great blog. only one thing: you keep using the word simplistic to describe the rza's beats. this is the definition of simplistic: The tendency to oversimplify an issue or a problem by ignoring complexities or complications. i think you mean simple (not elaborate or artificial; plain; easy to understand, deal with, use, etc.) there's a subtle but significant difference between the two.
thanks for this, it inspired me to listen to more wu-tang!
First verse of Triumph best Wu verse ever? Fuck I'm sick of reading that. It's nowhere near their best group song either. Beat is lame and pretentious, most of the verses are pretty weak. Inspectah Deck has WAY better verses on Hellz Wind Staff, Visionz, For Heavens Sake and Heaterz.