Return to the 36 Chambers
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Return's title and various lyrics acknowledge Wu-Tang's self-built mythology, but Ol' Dirty Bastard's solo debut, like the man himself, runs on its own idiosyncratic power. Rapping forcefully and on point--mumbling, singing, allowing weird wordless sounds to escape his throat in an assertion of his right to make random noise--ODB slips from mode to mode like Marvin Gaye juxtaposing the gruff and the smooth in the same song. The production, mostly by the RZA, sets the man down in the middle of funky, shape-shifting tracks to scream for blood, shout out to the Temptations and "you other grooops!" and threaten "any MC in any 52 states.""I love that guy," ODB secret identity Russell Jones declares of his alter ego at the outset; after a listen to this disc, it's likely at least part of you will, too. --Rickey Wright

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tracklisting: Intro
Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Baby C'mon
Brooklyn Zoo
Hippa to da Hoppa
Raw Hide - Method Man
Damage - GZA/Genius
Don't You Know
Goin' Down
Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)
Snakes - Buddah Monk
Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)
Proteck Ya Neck II in the Zoo
Cuttin' Headz
Dirty Dancin' [*] - Method Man
Harlem World [*]
title: Return to the 36 Chambers
rating: 4
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 28-03-1995
price: $18.98
net Rating: 4.5
last lookup time: 137388672
genre: East Coast
Gangsta & Hardcore
fullTitle: Return to the 36 Chambers
currentValue: $4.98
created: 137388576
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
Explicit Lyrics
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artist: Ol' Dirty Bastard