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Album Review: Raekwon - Shaolin VS Wu-Tang (ICEH2O/EMI)

From one extreme to the other with this cringe worthy attempt at old school revival

Album Review: Raekwon - Shaolin VS Wu-Tang (ICEH2O/EMI)

2 / 10 So, you’re a founding member of the legendary hip-hip combo Wu Tang Clan. And your fans are extremely pissed because you went and done a track with that Justin Bieber.

So you decide to kick it old school, and you get in your old pals Ghostface and Rick Ross and Busta and Method Man. And hey, Estelle’s a fan, so why don’t you put her on the track ‘Chop Chop Ninja’? And, tell you what, we’ll use samples from westerns – like the hammy ‘Snake Pond’!

There’d better be a track to please the manager, let’s use the box-ticking ‘Rock N Roll’, complete with Auto-Tune and Pendulum-esque breakdown. And let’s end the album chanting “Wu-Tang” to fade! That’ll show ’em!

Ailbhe Malone

2/10

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