Raekwon’s Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang is über slept-on in the Wu kitchen, but in no way, shape or form is that a direct reflection on the quality ingredients sprinkled in his Twenty Eleven gumbo pot. Take the gruesome cinema of “Ferry Boat Killaz” for example. Picking up right where their killer collab “Surgical Gloves” left off, Rae and Alan The Chemist give the moonlight new energy without the association of a club. An interlude of sorts; Rae digs deep in his memory’s case files to a time where dumping bodies off in the New York Bay was as common as a 2 a.m. egg roll run.
Don’t allow yourself to confuse late night car wash visits with copious amounts of conceit. There’s DNA on the windshield and getting indicted for 75 years is never in the equation of the grand scheme. Prodigy still smells like the bottom bunk after being released from prison last month and he’s already getting his fingernails dirty. If you know your Hip-Hop history, you’ll know The Chef was on hand for all three of the Mobb’s consecutive classics.
It’s simply a favor for a favor and an eye for an eye.
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