Liquid Swords (1995) GZA's lyrics reflect an imagination fired by cheap kung-fu flicks and a blurry sense of history. With its tight beat, Liquid Swords emphasizes the finesse… Genius Hip-Hop/Rap Pop
Music Review

Liquid Swords (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Genius; Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop

GZA's lyrics reflect an imagination fired by cheap kung-fu flicks and a blurry sense of history. With its tight beat, Liquid Swords emphasizes the finesse with which GZA weaves his vocals over straightforward rhythms. In contrast to his hyperactive wordplay, the music is meditatively simple, but the combination works. B+

Originally posted Nov 24, 1995 Published in issue #302 Nov 24, 1995 Order article reprints