GZA & DJ Muggs - Grandmasters
Wu-Tang's cerebral rapper GZA teams up with Cypress Hill DJ Muggs to deliver a highly anticipated collaborative effort. There is alot of references to chess and the album has a feeling of being intelligent, deliberate, calculated...in other words, exactly the kind of stuff GZA is known for. Muggs utilizes Wu-Tang styled soul samples so this acutally sounds very much like early 90's Wu as opposed to a real clash of styles between Wu and Cypress Hill. The album gets a lift from guest appearnces such as the posse cut "Advanced Pawns" featuring RZA, Raekwon and Sen Dog. Overall a good addition to any Wu fan's collection even if it wont go down as an incredible classic. "Unprotected Pieces" is the shit.