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Shaolin's Finest Dennis Coles doesn't rap -- he squeals and sobs, riding associative streams of ghetto hieroglyphics so knotted they'd make James Joyce's head spin....Shaolin's FinestReissues, Hip-Hop/Rap Dennis Coles doesn't rap -- he squeals and sobs, riding associative streams of ghetto hieroglyphics so knotted they'd make James Joyce's head spin....2003-05-23

Shaolin's Finest

Genre: Reissues, Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Ghostface Killah

Dennis Coles doesn’t rap – he squeals and sobs, riding associative streams of ghetto hieroglyphics so knotted they’d make James Joyce’s head spin. This hits collection spotlights the Wu-Tanger’s brilliant attention to detail and his roughneck sensitivity: ”Camay” offsets round-the-way romance tales with spooky piano tinkles, while the nostalgic ”Child’s Play” is rich, RZA-soul bliss. Other experiments with R&B accompaniment chafe, but Ghost transcends even the blandest gloss with histrionic fire.

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