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Wu-Tang X Remedy


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Remedy is an MC and producer from Staten Island, New York who first made his mark with the song Never Again from the Wu-Tang Killa Bees debut album The Swarm in the summer of 1998.

He eventually made his full-length debut The Genuine Article in the spring of 2001, and followed it up with Code Red about two-and-a-half years later. The last we heard from him on his own was It All Comes Down To This, but with the 11-year anniversary of that release just gone by, he is enlisting a star-studded cast of veterans to be featured on his fourth album.

Ghostface Killah tags along for the opener Modern Day Miracles, working in an occultist loop to verbally abuse anyone who wants to challenge them, whereas Death Defying with Inspectah Deck finds the pair over an operatic instrumental talking about choosing whether to kill or be killed. Sparrow takes a more soulful route, comparing himself to the titular bird leading into Ghostface returning alongside Conway the Machine for The Pulpit incorporating some orchestral samples talking about street life. The penultimate track Noir Story is a full-on Killah Priest solo cut with a drumless instrumental, and his lyrical skill here is something to behold. Never Again ends the album, mournfully paying tribute to those lost along the way.

If you are a diehard Wu-Tang fan, then you are going to be highly impressed. Remedy is completely rejuvenated, as he pays homage to one of the most loved hip-hop groups.

Tracklist

The Recipe / Noir Story / Sparrow / Calculated Risk / Crazy 8s / Modern Day Miracles / To Say The Least / The Art Basel / Never Again / Greatness: The Killer Bee Legacy / The Pulpit / Killer Bee Invasion / Supreme Intellect / Death Defying