Wu-Tang x Remedy – Wu-Tang x Remedy (CD)
Remedy is a MC and producer from Staten Island, New York who first made his mark with the song ‘Never Again’ from the Wu-Tang Killa Bees’ debut album ‘The Swarm’ in the summer of 1998. He eventually made his full-length debut ‘The Genuine Article’ in the spring of 2001, and followed it up with ‘Code Red’ about two-and-a-half years later. The last we heard from him on his own was ‘It All Comes Down to This’ but with the 11-year anniversary of that release just gone by, he’s enlisting a star-studded cast of veterans to be featured on his fourth album.
Ghostface Killah tags along for the opener ‘Modern Day Miracles’, working in an occultist loop to verbally abuse anyone who wants to challenge them, whereas ‘Death Defying’ with Inspectah Deck finds the pair over an operatic instrumental talking about choosing whether to kill or be killed. ‘Sparrow’ takes a more soulful route, comparing himself to the titular bird leading into Ghostface returning alongside Conway the Machine for ‘The Pulpit’ incorporating some orchestral samples talking about street life. The penultimate track ‘Noir Story’ is a full-on Killah Priest solo cut with a drumless instrumental, and his lyrical skill here is something to behold. ‘Never Again’ ends the album, mournfully paying tribute to those lost along the way.
If you’re a diehard Wu-Tang fan, then you’re going to be highly impressed. Remedy is completely rejuvenated, as he pays homage to one of the most loved hip-hop groups.
Modern Day Miracle
Greatness: Killa Bee Legacy
The Art Basel
Killa Bee Invasion
To Say The Least