Bring The Pain

I was never too ¬†fussed about Wu Tang Clan. Nothing against them, I just fell out with hip hop around this time. And it seemed like I needed a wallchart to keep track of all the members and their offshoots and solo projects. But I bought a 12″ of Method Man and Mary J Blige doing You’re All I Need (To Get By) and the B-side was this Chemical Brothers remix of Bring The Pain. When I mentioned this remix to my hip hop obsessed sibling he said ‘What the fuck’s a chemical brother?’

Bring The Pain (Chemical Brothers remix)


Liquid Swords

I don’t post much hip-hop (I’m sure I’ve typed that line every time I’ve posted some hip-hop). 1995 was around the time I drifted away from hip-hop and to be honest I never really got into the whole Wu Tang thing. This track was a good ‘un though, from GZA’s 1995 solo album Liquid Swords. This starts with a spooky sample from a Japanese horror film and then moves seamlessly into very funky hip-hop track, Wu Tang’s RZA on production, and GZA’s superb, ahem, flow. Just typing that makes me feel like a middle aged white man.

Liquid Swords