My Grandmasters Review...
October 26, 2005
Reviewer: Nunya Biznet (Love Allah)
When Wu-Tang Clan's popularity spread like wildfire with 36 Chambers, GZA was already a seasoned vet in the music biz; having dropped "Words from The Genius" on Cold Chillin' years prior. When many of today's top producers were in elementary school, DJ Muggs was banging out infamous tracks for House of Pain and Cypress Hill. Muggs and GZA first collaborated on Muggs' Soul Assassins compilation album...years later, the rest is history.Grandmasters is a classic Hip Hop album the likes of which this decade hasn't yet witnessed. Conceptually, this is chess on wax. Check "All in Together Now" f/ Raekwon & The RZA for the true Wu-Eulogy to Ol' Dirty Bastard (A Son Unique). The GZA continues his legendary "labels" series of lyrics on the sultry, sexy, grown-folks'-music masterpiece "Queens Gambit". With no filler, no fast-forwards, and no full-of-shit guest appearances, Grandmasters is a refreshing approach to millenium Hip Hop...STRICTLY DOPE MUSIC.