Wu-Tang Clan - The W

Double Album 2LPs 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Reissue

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The W is the third studio album by the American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, originally released in November 2000 via Loud Records.

The Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Cappadonna. The group was formed in and is associated with the New York City borough of Staten Island.

The Wu-Tang Clan has released seven gold and platinum studio albums with worldwide sales of more than 40 million albums, including members' solo projects, since 1992.

Its debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is considered to be one of the greatest albums in hip-hop history and it is said to have been groundbreaking for hip-hop and one of the most important albums of the hip-hop golden age.

The Wu-Tang Clan has introduced and launched the careers of a number of affiliated artists and groups, often collectively known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees and it has been mentioned to be one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all-time. In 2008, About.com ranked them the No. 1 greatest hip hop group of all time". Kris Ex of Rolling Stone called Wu-Tang Clan "the best rap group ever". In 2004, NME hailed them as one of the most influential groups of the last ten years.

After their 1997 album Wu-Tang Forever and several solo projects, The W has a more rugged, less polished sound than most Wu-Tang related albums from that era. Group mastermind RZA produced The W with roughed up Soul samples and tight, tough beats. Paranoid kung fu samples and bizarre sounds drive the fantastic nightmare. The back-to-basics approach (the group's massive debut Enter The Wu-Tang comes to mind) works so well because it puts the focus back on some of the best rappers in the game.

The album also features guest appearances from Isaac Hayes, Redman, Nas, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg.

The W debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, and instantly topped the R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart after release. Containing the hit "Gravel Pit", the album was certified Platinum a few months later. It produced several singles, which also charted as well.

The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 14, 2000, and has sold 1.1 million copies in the United States.

Upon its release, The W received generally positive reviews from most music critics based on an aggregate score of 80/100 from Metacritic.

This is a Music On Vinyl Double Album 2LP Record set reissue on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl housed in a wide spine sleeve, released in July 2014 and pressed in Europe.

(8718469535491)

Tracklisting:

 

A1

Intro (Shaolin Finger Jab) / Chamber Music

 

A2

Careful (Click, Click)

 

A3

Hollow Bones

 

B1

Redbull   Featuring – Redman

 

B2

One Blood Under W    Featuring – Junior Reid

 

B3

Conditioner    Featuring – Snoop Dogg

 

C1

Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)

 

C2

Let My Niggas Live   Featuring – Nas

 

C3      

I Can't Go To Sleep    Featuring – Isaac Hayes                   

 

D1

Do You Really (Thang, Thang)

 

D2

The Monument    Featuring – Busta Rhymes

 

D3

Gravel Pit   Vocals – Paulissa Moorman

 

D4

Jah World   Featuring – Junior Reid

SKU 8718469535491
Record Label Loud Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP1054
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 07 July 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 21 November 2000
Barcode # 8718469535491
Shipping Weight 0.4900kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hip Hop
Format VINYL LP

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