
RZA shaved the track, $$$!%# caught razor bumps
Scarred tryin to figure who invented
this unprecented, opium-scented, dark-tinted
Now watch me blow him out his shoes without clues
Cuz I won't hesitate to detonate my short fuse


Anyone who liked this album should peep his first album Words from the Genius too.. it was dope (his 2nd best IMO) and slept on for no reason.
 
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shadowboxing
Verse Two: The Genius/Maximillion


I slayed MC's back in the rec room era
My style broke %!%!*+@$!%!% backs like Ken Patera
Most rap %%$#%% came loud but unheard
Once I pulled ut, round em off to the nearest third
Check these non visual %%$#%%, with tapes and a portrait
Flood the seminar, tryin to orbit this corporate
indsutry, but what them %%$#%% can't see
must break through like the Wu, unexpectedly
Protect Ya Neck, my sword still remain imperial
Before I blast the mic, RZA scratch off the serial
We reign all year round from June to June
While %%$#%% bite immediately if not soon
Set the lynchin, and form the execution date
As this two thousand beyond slang suffocate
Amplify sample through vacumn tubes compressions

cause RZA, to charge %%$#%% twenty G's a session
 
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"about to set off something more deep than a misdemeanor. under the subway waiting for the train to make noise so i can blast a n*@^& and hisboys"
 
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Co-sign on B.I.B.L.E. being crazy.

I remember how hyped cats where when the single "Liquid Swords" dropped.

Words From The Genius is slept on because of that God awful "Come Do Me" single. "Stay Out Of Bars" is my !**% though. Still have the fullalbum vinyl.
 
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I listened to the whole album a week or two ago for the first time in years.

I genuinely think it's the best album to ever come out of the Wu camp.
 
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Raekwon is prolly the most cinematic....Ghost the most abstract....Meth the most "down for whatever"

but GZA is the purest lyricist out of the camp.

RZA was on some other @+% with them instrumentals too. I was bumpin Shadowboxin, Labels and Investigative Reports today for like 30 mins straight with the
face on
 

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Originally Posted by illphillip

Co-sign on B.I.B.L.E. being crazy.

I remember how hyped cats where when the single "Liquid Swords" dropped.

Words From The Genius is slept on because of that God awful "Come Do Me" single. "Stay Out Of Bars" is my !**% though. Still have the full album vinyl.

@ them replacing the song. Horrible single choice; but Pass the Bone, Life of a Drug Dealer, The Genius is Slammin', Living Foul all
 
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I couldnt even put into words how dope this album is.........

....
...................so I'll leave it at that.

I must be the only person who dont vibe to B.I.B.L.E.
 
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Such a different soudning record than anything else form that era, in a pure sonic sense. I can't really parellel the sound of this album to anotherhip-hop record; it's asolutely brilliant. Seriously, can anyone comprehend the beats on Swordsmen or 4th Chamber? They're other-worldly. I hear peopleevery once in awhile say that GZA has only improved lyrically since Liquid Swords, but the wordplay in this record remains nearly unprecedented.

Classic record.
 
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Album is crazy, obviously it's a lyrical masterpiece but my dude just kept it so gutter every bar.


Album is absolutely filthy.
 
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Originally Posted by SEND ONE

I couldnt even put into words how dope this album is.........

....
...................so I'll leave it at that.

I must be the only person who dont vibe to B.I.B.L.E.
No you're not. I understand Priest is spitting, but I can't get with it.
Originally Posted by blazinjkid

I genuinely think it's the best album to ever come out of the Wu camp.
 
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Just coke.


When I first heard the title track


That beat right when RZA is talking would have been epic if he actually used it.


Swordsman



Meth on Shadowboxin


Timeless album without a doubt. Edit- how did I forget about I Gotcha Back?!
 
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