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||ExplicitHip Hop Drunkies||The Alkaholiks & Ol' Dirty Bastard||4:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Trump||Raekwon & Cocoa Brovaz||4:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWu Tang Clan Live Freestyle||Masta Killa & Genius||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn Trouble||Shyheim||4:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRumble||U-God, Method Man & Inspectah Deck||4:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOnly 4 My N*****||Black Nights||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitConcrete Jungle||Sunz of Man||4:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRe-Up||Shyheim||3:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFurious Anger||Shyheim & Big L||3:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPointin' Fingers||MYALANSKY & Joe Mafia||4:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Explicit97 Mentality||Ghostface Killah & Cappadonna||3:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnd Justice for All||Method Man, Killarmy & Bobby Digital||4:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExecute Them||Raekwon, Masta Killa & Inspectah Deck||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn the Strength||Beggarz||4:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
As the Wu-Tang Clan began to expand their empire during the late '90s, a series of hodgepodge albums surfaced that jumbled mainstay clansmen alongside a bunch of questionable affiliates like Sunz of Man and Killarmy. These spotty releases — namely the Wu-Chronicles series, Wu-Syndicate, and The Swarm — blurred the line between various-artists compilations and outright albums, and furthermore often billed RZA as executive producer when in fact they featured little of his actual productions and likewise often billed big-name Wu rappers when in fact they featured mostly no-name affiliates. All shadiness aside, this run of releases did include some great moments, several of which are compiled on Wu-Tang Collective, a 15-track British release by Music Club. Each of the genuine Wu members — RZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, GZA, Masta Killa, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, and Ghostface Killah — show up at least once, usually in support of the many Wu spin-offs as well as a few non-clansmen: tha Liks (alongside Ol' Dirty on "Hip Hop Drunkies"), Cocoa Brovaz (alongside Rae on "Black Trump"), and Big L (alongside Shyheim on "Furious Anger"). The roster of talent on Wu-Tang Collective is dizzying and diverse, no doubt. What's lacking, though, is RZA-quality production, which unfortunately is helmed rarely by the Wu Abbot himself, who was absolutely peerless during this era, as illustrated here by his late-album triptych: "'97 Mentality," "And Justice for All," and "Execute Them." The resulting sum is then just as hodgepodge as the previously released mishmashs it culled itself from, only more selective and thus preferable. Even if Wu-Tang Collective doesn't measure up to an authentic Wu album — either group or solo — it's still a relatively solid document of the Clan's ill-fated expansion efforts and has just enough standout moments to engage hungry fans who either missed or bypassed these recordings the first time around.
This is full of the great little-known wu members. There should be more Shyheim on iTunes, by the way. buy "in trouble".
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I SAW SOME OF THE WU...LAST MAY 2011 AT THE BESTBUY THEATER (GHOST,RAE,CAPPA) (NYC) CRAZY HOT!!!! THEN I JUST SAW "THE HIT SQUAD REUNION"...SAME PLACE...( REDMAN & METHOD MAN) 2-24-12...BUT ARE THESE GUYS GOING TO DO A SHOW AND DO A TRIBIUTE TO O.D.B??? THAT WOULD BE CRAZY IT WOULD HAVE TO BE AT LEAST 6HRS. LONG THEY GOT HITS FOR DAYS!!!!!
Formed: 1992 in Staten Island, NY
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s