Jul 18, 2019
The Album: GZA Liquid Swords (1995)
Music journalist David Ma has been in the game for a long time,
writing for The Guardian, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Source, and
many, many others. He's also the host of Dad Bod Rap Pod, a hip-hop
roundtable discussion show from the Bay area. When he told us he
wanted to talk about GZA's debut solo effort, Liquid Swords, we
knew we were in for a good conversation.
We talk about GZA's new jack swing beginnings, his role within the Wu-Tang Clan, and his seemingly endless vocabulary. Even within the Wu's solo efforts, Liquid Swords stands out, with its gritty production, complex lyricism, and hard-hitting flow. It stood the test of time and still bounces, Shogun Assassin samples included.
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Show Tracklisting (all songs from Liquid Swords unless indicated otherwise):