Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Release Date : March 14th, 1995
02. Shimmy Shimmy Ya
03. Baby C'mon
04. Brooklyn Zoo
05. Hippa To Da Hoppa
06. Raw Hide
08. Don't U Know
09. The Stomp
10. Goin' Down
11. Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)
13. Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)
14. Proteck Ya Neck II The Zoo
15. Cuttin' Headz
16. Dirty Dancin' (Bonus Track)
17. Harlem World (Bonus Track)
Personnel includes: Ol' Dirty Bastard; Method Man, The RZA, Raekwon The Cheff, The Genius, Ghost Face Killer, Lord Buddah Monk, Master Killer, Prodigal Sun, Zoo Keeper, Murdoc, Killer Priest, 12 O'Clock, Shorty Shit Stain, 60 Second Assassin (vocals)
Producers: The RZA (tracks 2-3, 5-8, 10, 12-16); Ol' Dirty Bastard, True Master (track 4); Ol' Dirty Bastard (track 9); Ethan Ryman, Ol' Dirty Bastard (track 11); Big Dore (track 17).
The Source 5/95, p.65
4 Stars - Slammin' - "...The third shot fired in the Wu-Tang revolution spotlights the crazy drunken flow of the Ol' Dirty Bastard....a must-have for every real hardcore head....hardcore lyrics kicked live over a non-stop assault of that addictive Shao-lin funk..."
Vibe 5/95, p.97
"...Ol' Dirty's catchy sing-along...is paired with subtle keyboards and the RZA's typically murky beats, yielding a mystic's brew, which, like all Wu-related fare, defiantly flies in the face of conventions....the aural pleasures are...convincing..."
Rolling Stone 4/20/95, p.78
4 Stars - Excellent - "...With his raspy, lisp-punctuated voice and half-sung, half-rapped style, [Ol' Dirty Bastard] may well be the most original vocalist in hip-hop history..."
Melody Maker 4/22/95, p.35
Recommended - "...an hour of cruel hard and frighteningly funny hip hop; the perfect companion piece to Wu-Tang's 36 CHAMBERS...the songs are driven by a vicious, unstable urgency..."
Entertainment Weekly 3/31/95, p.61
"...This solo effort by a second member of the near-platinum Wu-Tang Clan showcases the raw, innovative talent of their illest member....RZA's signature dissonant piano loops [sparkle] behind Dirty's delirious, reverberating delivery..." - Rating: A-
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