RZA – “Fatal”
RZA reminds us that he’s a rapper too and soldiers through with decent results. The strings are too grandiose for the Wu general but the choked sample works.
Lil’ Flip ft. Ghostface and Raekwon – “I Gotta Get Paid”
Bouncy rubber bass over grime clicks. Sounds like Wiley snuck into the studio and took over. At gunpoint. Lyrically, would have expected a bit more from these three.
WC, E-40 and Christ Bearer – “The Guns Come Out”
Highlight. Dub-dancehall beat. E-40’s highly enunciated verses are the best here.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Black Ke – “Thirsty”
Dirty sounds restrained, at his most coherent… while rapping about vampires. Appropriate somehow.
Most of the rest of the songs are pop-dance and sound about 10 years late, DJs what, trance who, etc etc etc. The two Ramin Djwadi cuts (one with RZA) are both good, though.