I know this has been done before, but watching the documentary has me deep in a Wu rabbit hole.
This is strictly on production. I have to say that Rza’s work on WTF and the first Bobby Digital record are my personal favorites because of him blending the live feel with samples. There is no question which era of his work is more legendary/important, but the way the drums smack on WTF are a beautiful thing. Lump in the live strings, bass tones and the way the album is mixed and I would argue WTF is the more enjoyable listening experience.
3. "Little Ghetto Boy..." In response to Reply # 1
The slightly off kilter drums on that. The messy bass on The City. Even Reunited, the drums are super crisp, I know most would say they prefer the dirty/dusty drum samples. But listening to WTF on a good system reminded me of how well this album is mixed, it just has a “bigger” sound which I personally prefer.
5. "I absolutely LOVE The W LP." In response to Reply # 2
If Forever was condensed to one disc, it’d be the superior album. But The W is just long enough where they couldn’t make too many mistakes. Gravel Pit is still probably the only song I think is just “okay.”
The Jump Off is a classic party record imo, not quite Protect Ya Neck but classic Ghost and Rza verses.
This is the Ghostface Wu album... coming off heels of SC. We get his classic verse from Hollow Bones (Cream 2 imo with Rae & Deck as well) We get I Can’t Go to Sleep. Again, The Jump Off verse.
Careful (Click, Click) sounds like they rhyming in a sewer some Rated R anime Ninja Turtles shit.
They went outside the clan for a few features and they all made sense: A dope verses from Nas, Busta, Redman, and we get ODB & Snoop.