Add a cover
English (Change) 

General information  

Links  

Release info  

Alias  

Ratings

This media has not been rated yet.
Be the first one!

To rate this media or to interact with your friends, create a free mediatly account. You'll also be able to collaborate with our growing community and make it you digital entertainment center.

Friends who like

Sign up to see which of your friends like this.

Linked media  

Linking media

Mediatly © 2013

Mediatly, The multimedia social network

Discover new movies and TV shows to watch, novels or comics to read, music to hear and games to play thanks to your friends. It's fast, free, simple and enjoyable!
To start discover a new world, Sign up for free

  
Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang (2011)

Type :    

  Summary  

Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang is the fifth studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan-member Raekwon, released March 7, 2011, on Ice H20 and EMI Records. Guests for the album include Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Lloyd Banks, Method Man, Nas, and Rick Ross, among others.

The album debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 29,000 copies in its first week. It produced two singles, "Butter Knives" and the title track. Upon its release, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang received positive reviews from most music critics, who complimented Raekwon's performance and commended him for his musical direction.

  Presentation  

 background
Due to the 8 Diagrams controversy, which took place in late 2007, Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang was initially planned to be a Wu-Tang Clan group album, minus production from RZA. Raekwon later revealed that it would instead be his fifth studio album, and as originally intended, would not feature contributions from RZA. In regards to this decision, Raekwon clarified in an interview with Vibe "RZA doesn’t have to be on every album. I wanted to give some other producers a chance. It’s not about beef."

When Raekwon was asked about the album in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he explained "It’s not nothing derogatory towards Wu. It’s just that Shaolin is the place, Wu-Tang is the crew that came from that place. It’s like me just going back to my history of being an emcee first, before I actually became part of Wu-Tang. I always give RZA that support as far as saying he brought Wu-Tang to the table. It was his philosophy. He picked certain dudes to be part of this group, and he said, 'This is what it’s going to be called'. Before that, I was on the block. I was living in Shaolin. So this album just shows the street side of me, challenging the great side of Wu-Tang. Which is almost like how T.I. did T.I. vs. T.I.P. You’re going to get sounds that relate to Wu-Tang. You’re going to get sounds that relate to great Rae at his best shit, too. You’re going to get a lot of animation as far as the skits are concerned. It’s going to be a hot one. Everyone’s going to love it."

Show more

  Tracklist   

Standard edition
# Name Artist Live Acoustic Hidden Duration
1-1 Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang Raekwon       02:30
1-2 Every Soldier in the Hood Raekwon       02:54
1-3 Silver Rings Raekwon       01:48
1-4 Chop Chop Ninja Raekwon       04:24
1-5 Butter Knives Raekwon       02:47
1-6 Snake Pond Raekwon       02:29
1-7 Crane Style Raekwon       01:55
1-8 Rock 'N Roll Raekwon       05:40
1-9 Rich & Black Raekwon       03:35
1-10 From the Hills Raekwon       02:55
1-11 Last Trip to Scotland Raekwon       02:42
1-12 Ferry Boat Killaz Raekwon       02:00
1-13 Dart School Raekwon       02:28
1-14 Molasses Raekwon       04:13
1-15 The Scroll Raekwon       02:34
1-16 Masters of Our Fate Raekwon       03:22
1-17 Wu Chant Raekwon       00:42

  Artists    

  Crew    

  Companies    

  • Record label
  • EMI

  Photos    

  Press reviews    

  User reviews

  Sources

Whole or part of the information contained in this card come from the Wikipedia article "Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang", licensed under CC-BY-SA full list of contributors here.