Wu-Tang Clan "Ruckus In B Minor" Dirty:
Wu-Tang Clan "Ruckus In B Minor" Clean:
Still number 1? For what it's worth, Wu-Tang Clan may still be the most beloved rap group in the world. Of course, groups like TDE, YMCMB, and MMG might have something to say about that, but those are more of a collection of solo artists than a collective group in the sense of the Wu.
The Staten Island crew have now delivered "Ruckus In B Minor," the third single from their upcoming album, A Better Tomorrow. The song debuted on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show, and now both the dirty and clean versions of the song are posted on his website. A clean version of a Wu-Tang song doesn't feel right, but Wu-Tang is for the children so we're sharing that on this page too. Get the audio streams above.
Kicking off with a beyond-the-grave intro from Ol' Dirty Bastard, the track lives up to its name: it brings the ruckus. The beat is really good, and has lots of intricate little twists and turns as Inspectah Deck, Method Man, U-God, Cappadonna, GhostFace Killah, GZA, RZA, Raekwon, and Masta Killa lay down hot bars. For me, the highlight is during the GZA verse, as the genius drops knowledge while the guitar builds up, drops out, then comes back at double-speed. That might be the best moment I've heard on a rap record in all of 2014.
This is probably the best sounding Wu-Tang song we've heard from the new album, following the first two singles "Ron O'Neal" and "Keep Watch." Not coincidentally, this track was co-produced by Def Jam co-founder and zen music guru Rick Rubin.
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