Album Review: Wu Block

When this joint project by Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch was announced, I was anticipating on how this would come across in this age of hip-hop. Listening to both groups, I knew that this would be a great joint project but the masses probably will ignore it.

Ghostface and Sheek appear on most of the tracks as they both take it back to that grimey New York hip-hop that both artists are known for. There are appearances from other Wu-Tang Clan members (Raekwon, Method Man, Masta Killa and I guess we can include Cappadonna) as well as Styles P and Jadakiss of The LOX.

“We’ve been making hits for years. I’m mad we don’t got no awards.” – Sheek from “Bust Shots”

The album beings with Ghostface, Sheek, Raekwon and Jadakiss dropping gems over Fithestate’s track on “Crack Spot Stories”. It’s a track that’s reminiscing the feel of the time when these groups went in the booth and unleashed that fury. Ghostface was really talking his shit on the track, Pretty Toney was definitely in the building. Inspectah Deck steals the show on both “Different Time Zones” and “Bust Shots”. The smoothest track in my opinion is the GZA, Masta Killa and Erykah Badu featured “Drivin’ Round”. Termanology & Moose knocked this track out and it just sets the perfect tone for the MC’s to knock out and Ms. Badu on the hook makes it complete.

Wu-Block is a very solid album in my opinion and it’s just unfortunate that folks will ignore it.