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Wu Tang Clan – The 8 Diagrams

June 19, 2009

Label: Universal
Rating: Three Guns

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A lot has happened in the six years since The Wu-Tang Clan released their last album. The members have gone to release successful solo albums, Ol’ Dirty Bastard died, so on and so on…

“The 8 Diagrams” brings all the Wu-Tang members (RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Masta Killa) together. Even Ol’ Dirty Bastard appears on “16th Chamber”.

The track that stands out is “The Heart Gently Weeps” which is a take off of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. George Harrison’s son Dhani Harrison, Erykah Badu and The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante guest-star on the song. The song is dark as it explores loss and the reality of violence and crime. Erykah’s interlude “I don’t know why/Nobody told you/Man’s not supposed to cry/Though we’re just babies and you’re so crazy/How tears of joy bring so much life” speaks volumes to the emotions of life and yeah, sometimes life is that fucked up.

Like this group? you may also like: Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Redman, Method Man, Jay-Z