Simon Vozick-Levinson
March 24, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Wu-Massacre

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B+

Cleverly splitting the difference between a full Wu-Tang Clan offering and an affiliated solo release, Wu-Massacre boils the group down to three of its most fearsome lyricists. Method Man’s acid sarcasm grounds Ghostface Killah’s tightly wound exclamations, which in turn nicely balance Raekwon’s flinty realism, and the trio’s rhymes are well served throughout by big, soulful beats. Who knew it would be this easy to solve the lack of focus that has plagued so much of the assembled Clan’s later output? B+

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