Remember 1995? When mainstream rap was still dangerous and not a toothless genre dominated by Australian women and Canadian former child stars? None were more dangerous than the Wu Tang Clan and the most unpredictable and unstable of their considerable number was the Ol’ Dirty Bastard. True, of Dirty’s solo singles he was grittier and more intimidating on Brooklyn Zoo, and his madcap genius shone brighter on material from later in his (sadly short lived) career like Got Your Money, but for me, the perfect distillation of Dirty’s talent is today’s selection, Shimmy Shimmy Ya.
And remember, all of the artists are good artists but they’re not as good as Wu Tang. Wu Tang is for the children!